Bianca Carague
Social Designer-Researcher
Bianca Carague
Social Designer-Researcher
Based in
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Seniority
1 - 3 years experience
Resume
About

A designer-researcher whose multi-faceted background offers a unique perspective on contemporary culture. She believes that transformation happens through collaboration so while she remains optimistic about the potential of new technologies she is even more passionate about unlocking the potential of

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people.

Having received a Master’s degree in Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven (2020), her work focuses on understanding the social, cultural and political implications of design. By using design as a social practice, she invites people into the lived experience of her visions for the future through products, spaces, services and interfaces.

Much of her work intersects design, care and digital technology, but what ties these fields together in her practice is her ability to mediate people and knowledge across different fields.

Having helped people through anxiety and depression over a private Minecraft server using game-specific rituals and mechanics, she has since grown it into a bigger server that can accommodate more people and other forms of care.

Her most recent project 'Bump Galaxy', which she built during quarantine, is a virtual world and community for mental healthcare, prototyped on the open-world sandbox game Minecraft. It became of more importance during the pandemic in which a need for new intimacy arose on digital platforms. 'Bump Galaxy' will be presented during Dutch Design Week 2020, which is not coincidentally themed ‘The new intimacy’. Positioning herself as a care practitioner (she is also a certified natural healer) rather than a gamer, she looks forward to building towards a kinder and more inclusive technological future.

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Graduation Show 2020
Dutch Design Week Oct. 2020 - Oct. 2020
Eindhoven, Netherlands
MFA Social Design
Design Academy Eindhoven Sep. 2018 - Sep. 2020
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Social design and research which focused on communicating and understanding design's implications in culture, politics, economics, ecology and society.

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Virtual Design Week: Reflections on a New Digital Earth
ACIIID Aug. 2020 - Aug. 2020
I See That I See What You Don’t See
Het Nieuwe Instituut Oct. 2019 - Feb. 2020
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival XXII
Triennale di Milano Mar. 2019 - Sep. 2019
Milan, Italy
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BS Industrial Design
De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde Jun. 2012 - Dec. 2016
Manila, Philippines
Skills

UX design

Social Design

Design research

Creative Writing

Data Storytelling

Video editing

Creativity

Empathy

Collaboration

Persuasion

Active Listening

Communication

Social Intelligence

Problem Solving

Adaptability

User Research

Rapid Prototyping

Social Media

Software skills

Adobe XD

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Audition

InVision

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Languages

English

Native language

Tagalog

Bilingual

Spanish; Castilian

Basic knowledge

Italian

Basic knowledge

Dutch; Flemish

Basic knowledge

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
In house / Interim management
Collaboration
Teacher
Industry sectors

Culture

Digital

Gaming

Education

Health

Sustainability

Technology

The Realm Where Codes Can be Modified

Eindhoven, September 2020 – Bianca Carague, graduate of Design Academy Enidhoven has come up with a virtual realm and community “Bump Galaxy” destined for mental healthcare, inspired by the open-world sandbox game Minecraft. Her graduation project became of extreme importance in times of pandemic in

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which a need arises for an extraordinary intimacy without physical presence.

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The virtual community for mental health and care in a game form

Created by designer-researcher Bianca Carague, Bump Galaxy is a virtual community for mental health and care in a game world prototyped on Minecraft.

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