UrbanIxD Summer School

Nicolas Nova


I study people’s practices as well as usage of technologies and turn them into insights, ideas, prototypes or recommendations to inform design and technology foresight.

Nicolas Nova is a writer, ethnographer, and a consultant at the Near Future Laboratory. He undertakes field studies to inform and evaluate the creation of innovative products and services in the domains of video games, mobile and location-based media as well as networked objects/robots. Nicolas has given talks and exhibited his emerging technology projects, designs and concepts in venues such SXSW, AAAS, O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference and the design week in Milano, the Institute for the Future, the MIT Medialab, the Annenberg Center for Communication (Los Angeles). He also teaches design ethnography and interaction design at HEAD-Genève and ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris. He is curator for Lift Conference, a series of international events about digital culture and innovation.