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

  • Garcia Ferrari, T., Hinze, A., & Bowen, J. (2018). An IoT for everyone: fact or fiction?. In 32nd British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference (BHCI 2018) (pp. 5 pages). Conference held Belfast, Ireland. doi:10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.97

  • Garcia Ferrari, T. (2018). Design futures: the role of design in a software society. In Unfrozen – A Design Research Reader by the Swiss Design Network (pp. 231-244). Swiss Design Network.

  • Garcia Ferrari, T. (2017). Design and the fourth industrial revolution. Dangers and opportunities for a mutating discipline. The Design Journal, 20(sup1), S2625-S2633. doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352774

  • Garcia Ferrari, T. (2017). Design and the fourth industrial revolution. In EAD12|2017 Design for Next. Rome, Italy: European Academy of Design. Open Access version:

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