Eric M. Faggin






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My name is Eric Faggin, welcome to my website. I was born in the Silicon Valley in 1980 and graduated from Santa Clara University in 2003 with a B.S. in physics, and a B.A. in philosophy. Following graduation, I worked as a field applications engineer for Synaptics Inc. I then moved to Italy where, in 2005, I received a scholarship at Fabrica, Benetton's center for communications research, to become part of their product design team. Following this scholarship, I stayed on as a consultant at Fabrica. In 2007, I returned to the US, and in June of 2009 I completed an M.S.E. product design within Stanford University's joint program in design.

I have worked on a variety of projects, from high tech to low tech, for a multitude of clients. I believe that we understand humankind through many channels, and one of the most important is through the artifacts we create. The meaning of objects is not simply their functional role in our lives, it is a very nuanced relationship that evolves between the individual, the society we live in, and industry. The dialogues we create with objects can be some of the most meaningful. These relationships can only in part be designed, much of their meaning comes through their use, and I believe that some of the most interesting things happen when a product is misused. My aim is to create objects that invite and open a dialogue, objects that have the staying power to inspire, to transform, to comment upon, to live with, and to be loved by the people that use them.