Nassim JafariNaimi is an Assistant Professor at the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech and the director of the Design and Social Interaction Studio which she established in 2013. Nassim’s research interest is in the ethical and political implications of design and its capacity to mediate social and collective interactions. More specifically, she examines the experiential and participatory dimensions of products and their relationship to establishing and supporting democratic forms of social interaction. Her research spans both theoretical inquiry and experimental design, situated at the intersection of Design, the Humanities, and Human Computer Interaction. She received her PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds an MS in Information Design and Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran.