Gabriele Ferri, design researcher

I like games, especially those connecting people to 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 work at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences where I am co-coordinator of the M.Sc. program in Digital Design.
I am tenured lecturer in Design Ethics, as well as researcher in Play & Civic Media.
I've previously worked at Indiana University (USA), University of Bologna (Italy), and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy).

I have taught design ethics, research methods, games and interaction criticism, and persuasive design.

I sit in the steering committee of the ICIDS conference series and in the editorial board of G|A|M|E Journal.
I was in the organizing team (chair, track leader, local organizer...) for DiGRA 2018, CHI Play 2017 and Games for Cities.

I co-edited the volumes A Lab of Labs: Methods and Approaches for a Human-Centered Design,
and Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice,
as well as the journal issue G|A|M|E 5(1) Games on Games. Game design as critical reflexive practice.

As a practitioner, I create geolocalized narratives, playful interactions and "games for cities".
I am interested in design fiction, speculative design and critical design.

And I wish for more free time to travel the world.

Read my CV, visit my research blog, browse my publications and connect with me on LinkedIn

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