Elisa Giaccardi is a Full Professor at Delft University of Technology, where she leads the Connected Everyday Lab. From pioneering work in metadesign and social media to the role of the non-human in the Internet of Things, her research work reflects an ongoing concern with design as a shared process of invention. In addition to academic research, she works with companies (e.g., Philips, Deloitte, Volkswagen) and consulting firms (e.g., Superflux, Frog Design, The Incredible Machine) to explore the role that design can play in the emerging socio-technical landscape, and to promote disruptive design approaches that can offer additional resources to human imagination and capabilities. Main application domains include healthcare and quality of life, ethics and sustainability, cultural heritage and the development of reflective and inclusive societies.