Carraro, M., Leoni, F., McAuliffe, E. C., Maffei, S., & Gollini, A. (2023). La cucina collaborativa. Co-progettare la circolarità nel sistema del dono alimentare. Milano: Libraccio ISBN/EAN: 9788885619760.

This book is available in Italian and English.
You can download the e-book from the publisher website
(Link) and the pdf version from this link.

Mortati, M., Villari B., Maffei, S., Arquilla, V. (2016). Le politiche per il design e il design per le politiche. Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN): Maggioli Editore, ISBN/EAN: 8891604149 / 9788891604149, (link to publisher website: Link).

Maffei, S., Bianchini, M., Mortati, M. (2015). Design 2020. Le sfide della trasformazione del sistema design Lombardo. Milano: Libraccio ISBN: 9-788897-748045, (available at: Link).

AA.VV. (2014). Design in European Policy, Lancaster, UK: Lancaster University, report online (available at: Link).

Journal Articles

Leoni, F., Carraro, M., McAuliffe, E. & Maffei, S., (2023). Data-centric public services as potential source of policy knowledge. Can “design for policy” help? Transforming Government:People, Process and Policy.

Huang, L.T., Villari, B., (2021). Co-creation in circular cities: A design perspectiveDISCERN: International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2(1), pp. 69-88

Villari, B., (2020). The empathic (r)evolution. Lessons learned from Covid-19 to design at the community, organization, and governmental levelsStrategic Design Research Journal, 14(1), pp. 187-19

Maffei, S., Leoni, F., & Villari, B. (2020). Data-driven Anticipatory Governance. Emerging scenarios in data for policy practices. In L., Kimbell & L., Vesnic-Alujevic (Eds.) The Future of Government: Exploring Futures through Design and Foresight [Special issue]. Policy Design and Practice.

Conference Proceedings

McAuliffe, E. (2023). Thinking Outside the Circle: Moving beyond the policy cycle in design for policyRelating Systems Thinking and Design, RSD12.

Bartolomucci. F & Leoni, F. (2023). A process proposal for the design of Data Collaboratives’ Governance Models. 24th Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference.

Leoni, F., & Noera, F. (2023). Design prototyping for public technological solutions as a social learning practice for policymaking. In Ferraris, S., Rognoli, V. & Nimkulrat, N. (Eds.) International Conference 2023 of the Design Research Society Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG). From Abstractness to Concreteness – experiential knowledge and the role of prototypes in design research.

Leoni, F., & Bazzan, G. (2023). Using QCA as an approach to make sense of micro-level data-centric practices for policy innovation: a walk-through. 6th International Conference on Public Policy.

Leoni, F. (2020). Design for policy in data for policy practices. Exploring potential convergences for policy innovation. Data for Policy 2020 5th International Conference. Zenodo.

Leoni, F., Maffei, S. & Mortati, M. (2018). Participation in policy making for social innovation: a design perspective. Proceedings of 21st DMI: Academic Design Management Conference Next Wave, 1-2 August 2018, London, UK. pp. 1240–1252. Design Management Institute. ISSN: 2640-4702.

Mortati M., Villari B., Maffei S. (2014). Design Capabilities for value creation, 9th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference proceedings, Boston, MA: Design Management Institute ISBN: 978-0-615-99152-8  (Link)

Maffei, S., Mortati, M., Villari, B. (2013). Making/Design Policies Together, EAD 2013, April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. ISBN:978-91-979541-5-0 (Link)


Mortati M., Villari B. (2016). Design Policy in Action – The model of the Luxembourg Design Action Group, report online (available at: Link).

Maffei S., Arquilla V., Mortati M., Villari B. (2014). Design Policy Issues #4, Lancaster, UK: Lancaster University, report online (available at: Link).

Maffei S., Arquilla V., Mortati M., Villari B. (2013). Design Policy Issues #1, Lancaster, UK: Lancaster University, report online (available at: Link).

MSc. Thesis

Lenna C., (2020). EU BR Portal. Service design applied to policy-making for a better fruition of policy processes within the European Commission. Master Thesis in Product Service System Design, Politecnico di Milano. Supervisors: prof. Beatrice Villari, Dr. Alessandro Rancati

Leoni F. (2015). Design Innovation and Data Visualization for participatory policy making process. Master Thesis in Communication Design, Politecnico di Milano.
Supervisors: prof. Stefano Maffei, prof. Paolo Ciuccarelli