Ferran Altarriba Bertran

Interactive design

Interactive design
Apps
Internet of things
FORMATION
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Ferran holds a Ph.D. in Computational Media from the University of California Santa Cruz (US), an IT Product Design M.Sc. from the University of Southern Denmark (DK), an Interactive Design B.A. (Hons) from the University of Lincoln (UK), and an Audiovisual and Multimedia Design undergraduate degree from Universitat de Girona (Catalonia). He's also been a visiting scholar in different capacities at PHL Limburg (Belgium), TU Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Kolding Designskolen (Denmark), and Carnegie Mellon University (US), and has collaborated with public and private institutions such as Google, Phillips, elBulliFoundation, El Celler de Can Roca, or ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques. 

Professional career
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Ferran Altarriba Bertran is an interaction designer and researcher. He currently serves as a lecturer at Escola Universitària ERAM (Universitat de Girona, Catalonia), and is also affiliated with the Gamification Group (Tampere University, Finland) as a post-doctoral researcher. Ferran's research investigates how to design playful technology that enriches the socio-emotional texture of people’s day to day. His work has been published at top-tier international academic venues in Human-Computer Interaction and Design Research, such as: CHI, DIS, CHI Play, TEI, CSCW, ToCHI, Nordes, or the IJFD. Ferran has received several awards, including: La Caixa Fellowship (2017), a Best Paper Award at SIDeR (2016), and an Honorable Mention Award at CHI (2021). Among other academic affiliations, Ferran is the co-founder of the Feeding Food Futures network, and currently serves as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Food Design.

RESEARCH
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Ferran's research investigates how to design playful technology that enriches the socio-emotional texture of people’s day to day. His work has been published at top-tier international academic venues in Human-Computer Interaction and Design Research, such as: CHI, DIS, CHI Play, TEI, CSCW, ToCHI, Nordes, or the IJFD.

Areas of expertise: Interaction Design, Play Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, Design Research, Co-Design Methods, Participatory Innovation, Speculative Design, Human-Food Interaction, Food Design

