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 design fiction.
I'm inspired by Humanistic HCI, and I draw on Interaction Criticism, Ethnography, Critical Design, and Narrative Semiotics.

I am Assistant Professor in the department of Industrial Design and Systemic Change research cluster
of the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Previously, I was Head of Program for the M.Sc. Digital Design (Amsterdam University of Applies Sciences),
leading up to its successful reaccreditation in 2022.

I was employed at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (NL), Indiana University (USA), University of Bologna (Italy),
and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy).
I was also visiting researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (USA).

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

I was in the steering committee of the ICIDS conference series.
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 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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