UrbanIxD Summer School

Bastien Kerspern

Hello, I’m Bastien Kerspern, I’m an interaction and service designer specialized in social and public innovation.

I design digital services and interactive experiences tackling social stakes with a human-centered approach. I enjoy wearing the hat of a design researcher, using gonzo-ethnographic methodologies and tools to identify ground-breaking behaviors or opportunities to build on. Beyond interdisciplinary collaboration, I focus on turning insights into great experiences based on new paradigms of use, weak signals and practices crossed from a field to another. I believe in innovation by transgression with a huge dose of cultural jamming and parody.

I currently work on the questions related to citizens’ participation and open governance to create a fair and collaborative local democracy. I try to keep pushing the boundaries of design areas by involving people and institutions in the process.