Curriculum Vitæ

Gabri Heinrichs (1977)


Teaching media design since 2005, with a focus on interaction/play/data/speculative design. Especially interested in curriculum development, assessment, and quality assurance in higher (vocational) education. My academic focus is on philosophy of science, (social) epistemology, and instrument development.

I used to write about indie/alt pop music, and design websites for a living.

Send inquiries and/or Spotify-playlists here: gabri {at} heinrichs {dot} nl.

Work experience:

2013 – now: lecturer Communication & Multimedia Design @ Avans University of Applied Sciences, ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

  • lecturer interaction/play/speculative/data design.
  • assessment committee (2019– ).
  • researcher (2018–2019) at and member (2016–2019) of the Human-Centred Creation workgroup at Caradt, chair: dr. Michel van Dartel.
  • member of the curriculum committee (2016–2019).
  • quality assurance coordinator (2015–2019).
  • ancillary activity: accreditation auditor for NQA and Hobéon (2018–2019).

2008 – 2013: lecturer ICT & Media Design and Game Design & Technology @ Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven.

  • lecturer game design (2008–2010) and ICT & Media Design (2010–2013)
  • acting course coordinator of the Game Design & Technology track (2009–2010)
  • member of the Serious Game Design workgroup, chair: prof. dr. Ben Schouten (2008–2010).

2005 – 2008: lecturer Interaction Design and Game Design & Development @ Utrecht School of the Arts, Hilversum.

  • lecturer game design, interaction design.
  • development of the Interaction Design and Ambient Experience Design curricula.

1998 – 2005: freelance multimedia designer / editor / producer / copywriter.
Some highlights:

  • web designer & editor for Dutch indie rock trio Caesar (1998–2008).
  • editor/assistant-producer @ VPRO 3VOOR12, Hilversum (2002–2004). Live from Lowlands, Crossing Border, A2A, Noorderslag/Eurosonic, Pinkpop, Club Lek.
  • writer @ EKKO, Utrecht (2002–2005). Writing scores of promotion bios & blurbs, and some production management volunteering as well.
  • web design & development for Bonusontwerp, Centrum voor Zijnsoriëntatie, Jellinek Kliniek, Quint, a.o.


  • 2011–2013: Tilburg University. MA, Philosophy, cum laude.
    • Master track: Man in Economy and Psychology.
    • Master’s thesis: Incredible simulations: scientific philosophy and the agent-based modelling of social phenomena. Supervisors: Herman de Regt and Jan Sprenger.
    • GPA: 4.0.
    • Before pursuing my Master’s degree, I followed pre-master programmes at the universities of Utrecht (2008-2010) and Tilburg (2010-2011).
  • 2002–2003: Open UniversityMA, Interactive Multimedia.
    • My graduation project discussed public media in Russia, and was partly researched in Moscow on a Matra grant, in a joint programme with the VGIK film school.
    • My master’s thesis discussed online politics & activism in the context of Manuel Castells’ Network Society trilogy. Supervisor: Jeroen van Mastrigt.


2018: Seniorkwalificatie Examinering (SKE), Avans LIC.
Basiskwalificatie Examinering (BKE), Edufit.
2009: Teaching qualification (hbo), Fontys PABO Tilburg.


Dutch (native), English (professional working proficiency), German (limited working proficiency), French (elementary proficiency).

After hours:

In my free time, I like to exercise (mostly biking, swimming, with some bouldering on the side), play guitar and sing, read contemporary English literature, listen to music (Bach to Beck, Brubeck to Kendrick), and raise two wonderful sons. I drive shared cars, I aeropress my coffee, stick to vegetarian food, and root for ecosystems restoration. I’m a social media recluse with a penchant for meatspace, so send me an e-mail and we’ll drink a cuppa: gabri {at} heinrichs {dot} nl. Dilige et quod vis fac.