About

My name is Naomi Bueno de Mesquita. I am an interdisciplinary design researcher and educator interested in the intersection of design and social sciences. After completing a BA in Architecture from Gerrit Rietveld Academy (The Netherlands) and a Master in Design from Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), I gained valuable experience as a design researcher in the Marie-Curie Early Stage Research for the European program TRADERSTraining art and design researchers for participation in public space’) at Design Academy Eindhoven and contributed to the development of a methodological framework to guide future designers who work in participatory and public space contexts. In 2022 I obtained my PhD from KU Leuven (Belgium). The doctoral research looked at the potentials of digital cartography and map apps as a method for ethnographic research. Furthermore, I examined how map apps can enhance civic engagement and participation in societal context. With a special interest in design for social innovation, I am a lecturer at two universities in Barcelona in the areas of participatory design methodology, Human-Centered Design and interaction design.