Bastien Kerspern

Bastien Kerspern

Interaction Designer, Co-founder, Design Friction


Bastien Kerspern is an interaction designer specialized in public innovation, co-founder of two design studios Design Friction and Casus Ludi. After being trained at IDEO, Bastien has started to collaborate with startups and public institutions, building an extensive experience in managing interactive and participatory projects, ranging from video games to civic applications.

He believes in innovation by transgression with a huge dose of cultural jamming inherited from digital subcultures. His use of design methods aims in pushing interactive experiments tackling social issues and controversies. Interested in mundane frictions and uncanny narratives, his current works explore how digital technologies and related innovations influence social models.

Regularly leading workshops across the world, Bastien is especially interested in playing with new perspectives and then confronting points of view in these participatory sessions.

Aside his work as a practitioner, Bastien is also course leader in urban interaction design and service design at L’École de Design Nantes Atlantique (France).



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