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 and lecturer 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) in design research methods, games and interaction criticism, and persuasive design.

I am part of the organizing committee for the CHI Play 2017 conference and of 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.

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