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



With my Ph.D. rsearch in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University London I'm interested the relationship between users and their personal devices. I am currently exploring how wearable sleep-tracking technology affects language, the body, and being in the world of their sleeping users by answering the following question:
How can a posthuman approach to the design of more-than-human networks inform the design of wearable technology with care for the human and the environment?

For my research I use combined methods of discourse analysis, research through storytelling and research through design.

Supervisors: Dr Julian Hough & Dr Zara Dinnen

In 2016 I completed the MA Innovation Management from Central Saint Martins. My theses project Once Upon a Future Time focused on trend-forecasting and the power of stories to instigate change.

Publications. [Google Scholar Profile]

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.

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. DOI:

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