Dr Gabriela Nuri Baron

Msc. Politecnico di Milano, Italia | PhD, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina


Dr Gabriela Baron teaches design in the Design Programme at the University of Auckland. Her specialist teaching, supervisory and research interests are in the field of human-centred design strategies around environmental sustainability, conservation and social innovation.

Research | Current

Design for Conservation: a methodology that enables collaborative problem solving for environmental conservation and sustainability challenges. More in: www.design4conservation.com



Teaching | Current

Bachelor of Design:

DESIGN 102G Design Futures

DESIGN 233 Design and the Natural Environment


1st Place, Desafio Emprende U (2017), Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.

Complete course grant (2017), CELFI Argentina.

PhD Full time scholarship (2013 - 2018), Argentine National Council of Scientific and Technologic Innovations - CONICET.

1st Place, Poster Contest 'LCA applied case: Strategic Analysis for a Sustainable Travelling Exhibition" (2013), V International Conference of Life Cycle Assessment CILCA.

Politecnico di Milano, Master's (2 years full time) merit-based scholarship (2007-2009), Fondazione Cariplo, Italy.

Scholarship for Talented Students (2007-2008), Alta Scuola Politecnica, Italy.


Committees/Professional groups/Services

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Barón, G. (2018). The dematerialization of tangible products from a sustainability perspective. International Journal: Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Diseño y Comunicación Nº70. Diffuse Materialities. Joint publication between Politecnico di Milano (IT) and Universidad de Palermo Pp 45-52. Buenos Aires. ISSN: 1668-0227.

Barón, G. (2018). The social and urban transition towards a sustainable mobility paradigm. International Journal: Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Diseño y Comunicación Nº80. Transition Design. Joint publication between Carnegie Mellon University (UK) and Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires. ISSN: 1668-0227.

Barón, G., Allende, D., Arena P. (2017). Public Transport accessibility model according to the user experience of the urban context. International Journal Proyección, Año 2017, vol. 21, p. 80-105. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza.

Barón, G. (2017). (Experiences from the Public Space and Sustainable Mobility Workshop) Experiencias de Taller de Diseño de Espacio Público y Movilidad Sostenible (C273) [Diseño, Medioambiente y Ecología (A)] Actas de Diseño 22, p. 74. Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires.” ISSN: 1850-2032.

Arena, A. P., Piastrellini, R., Barón, G. N., & Civit, B. M. (2016). YUPI, A regional footprint calculator. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 1-11.


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 5, Room 508
New Zealand