Claudia Núñez-Pacheco is a design researcher and Assistant Professor at the Universidad Austral de Chile. She holds a PhD and a Master degree from the Sydney School of Design at the University of Sydney, both in the area of interaction design. Her research investigates how bodily self-awareness can be used as a tool for human self-discovery as well as a generative crafting material for the design of aesthetic experiences. In her research journey, she has engaged in a multidisciplinary exploration that merges Design thinking and the novel inclusion of Focusing as a method and philosophy.
Her topics of interest are (but not limited to): Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing, somatic-oriented design methods, somaesthetics, aesthetics of interaction, design research, critical design, interactive art