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United Kingdom

Date of visit

8 - 10 June (postponed until fall 2016)

Goal of visit

Professor William (Bill) Gaver gives in Het Nieuwe Instituut a lecture about his research method Cultural Probe, which he introduced in 1999. The method aimed at stimulating dialogue between designers and the people for whom their designs are ultimately intended. Seventeen years later, Gaver looks back and talks about the current interaction between designers and their public. At the Willem de Kooning Academy he gives a master class Cultural Probes.


Bill Gaver is Professor of Design and co-director of the Interaction Research Studio in Goldsmiths, University of London. His research on design-led methodologies and innovative technologies for everyday life led him to develop an internationally recognised studio that brings the skills of designers together with expertise in ubiquitous computing and sociology. His work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Britain in London, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has published more than seventy articles and is an elected member of the CHI Academy.