Antonella Toffetti

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Dr. Antonella Toffetti took a Degree in Physics and a Master in Ergonomics. In 1999, she received the title of Certified European Ergonomist (Eur.Erg.) from the Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE). From 1991 to November 2009 she worked at Centro Ricerche Fiat where she gave rise, did grow and led internal and European Cognitive Ergonomics and Product Perception activities. From December 2009 to September 2011 she worked at Fiat Group Automobiles – Research and Development. In particular, Antonella was Head of the HMI Design Group that had the responsibility to design on-board HMI systems. From October 2011 to June 2012 she was responsible for defining and coordinating activities and budgets related to ergonomics methodologies and innovation and ensuring the optimal development of ergonomic skill resources in collaboration with international partners. Since July 2012 Antonella is Project Manager for Human Machine Interaction activities at Centro Ricerche Fiat. Projects which she is responsible for are both internal and European and they are related to current development HMI solutions as well as to HMI innovations. Besides her industrial activities, she has been teaching several courses related to Cognitive Ergonomics, User-Centered Design and Human Machine Interaction since 1999. In particular, from 2002 to 2007, she taught “Ergonomics applied to industrial design” at the Architecture Faculty of Politecnico of Torino. Antonella is member of the HFES Europe Chapter since 1993. In 2003 and 2006, she was elected Co-Director of the Chapter. She was Conference Chair of 2001, 2005 and 2013 HFES Europe Chapter Annual Meetings.