Cognitive scientist by training, Nicolas works as a user experience and foresight researcher at LIFTlab in Geneva, Switzerland. His current research is geared towards the study of gaming experiences (location-based applications, virtual worlds, tangible interactions, ubiquitous computing). The underlying issue he is interested in is the hybridization of digital and physical environments, as well as the implications of such phenomena in terms of social, cognitive and design research.
Nicolas is also co-producer of the LIFT conference in Geneva. Finally, he recently created the Near Future Laboratory with Julian Bleecker, a research and innovation lab which designs, constructs and analyzes the new, digital interaction rituals.
Out of his daily jobs, he blogs at Pasta and Vinegar, a weblog about emerging technologies usage and foresight