Ricardo O’Nascimento

School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University

Speech title
Sense the unthinkable: How (wearable) technology can expand your world

Job Profile

Ricardo O’Nascimento is a fusionist designer. He investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations, and hybrid environments. He holds a bachelor degree in International Relations by PUC-SP in Sao Paulo, Brazil and a Master degree from the Interface Cultures Department at the University of Arts and Design of Linz, Austria. He is currently undertaking his Ph.D. at Loughborough University where he investigates design methodologies to create technologically enhanced textiles. He is interested in how the user’s perception of temporary affordabilities in computational textiles can contribute to the development of textiles interfaces that engage the user in an emotional interaction with the artifact.

His works have been featured in several museums, galleries and art festivals like Ars Electronica, FILE, LABoral, V2, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Soft Galleri, and Transmediale, among others. He also facilitates workshops and gives talks about technology and society around the globe.



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