Anna is a Design Researcher, Editor and Lecturer based in Austria and the UK.



For my PhD research in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London I developed “a posthumanist strategy for designing wearable sleep-trackers”. I devised a mixed-methods research approach including a discourse analysis, an autoethnographic study, design fiction and a speculative design workshop. Thesis submitted in March 2024. Supervisors: Dr Julian Hough & Dr Zara Dinnen
In 2016 I completed the MA Innovation Management from Central Saint Martins. My thesis Once Upon a Future Time focused on trend-forecasting and the power of stories to instigate change.

Publications. [Google Scholar Profile]

Nagele AN (Forthcoming) The Subjectivities of Wearable Sleep-Trackers: A Critical Posthumanist Discourse Analysis. In De Cristofaro D (Ed.), Sleep and Its Meanings: Essays from Critical Sleep Studies. The MIT Press.

Nagele AN, and Hough J (2024) "The sleep data looks way better than I feel." An Autoethnographic Account and Diffractive Reading of Sleep-Tracking. In Frontiers in Computer Science, Sec. Human-Media Interaction, Volume 6 - 2024.

Nagele AN, Hough J, and Dinnen Z (2022) The Subjectivities of Wearable Sleep-Trackers - A Discourse Analysis. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI EA '22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 385, 1–8. DOI:

Nagele AN (2021) Sleep-Mode: On Sleeping With Wearable Technology. In Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 71, 1–5. DOI:

Nagele AN, Bauer V, Healey PGT, Reiss JD, Cooke H, Cowlishaw T, Baume C and Pike C (2021) Interactive Audio Augmented Reality in Participatory Performance. In Frontiers in Virtual Reality 1:610320. DOI:

Bauer V, Nagele AN, Baume C, Cowlishaw T, Cooke H, Pike C, Healey PGT (2019) Designing an Interactive and Collaborative Experience in Audio Augmented Reality. In: Bourdot P, Interrante V, Nedel L, Magnenat-Thalmann N, Zachmann G (eds) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. EuroVR 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11883. Springer, Cham.

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