I like games, especially those connecting citizens to real places through pervasive technologies.
I conduct Research through Design on playfulness, urban spaces, interactive narrative, and futuring.
I'm inspired by Humanistic HCI, and I draw on Interaction Criticism, Ethnography, Critical Design, and Narrative Semiotics.
I am postdoctoral design researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
I've previously worked at Indiana University (USA), University of Bologna (Italy), and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy).
I have teaching experience (grad & undergrad) on design research methods, games and interaction criticism, and persuasive design.
I have co-edited the journal issue G|A|M|E 5(1) Games on Games. Game design as critical reflexive practice
and the volume Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice.
As a practitioner, I create geolocal narratives, playful interactions and "games for cities".
I'm also interested in design futuring, speculative design and critical design.
And I wish for more free time to travel the world.