Mr Tomás García Ferrari

Senior Lecturer (Computer Science), Convenor of the Bachelor of Design (BDes)

Qualifications: BGD SCDT Buenos Aires

Contact Details

Room: G.G.17
Phone: +64 7 838 4793
Extension: 4793

About Tomás

Tomás García Ferrari is a Senior Lecturer of Design at the University of Waikato. Previously, he held academic positions at the University of Otago (New Zealand), the Burg-Giebichenstein School of Art and Design (Germany) and the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). He has delivered postgraduate courses in several institutions. He has given seminars and talks in international conferences and he has written articles, papers and books chapters on different areas of Design. He works as a professional Design consultant for companies and institutions in Latin America, Europe and New Zealand. Tomás has a Graphic Design degree and a postgraduate Specialisation in Communication Design Theory from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Research Interests

Interaction design; communication design; typography; design theory; complexity and design.

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Short, C., Garcia Ferrari, T., & Quijano, M. (2021). HfG-Archiv Ulm Online. From Exclusive Reality to Inclusive Virtuality.. In Memory Full? Design History Society Annual Conference 2021. HGK Academy of Art and Design, Basel.

  • Dyer, M., Weng, M. -H., Wu, S., Garcia Ferrari, T., & Dyer, R. (2020). Urban narrative: computational linguistic interpretation of large format public participation for urban infrastructure. Urban Planning, 5(4), 20-32. doi:10.17645/up.v5i4.3208 Open Access version:

  • Short, C., & Garcia Ferrari, T. (2020). The HfG Ulm and Sustainable Design: a comparative analysis. In S. Boess, M. Cheung, & R. Cain (Eds.), Proc Synergy - Design Research Society International Conference (DSR 2020) (pp. 751-767). Brisbane, Australia, online: Design Research Society. doi:10.21606/drs.2020.186 Open Access version:

  • Dyer, M., Dyer, R., Weng, M. -H., Wu, S., Grey, T., Gleeson, R., & García Ferrari, T. (2019). Framework for soft and hard city infrastructures. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning, 172(6), 219-227. doi:10.1680/jurdp.19.00021

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