Innovative Scenarios and Products for Sport Outdoor: The Challenge of Design for Citizens’ Wellness and Health

  • Francesca TosiEmail author
  • Giuseppe Fedele
  • Alessia Brischetto
  • Mattia Pistolesi
  • Daniele Busciantella Ricci
  • Alessandra Rinaldi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)


Increasing physical activity and physical education are very important issues to overcome ageing population, but require the development of a conscious attitude of citizens towards their own health. Ergonomics for Design and methods of the Human-centred design and User Experience may allow outlining possible solutions for increasing human expectations towards active life, wellness and prevention. This paper presents the results of the Wellness Outdoor workshop, promoted by the Laboratory of Ergonomics and Design (LED) of the University of Florence in collaboration with Technogym, a leading-edge company that develops fitness equipment for any physical activity. Main aims of the workshop were to define and design novel scenarios and systems concepts for outdoor fitness. To this aim, we followed a first research step based on focus groups, personas methods, user observations and Task Analysis, which led to the definition of user needs and context-of-use. Then, brainstorming activities driven by scenarios-based design and parallel design sessions proved to be effective for outlining inputs and ideas generation. Finally, in the present work four system concepts, named S.O.Fiber, Hexagon Space, Outdoor Training and Develop, are presented.


Fitness outdoor Urban innovation Human-centred design User Experience 



A special thanks to the Technogym company, in particular to the engineers Giuseppe Fedele and Francesco Calcaterra, for contributing to the realization of the Wellness Outdoor workshop. We also thank the designers who participated in the workshop: The Turkish Rosary, Angelo Iannotta, Wang Haoyu, Gabbatore Stefano, Cristina De Alfieri, Wu Fang Yuan, Niccolò Mazzoni, Alessio Tanzini, Matilda Muscatello, Le Diem Huong, Vu Tuong Quyen, Gianluigi Cantanamessa, Mariana Motta, Ester Nerini, Carolina Oliveira, Pu Ling Xing, Valentina Zamorano, Eleonora Didio, Rachele Nencioni, Wang Xiang, Ji Lu, Liu Xu, Martino Nicola, Monica Moggia, Soheil Ehsani, Maria Borrego, Armando Moreno.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Tosi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giuseppe Fedele
    • 2
  • Alessia Brischetto
    • 1
  • Mattia Pistolesi
    • 1
  • Daniele Busciantella Ricci
    • 1
  • Alessandra Rinaldi
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Ergonomics and Design, Department of ArchitectureUniversity of FlorenceCalenzanoItaly
  2. 2.Technogym Research CenterCesenaItaly

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