Carla Diana

Designer, author and educator

Carla Diana is a designer, author and educator who explores the impact of future technologies through hands-on experiments in product design and tangible interaction. She has designed a range of products, from robots to connected home appliances, and is Lecturer in Smart Objects at the University of Pennsylvania.

Diana is an ongoing collaborator with the Georgia Tech Socially Intelligent Machines Lab and fellow at the innovation firm Smart Design, where she founded the Smart Interaction Lab, their R+D department specialised in smart objects. Her seminal article, “Talking, Walking Objects”, was featured on the cover of the New York Times Sunday Review in January 2013, and is a good representation of her view on our robotic future.


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