Dr. Delle Monache, S.

Stefano Delle Monache is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Human-centered Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, as well as a Marie SkĹ‚odowska-Curie Research Fellow.

Academic Background

Stefano's academic background is rooted in sonic interaction design and focused on the study and design of behaviours mediated by sound, either as a display of processes or as an input medium.
Stefano received his PhD in Science of Design in 2012 from Iuav University of Venice, Italy, with a thesis on post-Bauhaus design approaches to formgiving issues in sonic interaction. His research interests span practices, methods and representations for sound-driven design, evaluation of sound in interaction, and interactive sound models for computational artefacts.

Stefano has been involved in several EU research projects (FP6 NEST Closing the Loop of Sound Evaluation and Design 2006 - 2009, COST Action on Sonic Interaction Design 2007 - 2011, FP7 FET Sketching Audio Technologies using Vocalizations and Gestures 2014 - 2016, Erasmus+ KA2 INTERactive Environment for MUSIC learning and practicing 2017 - 2020). In 2020, Stefano was awarded a Marie SkĹ‚odowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.  His funded project, Participatory Designing with Sounds (PaDS, 2020 - 2022), aims at extending knowledge on sound-driven design cognition and developing methods and tools to help designers and other actors to collaboratively create sound-driven designs.


  • 2012
    PhD dissertation, Science of Design, Iuav University of Venice
    Sonic interaction, research through Basic design
  • 2008
    B.Mus in Electronic Music Composition, Music Conservatoire G. Verdi of Como
  • 2000
    LL.M degree, UniversitĂ  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milano


  • 2019 ─ 2020
    Fixed-term professor of Multimedia, Department of New Technologies and Musical Languages, Music Conservatoire of Milano
  • 2014 ─ 2018
    Assistant professor of Interaction Design, Department of Architecture and Arts, Iuav University of Venice
  • 2013 ─ 2014
    Post-doc researcher, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • Sonic Interaction Design

Involved in the research project(s):