Universita di Genova

Alessandra Caroline Canfield Petrecca

PhD student in Design for Sustainability @ LeNSlab
Politecnico di Milano

Alessandra Caroline Canfield Petrecca
  • Design for sustainability

  • Service design

  • Service prototype

About me

My research activities in brief

Service Design enthusiast. Experienced Product Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Strong arts and design professional skilled in Interior, Furniture, Design Management, Project Management.

Bio & resume

My academic career summary

My journey in the field of design began with a degree in Industrial Design Product Design from PUC-PR in 2010, followed by another degree in Furniture Design Technology from UTFPR in 2011.

Driven by a desire to expand my expertise, I pursued specializations in Business Management (2016) and Project Management (2019) at UP. These additional qualifications have provided me with a well-rounded skill set to tackle various aspects of design projects.

My thirst for knowledge and research brought me to UFPR, where I achieved a Master’s degree in Design. During this time, I focused my research on Service Prototyping and had the privilege of being part of the Design & Sustainability Center (NDS), where I further explored my passion for sustainable design practices.


Principal research interests

My research focuses on intriguing areas such as Product + Services Systems, Distributed Economy, and Digital Transitions.

As a member of the esteemed LeNSlab Polimi research laboratory, I am deeply involved in design, sustainability, and systems innovation.

Media & Outreach

Communication and dissemination of my scientific results.


    Meet the people with whom I collaborate the most.


    Institutions and companies I have worked with.