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 am tenured researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and lecturer at the M.Sc. program in Digital Design.
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) in design ethics, research methods, games and interaction criticism, and persuasive design.

I was part of the local organizing committee, as well as Exhibition Co-Chair, for the CHI Play 2017 conference.
I sit in the steering committee for the ICIDS conference series.

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 geolocalized 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.

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

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