What Am I Doing, Now?

La question n’est pas de travailler,
c’est de fair croire aux autres qu’on travaille.

—Tristan Bernard.


Inspired by the NowNowNow movement, in this page you can find what I am doing now.
(Updated on April 2020)

I work as a Senior Strategic Designer in the fields of Service Design, UX Design, Interaction Design, User Research, User Interface Design, Usability Testing and managing small remote groups of designers and developers.


I am expanding my online and live Facilitation services to cover: Collective Intelligence Design, Systems Practice and Systems Change.


I am writing about my experience on this blog. Thing I wanted to do for +20 years. Read my latest articles:

How to transform a draft into a final article by mental distancing
Write a draft impulsively and without caring too much. Let it rest. Collect feedback. Then edit it and publish it.
More networked thinking
How I am evolving my Personal Knowledge Management workflow. The difference between reading and writing-while-reading.
Creativity, eclecticism and Personal Knowledge Management
Having too many ideas. Struggle in finding a common thread. Concerned about building an audience while being eclectic. What about curating sources, filtering inputs.
Notes on creativity and productivity with Ness Labs Community
Great session today on creativity, inspiration, productivity, workflow with Anne Laure Le Cunff of https://nesslabs.com/ My notes: Idea trails.https://trickle.app/ Lifelong learners are always dealing with information overload. Great sources of knowledge can be hard …
Design is a Plan
A short video by Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau elaborating on the concept that Design is Planning.
What User Experience (UX) Really Means
This is what Donald Norman, the inventor of the term User Experience really meant when he created the term User Experience (UX).
Perfectionism Killed my Creativity
I did too much. And I did nothing. This is the story of how being a perfectionist got me stuck.
Systemic Design Toolkit by Kristel van Ael of Namahn
Keynote: Hands-on with Systemic Design by Kristel van Ael of Namahn during The Virtual Design Thinking BarCamp 2020 .
Massimo Curatella interviewed on Knowledge Management by David Orban
This is an extract of the interview transcript that David Orban conducted live on the 14 April 2020 for his Internet who Searching For The Question Live. Massimo Curatella (me!) was interviewed on …
Speculative Design, Critical Design, and Future Design. Notes from the Webinar by Debora Bottà
Speculative Design is about re-imagining our imagination to create better futures that are possible and desirable.
Massimo Curatella
Massimo Curatella

Designer, Facilitator, Writer.