Sebastian Deterding

Designer and Researcher

Sebastian Deterding is a designer and researcher working on playful and engaging design. He is an assistant professor at the Playable Innovative Technologies Lab at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

As an associate at the international design agency Hubbub and independent designer, he has been working for clients such as the BBC, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, Greenpeace, Otto Group, and several startups as well. An internationally sought-after speaker, he has been invited to speak and keynote at venues like Lift, Interaction, GDC Online, Games Learning Society, Web Directions, Playful, Google, IDEO, or Microsoft Research. His work has been covered by The Guardian, The New Scientist, and the Los Angeles Times among others. He lives online at

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