Elisa Giaccardi is Professor and Chair of Interactive Media Design at Delft University of Technology, where she leads the Connected Everyday Lab. From pioneering work in meta-design and participatory technology to the role of the non-human in a more-than-human world, her research reflects an ongoing concern with design as a shared process of invention of reality and a fascination for the role that technology can play. Currently, she is focusing her work on thing-centred design, a novel design framework and methodology that helps designers move past the blind spots of human-centered design in a "more-than-human" world.

Elisa was the recipient of a Delft Technology Fellowship for top female scientists (2012-2016), and she is currently Ambassador and co-Principle Investigator of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) Institute, a research collaboration between the City of Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology and MIT. She is also one of the core members of Delft Women in Science (DEWIS), a campus-wide network committed to gender diversity, gender quality and gender awareness. From 2018, she also holds a visiting position as Professor of Post-Industrial Design at the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden.

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Professor and chair of Interactive Media Design at Delft University of Technology


PhD, Art Science & Technology, University of Plymouth


Industrial Design Engineering

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