  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran van Doleweerd, Elzelinde and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Bruns, Miguel 2022 - Incorporating Shape-Changing Food Materials Into Everyday Culinary Practices: Guidelines Informed by Participatory Sessions with Chefs Involving Edible PH-Responsive Origami Structures Sixteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction Association for Computing Machinery Daejeon, Republic of Korea 9781450391474 Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Duval, Jared and Bisbe Armengol, Laura and Chen, Ivy and Dong, Victor and Dastoor, Binaisha and Altarriba Bertran, Adrià and Isbister, Katherine 2021 - A Catalog of Speculative Playful Urban Technology Ideas: Exploring the Playful Potential of Smart Cities Academic Mindtrek 2021 (p.60–71) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Pometko, Alexandra and Gupta, Muskan and Wilcox, Lauren and Banerjee, Reeta and Isbister, Katherine 2021 - The Playful Potential of Shared Mealtime: A Speculative Catalog of Playful Technologies for Day-to-day Social Eating Experiences Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction ACM New York, NY, USA (p.1–26) Article Revista
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Kim, Soomin and Chang, Minsuk and Dagan, Ella and Duval, Jared and Isbister, Katherine and Turmo Turmo Vidal, Laia 2021 - Social Media as a Design and Research Site in HCI: Mapping Out Opportunities and Envisioning Future Uses Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p.1–5) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Pometko, Alexandra and Gupta, Muskan and Wilcox, Lauren and Banerjee, Reeta and Isbister, Katherine 2021 - The Playful Potential of Shared Mealtime: a speculative catalog of playful technologies for day-to-day social eating experiences Article Revista
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Kim, Soomin and Chang, Minsuk and Dagan, Ella and Duval, Jared and Isbister, Katherine and Vidal, Laia Turmo 2021 - Social Media as a Design and Research Site in HCI: Mapping Out Opportunities and Envisioning Future Uses. CHI Extended Abstracts (p.120–1) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Chisik, Yoram and Schaper, Marie-Monique and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Lupu, Ruxandra and Barbu, Laetitia and Turmo Vidal, Laia and Nilsen, Erik and Gupta, Saumya and Valero, Cristina 2021 - Through the Zoom Glass: Drawing Design Inspiration from Mediated Playful Interactions with Food and Child Personas Extended Abstracts of the 2021 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (p.294–300) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Duval, Jared and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Chen, Siying and Chu, Melissa and Subramonian, Divya and Wang, Austin and Xiang, Geoffrey and Kurniawan, Sri and Isbister, Katherine 2021 - Chasing Play on TikTok from Populations with Disabilities to Inspire Playful and Inclusive Technology Design Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p.1–15) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Isbister, Katherine and Cottrell, Peter and Cecchet, Alessia and Dagan, Ella and Theofanopoulou, Nikki and Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Horowitz, Aaron J and Mead, Nick and Schwarz, Joel B and Slovak, Petr 2021 - Design not Lost in Translation: A Case Study of an Intimate-Space Socially Assistive Robot for Emotion Regulation arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.11340 Article Revista
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Márquez Segura, Elena and Turmo Vidal, Laia and Waern, Annika and Duval, Jared and Parrilla Bel, Luis and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran 2021 - Physical Warm-up Games: Exploring the Potential of Play and Technology Design Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p.1–14) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Pometko, Alexandra and Dagan, Ella and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Isbister, Katherine 2021 - Drawing From Social Media to Inspire Increasingly Playful and Social Drone Futures Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021 (p.697–706) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Wilde, Danielle and Dolejsova, Marketa and van Gaalen, Sjef and Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Davis, Hilary and Raven, Paul Graham 2021 - Troubling the Impact of Food Future Imaginaries Nordic Design Research Conference (p.115–124) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Turmo Vidal, Laia and Dagan, Ella and Duval, Jared and Márquez Segura, Elena and Isbister, Katherine 2020 - Chasing Play with Instagram: How Can We Capture Mundane Play Potentials to Inspire Interaction Design? Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p.1–8) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Börütecene, Ahmet and Buruk, Oguz'Oz' and Thibault, Mattia and Isbister, Katherine 2020 - MESMER: Towards a Playful Tangible Tool for Non-Verbal Multi-Stakeholder Conversations Extended Abstracts of the 2020 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (p.168–172) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Márquez Segura, Elena and Isbister, Katherine 2020 - Technology for situated and emergent play: A bridging concept and design agenda Proceedings of the 2020 chi conference on human factors in computing systems (p.1–14) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Duval, Jared and Segura, Elena Márquez and Vidal, Laia Turmo and Chisik, Yoram and Casulleras, Marina Juanet and Pañella, Oscar Garcia and Isbister, Katherine and Wilde, Danielle 2020 - Chasing play potentials in food culture: Learning from traditions to inspire future human-food interaction design 2020 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2020 (p.979–991) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Lutz, Rosa and Isbister, Katherine 2020 - Where interaction design meets gastronomy: Crafting increasingly playful and interactive eating experiences Experiencing Food, Designing Sustainable and Social Practices CRC Press (p.38–46) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Chisik, Yoram and Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Schaper, Marie-Monique and Segura, Elena Márquez and Vidal, Laia