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Eddi Pianca is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Canberra where he lectures in Industrial Design and conducts research on high performance sporting products in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia http://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/media/monitor/2016/july/winter-olympians-test-cool-uc-designs . He has particular interest in high level CADD/CAM, 3D Printing, High Performance Composites, advances in design technology and the blending of design with engineering and human perception. He holds a PhD in Environmental Design from the University of Canberra which is directly related to design, sport, engineering and psychology. Prior to the University of Canberra, he worked for the Civil Aviation Authority in Australian (where he managed the Mechanical Design office), for Electronics Research Australia in Canberra Australia as an Industrial Designer designing computer equipment and for General Electrics Company in Sydney Australia as an Industrial Designer in their lighting research and development division. He has expertise in CADD, user trials, ergonomics, and simulation. He also has an Industrial Design Degree from the University of Canberra and a Mechanical Engineering Certificate from ACT TAFE Canberra Australia.


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Research Output

Introducing the Double Matrix: A new ideation method for service design

Abdul Rashid, S., BONOLLO, L. & Pianca, E., 12 Apr 2019, In : Touchpoint. 10, 3, p. 69-72 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Curriculum in Progress: Developing an industrial design programme for female students in Saudi Arabia

MONTANA HOYOS, C., STRACKE, E., OERLEMANS, K., PIANCA, E. & TRATHEN, S., 2016, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE16): Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity. Bohemia, E., Buck, L., Eriksen, K., Kovacevic, A., Ovesen, N. & Tollestrup, C. (eds.). Wiltshire, United Kingdom: Institution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society, p. 210-215 6 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Design and Technology Teachers Need to Become the Pied Pipers of Engagement and Inclusion

    Everitt, L. & PIANCA, E., 2016, Creating contexts for Learning in Technology Education: Proceedings of the 9th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research held at Magill Campus, University of South Australia, Australia, December 1-3, 2016.. Middleton, H. (ed.). Adelaide, SA: Design Technology Teachers Association of Australia, p. 55-62 8 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

  • World Cup Boardercross Binding

    PIANCA, E., TRATHEN, S., Shelley, B. & Montana-Hoyos, C. A., 2016, 7 p. Canberra, Australia : Canberra Museum and Gallery/ CRAFT ACT/ CRAFT ACT.

    Research output: Textual Creative WorksOther contribution