Fabien Girardin is a co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory a Design Fiction studio speculating on the near future possibilities for digital worlds. He is active in the domains of user experience and data science.
In his work he mixes desk and field research to gain insights from the integration and appropriation of digital technologies. Subsequently, he exploits the gained knowledge with engineering and design techniques to prototype and evaluate data-related concepts and solutions. He is currently working on a line of personal data hygiene products.
Recently, he produced the design fiction projects Winning Formula a sports newspaper from the future and TBD Catalog the catalog of the near future's normal ordinary everyday. Also, he co-created the visual programming environment Quadrigram as a tool for a practice he coined as Sketching with Data.
Fabien holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Digital Communications from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Along his academic journey, he was also affiliated with the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies Lausanne (EPFL). Continue reading...