Curriculum Vitæ

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I teach interaction/data/speculative design and philosophy. My research focus is on philosophy of science, social epistemology, and governance and quality assurance of higher education.

Current projects (Winter 2019):
– rethinking a Philosophy course.
– researching justified group beliefs in the context of accreditation of higher education.

Contact: gabri {at} heinrichs {dot} nl.

Work experience:

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

  • lecturer interaction/data/speculative design and philosophy.
  • researcher, Sustainable Working and Organising workgroup at the Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Business (2019– ).
  • member, assessment committee (2019– ).
  • 2018-2019: researcher, Human-Centred Creation workgroup at Caradt.
  • 2016–2019: member, curriculum committee.
  • 2015–2019: quality assurance coordinator.
  • ancillary activity: accreditation auditor for NQA and Hobéon (2018–2019).

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

  • lecturer game design (2008–2010) and media design (2010–2013).
  • acting course coordinator, Game Design & Technology (2009–2010).
  • member, Serious Game Design workgroup (2008–2010).

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

  • lecturer game design, interaction design.
  • curriculum developer, Interaction Design and Ambient Experience Design.

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).
  • writer & production manager, EKKO, Utrecht (2002–2005).
  • web design & development for several businesses & non-profits.


  • 2011–2013: Tilburg University. MA, Philosophy, cum laude.
    • Master track: Man in Economics and Psychology
    • Master’s thesis: Incredible simulations: scientific philosophy and the agent-based modelling of social phenomena. Supervisors: Herman de Regt and Jan Sprenger.
    • 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.


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

After hours:

In my free time, I like to exercise (mostly biking, swimming, fitness), play guitar and sing, read modern & contemporary English literature, listen to music (Bach to Beck to 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.