Mr Tomás García Ferrari

Tomás García Ferrari

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

Qualifications: BGD SCDT Buenos Aires

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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.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • 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

  • Dyer, M., Dyer, R., Weng, M., Wu, S., & Garcia Ferrari, T. (2019). Urban narratives for city infrastructures. In Proc WEC2019: World Engineers Convention 2019 (pp. 1127-1134). Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved from;dn=969460565943813;res=IELENG

  • 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.

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Computer Graphic Design

Design Thinking, Design Theory

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: G.G.17
Phone: +64 7 838 4793