Sarah Joy Giacomelli


She has achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design in 2020 at LABA Brescia and a Master’s Degree in Systemic Design at Politecnico di Torino in 2022. Her thesis intends to study and design an interface system that supports the user’s confidence in the driving experience of a car at level 3 automation. The research process was carried out starting from an analysis both in science fiction literature and with concrete examples that can be found today. Afterwards, trust was studied as a construct in itself, its importance in the man-machine relationship and how it is influenced by the interface. Through the use of personas, the relationship between the driver and an autonomous car was imagined, from the discovery of the vehicle to its direct use in a circuit, the latter created to test the driver’s confidence in autonomous driving within a simulation with a VR headset.