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Kristian Kloeckl
Associate Professor at Northeastern University

Kristian Kloeckl, Designer and Associate Professor at Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design, heads the graduate program in Experience Design. In his work he probes the boundaries of interaction and experience design in the context of today’s hybrid cities and investigates the role of improvisational frameworks for design that can deal gracefully with uncertainty.
In his professional practice he has worked on projects for JCDecaux, Viacom, Herman Miller, Migros and led research initiatives in partnership with AT&T, SNCF, Audi, Changi Airport, New England Conservatory. Prior to joining Northeastern, Kloeckl was a faculty member at the University IUAV of Venice and led the Real Time City Group at the MIT Senseable City Lab. There, he established the lab’s research unit in Singapore where he and his team pioneered a data platform and data visualization research initiative that brought together real time data from Singapore’s key public and private urban systems operators. Kloeckl has published extensively on these issues in international publications and his work has been exhibited at venues such as the Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Vienna MAK, the Singapore Art Museum. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has amongst others presented at the Montreal World Design Summit, Hybrid City Conference, Platform Strategy Executive Symposium at MIT Media Lab, World Bank SDN Forum, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, Austrian Innovation Forum in Vienna, ICA Conference in Taipei, and eGov Global Exchange in Singapore.