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

  • 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.

  • 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., 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:

  • 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

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Design; Human Computer Interaction; Interaction Design; Technology; Typography

Design Thinking, Design Theory

Contact Details

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