Luigi Bandini Buti

Arch., EurErg

Consultant, teacher and author in Architecture, Design, Holistic Ergonomics and Design for All
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Professional activity:

Professional as architect, designer, ergonomist and Design for All expert. For 40 years President of the Applied Ergonomics Society of Milan (SEA). Teacher in Ergonomics and Design for All in Italy (Politecnico di Milano, Università la Sapienza di Roma, Scuola Politecnica, Naba, Domus Academy, IED, Brera) and abroad (L’Avana, San Josè di Costa Rica, Parigi, Barcellona, Montreal, Malta). Fiat consultant from 1980 to 1997, introducing ergonomics in the cars' interior.

Roles:

Founder and head of LBBegonomia, since 2006 co-founder and partner of network confluenze (avrildesign + LBBergonomia + Going International, management, organization & marketing).

Cultural activity:

In 1970 he introduces ergonomics in Italy with Caio Plinio Odescalchi (ENPI) and Antonio Grieco (Clinica del Lavoro). He has been in the UNI team for the norm project “Usabilità dei prodotti industriali - UNI 1377” (2010). He has filled many institutional positions, among those:
- President of the scientific committee of Consorzio Produttori Materassi di Qualità of Assarredo
- Vice president of the Ergonomics Board for the “Ente Italiano per l’Unificazione” (UNI)
- Jury member of Smau Industrial Design Award (1994 e 2004)
- Jury member Well-Tech Technology for Wellness Award (2010 - 2014).

Professional affiliations and mememberships:

Present: member of Società Italiana di Ergonomia, Associazione per il Disegno Industriale and Associazione Design for All Italia in which he is responsible for the Quality Mark.

Past: He had many mandates, among those:
- Vice President ADI – Association of Industrial Design (1977-79), Probo viro since 2011
- President SIE – Società di Ergonomia Applicata (1988-93)
- President DfA Italia – Design for All Italia (2009-2013)

Education:

Graduate in Architecture (Politecnico di Milano)

Languages:

Native Italian, working knowledge of French, some notions of English and Spanish.

Certifications:

Eur.Erg. certification (certified by Center for Registration of Europan Ergonomist)
DfA certification (certified by Design for All Italia)

Intellectual property:

Brevetto Scatto (sliding doors opening system), 2007;
Comando per un dispositivo di climatizzazione (automotive climatic control), for Fiat Auto SpA, 1991;
Sistema per il controllo di un cambio automatico (gearbox control). for Fiat Auto SpA, 1990.

Awards

Among many:
:: ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for "Il design ergonomico" (1981); 
:: Selection for ADI Compasso d'Oro Award for "Nastroteca e nastri magnetici" products of 3M Minnesota Italia (1979);
:: Selection for the contest of the American Institute of Architects of San Diego (USA) for the project of an improper seating position (1976).

Publications:

Books:
“Design for All. Aree di ristoro: il caso Autogrill”, Maggioli Editore, 2013; “Progetto & Multisensorialità”, Franco Angeli, 2010 (with Bisson M., Boeri C., Zingale S.);
“Ergonomia Olistica”, Franco Angeli, 2008; “Ergonomia del Web”, Sole 24 Ore, 2002 (with Cosenza G., Massarutto L.); 
“Ergonomia e prodotto: dell’utile e del piacevole”, Sole 24 Ore, 2001; “Ergonomia degli uffici: l’uomo, il prodotto, l’ambiente”, Sole 24 Ore, 2001;
“Ergonomia e progetto: dell’utile e del piacevole”, Maggioli Editore, 1998.

Other publications: Numerous articles in magazines Interviews in magazines and on web. References in encyclopedias.

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