Felix Epp

Felix Epp

My research revolves around interactive technologies, how humans relate to them, how we design them and how they might change everyday practices and future society. I have investigated a wide range of technologies – from the web to automotive – and practices – from dress cultures to software engineering. I explore embodied technological experiences and technology-mediated social practices. My doctoral research highlighted how wearable technologies shape our social-cultural clothing practices. I primarily use generative design research and qualitative fieldwork, and my methods include research through design in everyday living worlds and participatory design. My recent work adapts concepts from critical futures studies to practice-based research to incorporate anticipation in technology innovation. Additionally, I investigate values and ideologies in digital technologies through codesign at the University of Helsinki.

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Postal address
Otaniementie 14 02150 Espoo Finland

Honors and awards

Honourable Mention Award MUM 2020

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Nov 2020


Designing for Uncertain Futures: An Anticipatory Approach

Tim Moesgen, Antti Salovaara, Felix Anand Epp, Camilo Sanchez 2023

Experiential Futures In-the-wild to Inform Policy Design

Camilo Sanchez, Felix Anand Epp 2023

Adorned in Memes: Exploring the Adoption of Social Wearables in Nordic Student Culture

Felix Anand Epp, Anna Kantosalo, Nehal Jain, Andres Lucero, Elisa Mekler 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Reinventing the Wheel : The Future Ripples Method for Activating Anticipatory Capacities in Innovation Teams

Felix Anand Epp, Tim Moesgen, Antti Salovaara, Emmi Pouta, Idil Gaziulusoy 2022 DIS 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Hands-on Introduction to Futures Thinking and Foresight with the Future Ripples Method

Tim Moesgen, Felix Anand Epp, Antti Salovaara, Emmi Pouta, Juan Sanchez Carranco 2022 Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures - Adjunct Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2022

Collocated Sharing of Presentations of Self in Public Settings

Felix Anand Epp, Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, Maria Karyda, David McGookin, Andrés Lucero 2020 MUM 2020 - 19th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Proceedings

Identity through Social Wearables: Designing with Finnish University Students

Felix Anand Epp, Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, Andrés Lucero, Tapio Takala 2020 NordiCHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction