I’m an Assistant Professor of Critical Design in the Department of Human-Centered Design at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. I’m generally interested in the relations between design, culture and politics, but more recently have been focusing on the ways in which different conceptions of the future influence the design and deployment of smart city technologies.
I received my PhD (2014) from Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication, where I was part of the Applied Communication and Technology (ACT) Lab, and have since completed a Postdoc at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. At TU Delft’s Department of Human-Centered Design I am part of the Design Conceptualization and Communication section, and an active member of the idStudioLab. I am also the editor of the Sustainability in (Inter)Action forum in the ACM’s Interactions magazine, and Fellow of the Urban Futures Studio at Utrecht University. My first book, Interactive Media for Sustainability (2018), was published as part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series.
You can find a (mostly updated) list of my publications here.
Born and raised in Israel, I lived in Vancouver, Canada for over a decade, and am now living in The Hague (Netherlands). You can reach me at roy [at] digitalsustainability [dot] com
Header image by Robert Duchesnay (Joseph Beuys visits Buckminster Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome of the Expo 67 pavilion on Montreal’s Île Sainte-Hélène).