Nicolas Nova

Nicolas Nova
Researcher, Media and Design Lab


Cognitive scientist by training, Nicolas works as a user experience and foresight researcher at the Media and Design Lab (Swiss Institute of Technology, EPFL) and as a consultant for IT/video-game companies. His current research is geared towards the study of gaming experiences (virtual worlds, tangible interactions, ubiquitous computing). The underlying issue he is interested in is the hybridization of digital and physical environments, as well as the implications of such phenomena in terms of social, cognitive and design research. He is also the author of Pasta & Vinegar, a weblog about emerging technologies usage and foresight and is co-producer of the LIFT conference in Geneva


Location: Marina Ballroom F
Nicolas Nova (Media and Design Lab)
In the last 10 years, a wide range of location-based services have been designed and expected to reach huge markets. This session will review the reasons why in 2007 this remains to be seen as well as alternatives models and scenarios for the near future. Read more.

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