Gabriele Ferri, design researcher

I work at the intersection of design, ethics, and community justice to co-design sustainable futures. I analyze design's societal impact and I cooperate with diverse communities to challenge injustices. In class, I focus on ethical awareness and critical thinking, preparing students to navigate today's complex sociocultural landscape.

I'm inspired by Design Justice, and I draw on Ethnography, Interaction Criticism, Speculative Fabulation, Critical Design, and Humanistic HCI.

I am Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the department of Industrial Design.

I teach courses in Design Research, Design for Social Innovation, and Imagining With...

Previously, I was Head of Program for the M.Sc. Digital Design (Amsterdam University of Applies Sciences).

I co-organized and chaired Politics of Design @ Dutch Design Week 2023, TiP - European School of Urban Game Design, CHI Play 2017, Games for Cities and Design & the City.

I co-edited the special issues The City as a License: Design, Rights and Civics in a Blockchain Society and G|A|M|E 5(1) Games on Games. Game design as critical reflexive practice, as well as the volumes A Lab of Labs: Methods and Approaches for a Human-Centered Design, and Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice.

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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