Francesco Zurlo


On this episode, Professor Emília Duarte talks with Francesco Zurlo, Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Deputy Dean of the School of Design, Head of Product Design Course and Researcher. Zurlo also teaches at many Design Schools in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, China, Japan, France, Spain, and Portugal, and is author of numerous publications about strategic design.

During this conversation, Francesco shares some of his views on innovation, uncertainty, the strategic position of designers in companies, and even how design can learn from Japanese concept “Ikagai.”


Guest: Francesco Zurlo
Research: Emília Duarte
Final script: Emília Duarte
Host: Emília Duarte
Coordinator: Emília Duarte
Editor: Hugo Rocha
Branding and Graphic Design: Hugo Rocha and Davide Gambera
Producers: Emília Duarte, Hugo Rocha, and Davide Gambera
Music: Rui Gaio
Intro and Final Voice: Catia Peres