Turmo and Wilde, Danielle 2020 - Chasing play potentials in food culture: embracing children's perspectives Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Extended Abstracts (p.46–53) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Davis, Hilary and Wilde, Danielle and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Dolejšová, Markéta 2020 - Fantastic (e) ating food futures: Reimagining human food interaction Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (p.377–380) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Dolejsova, Marketa and Wilde, Danielle and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Davis, Hilary and others 2020 - Disrupting (More-than-) Human-Food Interaction ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Dolejšová, Markéta and Wilde, Danielle and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Davis, Hilary 2020 - Disrupting (More-than-) Human-Food Interaction: Experimental Design, Tangibles and Food-Tech Futures Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (p.993–1004) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Dolejšová, Markéta and Davis, Hilary and Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Wilde, Danielle 2020 - Feeding the futures of human-food interaction interactions ACM New York, NY, USA (p.34–39) Article Revista
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Duval, Jared and Isbister, Katherine and Wilde, Danielle and Márquez Segura, Elena and Garcia Pañella, Oscar and Badal León, Laia 2019 - Chasing play potentials in food culture to inspire technology design Extended Abstracts of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts (p.829–834) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Márquez Segura, Elena and Duval, Jared and Isbister, Katherine 2019 - Designing for Play that Permeates Everyday Life: Towards New Methods for Situated Play Design Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 (p.1–4) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Jhaveri, Samvid and Lutz, Rosa and Isbister, Katherine and Wilde, Danielle 2019 - Making sense of human-food interaction Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p.1–13) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Wilde, Danielle and Berezvay, Ern\Ho and Isbister, Katherine 2019 - Playful human-food interaction research: State of the art and future directions Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (p.225–237) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Segura, Elena Márquez and Duval, Jared and Isbister, Katherine 2019 - Chasing Play Potentials: Towards an Increasingly Situated and Emergent Approach to Everyday Play Design. Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (p.1265–1277) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Segura, Elena Márquez and Duval, Jared and Isbister, Katherine 2019 - Designing for Play that Permeates Everyday Life: Towards New Methods for Situated Play Design. HTTF (p.16–1) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Dagan, Ella and Márquez Segura, Elena and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Flores, Miguel and Mitchell, Robb and Isbister, Katherine 2019 - Design framework for social wearables Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (p.1001–1015) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Dagan, Ella and Márquez Segura, Elena and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Flores, Miguel and Isbister, Katherine 2019 - Designing'True Colors' A Social Wearable that Affords Vulnerability Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p.1–14) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Dagan, Ella and Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Segura, Elena Márquez and Flores, Miguel and Isbister, Katherine 2019 - A social wearable that affords vulnerability Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (p.272–273) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Dagan, Ella and Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Segura, Elena Márquez and Flores, Miguel and Isbister, Katherine 2019 - Workshop presentation of a social wearable that affords vulnerability Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (p.461–462) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Dolejšová, Markéta and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Wilde, Danielle and Davis, Hilary 2019 - Crafting and tasting issues in everyday human-food interactions Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion (p.361–364) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Wilde, Danielle and Bertran, Ferran Altarriba 2019 - Participatory Research through Gastronomy Design: a designerly move towards more playful gastronomy International Journal of Food Design Intellect (p.3–37) Article Revista
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Jhaveri, Samvid and Lutz, Rosa and Isbister, Katherine and Wilde, Danielle 2018 - Visualising the landscape of human-food interaction research Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (p.243–248) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Wilde, Danielle 2018 - Playing with food: reconfiguring the gastronomic experience through play Experiencing Food, Designing Dialogues CRC Press (p.3–6) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Slovák, Petr and Theofanopoulou, Nikki and Cecchet, Alessia and Cottrell, Peter and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Dagan, Ella and Childs, Julian and Isbister, Katherine 2018 - " I just let him cry... Designing Socio-Technical Interventions in Families to Prevent Mental Health Disorders Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction ACM New York, NY, USA (p.1–34) Article Revista
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba 2016 - The Coolhunter Lamp Human nature: Proceeding of the 12th Student Interaction Design Research Conference (SIDeR 2016) (p.233–234) Paper
  • Altarriba Bertran, Ferran Bertran, Ferran Altarriba and Avdić, Mirzel and Erlendsson, Asbjørn Grangaard and Schlüter, Lennart and Valkær, Thomas Neville 2016 - “The Mad Hatter’s Dinner Party”: Enhancing the Dining Experience Through the Use of Game Thinking Human nature: Proceeding of the 12th Student Interaction Design Research Conference (SIDeR 2016) (p.126–129) Paper
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