Gabriele Ferri, Design Researcher

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 (graduate & undergrad) on design research methods, games and interaction criticism, and persuasive design.

I co-edited the volume Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice.
I am co-editing G|A|M|E 5(1) n.5/2016 Games on Games. Game design as critical reflexive 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.

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