Hello,

I am an interaction designer and researcher, with a background in engineering, and influenced by theory and the arts. My work is concerned with the ways we interact with, through, and against technology in complex socio-economic systems. I have done this in contexts such as open innovation in food, circular economy in textiles, and the automation of work. 

I conduct practice-based research that aims to engage publics in critical discussions and creative activities. I am particularly interested in the role of people’s stories and design fiction in inspiring value-driven design. Some of the other methods and tools I have designed and deployed include cultural probes, field research, technology simulation, personas, graphic facilitation, card kits and board games. 

I am currently a visiting researcher at the Royal College of Art and a visiting lecturer in Brunel, where I teach Design Creativity and Aesthetic Awareness. I am also developing Spoke with Evan Raskob, a design fiction board game for collaborative, multi-perspective storytelling on A.I. and automated manufacturing.

You might have seen my work at the Venice Architecture Biennale, London Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art.

Say hello at hello@parisselinas.io

Paris is in London.

Education
MSc Integrated Product Design, Brunel University, London (2011-2012)
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001-2006, MSc equivalent 5 year programme )

 

Exhibitions
The Institute of Patent Infringement, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (2018)
The Institute of Patent Infringement, V&A Digital Design Weekend (2018)
The Institute of Patent Infringement, Venice Architecture Biennale, Dutch Pavillion: WORK, BODY, LEISURE (2018)
Royal College of Art, Work In Progress Show (2016)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Digital Futures: Space Apps (2014)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Digital Futures: Space Apps (2013)
Design Museum, The Future Is Here, Wandular (2013)
Watermans, Isoculture (2013)
OXO Tower, Made in Brunel, MSc Graduate Show (2012)

 

Talks & Interviews
Work Fictions: Stories of Automated Work, Seventh of Clubs, Zima Bar, London (2019)
V&A Digital Futures: Future Food (2018)
Interview at Design Decode (2018)
Crossing Over, Royal College of Art, London (2016) 
Doing it Together Science, University College London (2016)
66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem (2015)
Open Food: Design for Open Food Innovation, Product Realisation Lab, Stanford University, USA (2015)
International Space Apps Challenge by NASA, Dana Centre, Science Museum, London (2014)
International Space Apps Challenge by NASA, Google Campus, London (2013)
Design for Repurposing: Make Anything for Nothing, Digital Shoreditch, London (2013)

 

Tutoring
Visiting Tutor, MSc Integrated Product Design, Brunel University
Thesis supervisor, Brunel University, MSc Integrated Product Design (2015 & 2017)
Assistant tutor, Cross-Modal Food Design, Human Culture Theme, Design Products, Royal College of Art (2016)
Mentor, RETASTE Greece – A food design future, Design Alley, TEDx (2016) 

 

Events & Workshops
The Internet of Public Safety Things, Lancaster University (2018)
Spoke: The Design Science Fiction Boardgame, Evan Raskob & Paris Selinas, V&A Digital Design Weekend (2018)
Food Fictions, design fiction exhibition and dining experience, guest panellist (2017)
Floating Class Worksop, Solutions at the Sea, workshop facilitator (2017)
Open Kitchen, food design workshop, Imperial Festival (2017)
Doing it Together Science, University College London (2016)
Film screening and discussion, “Like Water for Chocolate”, University College London (2016)
Human-Centered Design Through Food, Royal College of Art (2016)
Food and Packaging Innovation, workshop co-organiser and facilitator, London Design Festival (2013)

 

Distinctions
Finalist, top 20, International Space Apps Challenge by NASA  (2014)
Winner, British Telecom (BT) Home of the Future Challenge (2012)
MSc Integrated Product Design, Distinction (2012)

 

Publications

Conference Papers
Pantidi K., Selinas P., Martin F., Baurely S., Rodden T. (2017): “Bread Stories: Understanding the drivers of bread consumption for digital food customisation”. OzCHI 2017 – Human – Nature, 28 November – 1 December 2017, Brisbane, Australia.

Tigkas P., Selinas P., Mylonaki D., (2015): “Down to Earth: A framework for empathizing with scientific data and invisible threats”. 66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Conference Posters
Selinas P., Makatsoris H., Baurley S., Rodden T. (2014): “Open Food: Prototyping open innovation models for ICT-enabled manufacturing in food and packaging”. EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference, 17-18 September 2013, Cranfield, UK.