Dan Hill is CEO of Fabrica, a communications research centre and design studio based in Treviso, Italy. A designer and urbanist, he has previously held design leadership positions at Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund) in their influential Strategic Design Unit, at Arup as foresight and innovation leader for the Australasian region, at Monocle, as web and broadcast director, and the BBC, as head of interactive technology and design.
Dan is an adjunct professor in the Design, Architecture and Building faculty at University of Technology, Sydney. His blog City of Sound covers the intersection between cities, design, culture and technology, and his books include "Dark Matter & Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary" (Strelka Press, 2012).
Estonia's e-residency programme suggests how passports could more accurately reflect the rich and complex nature of identity, says Dan Hill, following the launch of our Brexit passport design competition. More
Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: the Australian pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale will make a convincing argument for the swimming pool as the Antipodean answer to the piazza – a public space that deserves protection, says Dan Hill. More
Opinion: from drones to driverless buses, robots are seen as a replacement for workers who do society's "dirty, dangerous and dull" jobs. But robotic infrastructure has much wider implications for how our cities work, says Dan Hill. More
Opinion: Elon Musk is a real-life Tony Stark – a billionaire CEO who wants to change the world. With the launch of his energy-storing batteries for powering our homes, he may actually be developing the technology to do it, says Dan Hill. More
Opinion: from Chicago's rat problem to transport startups like Bridj and Uber, data is being used to predict behaviour and manage our cities. But the idea of the "Predictive City" should be treated with a healthy dose of scepticism, argues Dan Hill. More
Opinion: after five cyclists die on London roads in nine days, Dan Hill asks whether driverless cars would make our roads safer, or whether dependance on "an algorithmic organisation of society" would only encourage complacency. More
Opinion: the internet is about to disrupt education and kill the lecture, which brings together "bored lecturers with hungover students". But, asks Dan Hill, would design students be better off learning in the "gloriously generative cyberpunk favelas" of current institutions? More
Opinion: in his first Opinion column for Dezeen, Dan Hill reflects on the recent sale of Finland's two most iconic design brands - Artek and Nokia - and suggests what the country's design industry should do next. More