Conference papers

Stepanovic, M., Ferraro, V. (2024). Envisioning Technological Artefacts Through Anticipatory Scenarios and Diegetic Prototypes. In: Zanella, F., et al. Multidisciplinary Aspects of Design. Design! OPEN 2022. Springer Series in Design and Innovation , vol 37. Springer, Cham.

Mila Stepanovic (2023) Design Fiction Prototyping to tackle Societal Challenges and support design for Sustainable Behaviours. EKSIG23 From Abstractness to Concreteness. June 19-20, 2023, Milano, Italy 

Stepanovic, M., Ferraro, V. (2023): “Envisioning technological artefacts through anticipatory scenarios and diegetic prototypes”, Design! Objects, Processes, Experiences, Narratives (OPEN), Parma, Italy, 4-6th May 2022. 

Mila Stepanovic, Laurens Boer and Tom Jenkins. 2022. Reconfiguring the Smartphone Use to Support Intentional Use. In Proceedings of ACM NordiCHI’22. October 8–12, 2022, Aarhus, Denmark.

Stepanovic, M., Ferraro, V.: “Reflecting on new approaches for the design for behavioral change research and practice: Shaping the technologies through immersive design fiction prototyping”DUXU 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN, USER EXPERIENCE AND USABILITY 21 – 24 July 2020, Virtual sessions.


Stepanovic, M., Ferraro, V. (2021) “Disruptive technologies and behavioural change: Design fiction as trigger for critical thinking” in Cumulus Conference Proceedings Series 07/2021 Rome.

Mariani, I.; Parisi, S.; Bolzan, P.; Stepanovic, M.; Invernizzi, M.; Varisco, L. (2021) “Envisioning and prototyping smart material system and artefacts from data-informed scenarios. A case study of design hackathon between digital and physical”, in Cumulus Conference Proceedings Series 07/2021 Rome.

Mariani, I.; Parisi, S.; Bolzan, P.; Stepanovic, M.; Invernizzi, M.; Varisco, L. (2019) “Indata, Envisioning & Prototyping Informed by Knowledge”, Open-Access Data Platform to Support Design Scenarios. 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies 1 – 7  July 2019.

Stepanovic, M., Ingaramo, M.: “Process tailored to the new Design Challenges and Opportunities”, In 5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2018 – ISBN:978-619-7408-66-9, vol. 18. 5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2018. August 26 – September 1, 2018, pp.465-472. DOI:10.5593/sgemsocial2018/5.3/S21.059

Stepanovic, M., Ferraro, V.: Digitalize limits for increased capability: Technology to overcome Human Mechanisms. Paper accepted for: 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affilated Conferences (AHFE 2017) Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Studios Orlando Resort TM, Orlando, Florida, USA. July 22-26, 2018.

Mila Stepanovic, Venere Ferraro: Engaging with the user: Defining and Designing the user experience. SAF€RA Symposium Emergence of a New Collaborative Work Programme on Industrial Safety 12-13 April, Athens, Greece.

Journal articles

Ingaramo, M., Stepanovic, M. (2021) “When the Lights turn off. Future perspectives of Design for Smart Home (Quando le luci si spengono. Le prospettive future per design della casa intelligente)”, in AGATHÓN International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, vol 10, pp. 168 – 170, DOI: 10.19229/2464-9309/1015202

Ferraro, V., Stepanovic, M. (2020) “IA, Design Fiction e pensiero critico (AI, Design Fiction, and Critical Thinking)” in DIID Disegno Industriale (Industrial Design)

Venere Ferraro, Lucia Rampino, Mila Stepanovic (2019) “A Plurisensorial Device to support Human Smell in Hazardous Environment and Prevent Respiratory Disease. In ADVANCES IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION (Personal Assistance and Monitoring Devices Applications), vol. 5893, pp.1-10, ISSN: 1687,

Venere Ferraro, Mila Stepanovic, Silvia Ferraris (2017): Persuasive Technology as key to increase Working Health Condition. The Case study of a Wearable System to prevent Respiratory Disease. The Design Journal, 20: sup1, S2439-S2450, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352757. WOS (Web of Science™) Indexed Journal

Book volume contributions

Varisco, L., Mariani, I., Parisi, S., Stepanovic, M., Invernizzi, M., & Bolzan, P. (2020). InData Envisioning and Prototyping Informed by Data. A Data Scraping and Visualization Tool to Support Design Scenarios. In T. Ahram, R. Taiar, S. Colson, & A. Choplin (Eds.), Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (pp. 441–447). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Venere Ferraro, Mila Stepanovic, Silvia Ferraris: Wearable technology as a tool to motivate health behaviour: A case study. In (ed.) Dr. Jesús Hamilton Ortiz “Wearable Technologies”, InTech Publishing, 2018. Book indexed in the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (BKCI) ISBN 978-953-51-6081-6

Venere Ferraro, Mila Stepanovic, Silvia Ferraris (2017): Wearability and User Experience through User Engagement: The Case study of  Wearable Plurisensorial Device. In: (Ed) Tareq Ahram Christianne Falcão, “Advances in Human Factors in WearableTechnologies and Game Design. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing,” p. 125-135, Springer International Publishing, 2017, SCOPUS indexed Book.


Stepanovic Mila (2022): “Design Fiction 4 Critical Thinking: Designing consciously Technological Artefacts to tackle aware behaviours”, PhD thesis (cycle 34) supervised by professor Ferraro Venere (Politecnico di Milano), discussant professor Tom Jenkins (ITU Copenhagen), reviewers professor Tom Jenkins (ITU Copenhagen) and Alberto Gallace (University Bicocca), Politecnico di Milano.

Stepanovic Mila (2016): “P.O.D. Protective and Interactive Wearable System for Occupational Disease”, MSc Thesis supervised by Ferraro Venere, co-advised by Elli Federico, Politecnico di Milano.

Mila Stepanovic


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