Anna del Corral joined Elisava in September 2010. Currently she is the coordinator of the Management Academic Area of Elisava's Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, and research leader of the Decoding Well-being Research Area at Elisava Research.
Her fields of research in Decoding Well-Being are somaesthetics, empathy, first person perspective and embodied design ideation techniques.
Anna holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), she´s Computer Science Engineer from the UPC and Industrial Design Engineer from ELISAVA.
Anna began her academic career in 1991, teaching and researching at the Department of Computer Architecture of the UPC for more than thirteen years, working on innovative hardware solutions to access vector processors memory modules, research reported in numerous international publications (search with A.M. del Corral).
Before joining Elisava, Anna worked as industrial design engineer for the perfume multinational company PUIG S.A., for six years, developing primary containers for prestige, celebrities and masstige brands.
In Elisava, Anna leads academic projects with companies in a variety of subjects. In the fields of futures and somaestetics, with the company Quadpack: “Future Fragrance Dispenser” (2017-18) and “Future of Skincare 2030” (2018-19). In the fields of futures, new mobility, user experience and interaction, with the companies SEAT and Rücker Lypsa: “Future Mobility and Autonomous Car, 2030” (2016-17), “SEAT Car Sharing and the interior design” (2017-18) and “SEAT Future Vision 2030” (2018-19). In the field of health care and sensory experience with the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu: “Containment and sensory stimulation system for premature babies” (2015-16).
Anna also teaches several subjects in Elisava, such as Packaging, Technology Integration, Industrial Design Engineering Methodology and Programming, and supervises Final Degree Projects.