Crafting Meaningful,
Emotionally Enhancing Interfaces.

Human-Computer Interaction Designer
PhD Candidate at University of London

Built in Jakarta, fine-tuned in Tokyo,
polished in New York, now striving in London


Featured Projects

Interaction Design, Mobile App, and Web Design.

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Empatchi: The Human Tamagotchi

A little less technology, for a whole lot more conversations.

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Future Scent

Scent emitting app interface exclusively tailored for luxury candle brand. Featured at London Design Festival 2014.

Mugaritz Virtual Dining

Collaboration with 2 Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain.


Interactive ring to send your significant other a remote 'hug' no matter how far you are from each other.


Language Learning Gone Social. Kiwwi matches you with people around based on your preferences and likes and brings you out to start a real world conversation to improve your language skill.


Online business card management system. The system extracts text from scanned card images, puts it into the database, and shows the information to the users online.

Selected Publications

Handpicked list of publications and presentations co-authored by me.

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Imparting Otsukaresama: Designing Technology to Support Interpersonal Emotion Regulation

Pradana, G.A , Buchanan, G., 2017, April. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM In-Cooperation International Conference in HCI and UX. ACM.

Presented at: CHIuXID 2017, Pullman Central Park, Jakarta 18/05/2017

Virtual Touch (Book Chapter from Scholarpedia of Touch)

Adrian David Cheok and Gilang Andi Pradana. 2015. Springer/ Atlantis Press

Emotional Priming of Mobile Text Messages with Ring-Shaped Wearable Device using Color Lighting and Tactile Expressions

Gilang Andi Pradana, Adrian David Cheok, Masahiko Inami, Jordan Tewell, and Yongsoon Choi. 2014. In Proceedings of the 5th Augmented Human International Conference (AH '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA

Presented at: Augmented Human 2014 Conference, Kobe, Japan8/3/2014

Utilizing Pass-By Connection for Supporting On-Campus International Communication

Gilang Andi Pradana, Junya Yamamoto, Ryo Nishide, Hideyuki Takada. 2011. Information Processing Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan

Presented at: Information Processing Society of Japan 2011, Osaka, Japan 22/9/2011

Media Coverage

"Researchers are testing ways of sending touch over the internet using your phone"
Feb 2015

"Augmented Reality: Touch, Taste, and Smell: Multi Sensory Entertainment"
August 2013

"RingU - Hug your Special Ones even When you are Away"
May 2014


"Share touch, smell and taste via the internet"
Feb 2015

"Smartphones About to Make Leap, Carry Basic Senses"
January 2015


Fuji TV, Japan
Stanford Race, Student Idea Competition

October 2012

A Brief History of Gil

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June 2014

Doctoral Researcher

Currently pursuing PhD and working on research in Multi-Sensory Experience at the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design, City, University of London
March 2014

Master of Media Design

Completed Master's Degree in Media Design at Keio University with GPA 4.00. Awarded an honor of Dean's List upon the completion.
January 2014

UI/UX Designer

Involved in User Interface and Experience design of and early development of Justa job board for Japanese startups at Red Brick Ventures, a Harajuku Based IT Firm
February 2013

GID Innovation Design Engineering

Short course at Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, as a part of Global Innovation Design (GID) Program. Involved in Gizmo Project, which aims to introduce a range of machine elements commonly found in engineering mechanisms.
September 2012

GID Industrial and Product Design

Short course at Pratt Institute New York as a part of Global Innovation Design (GID) Program. Studied the fundamentals of industrial and product design, including Color, 3D Forming, and the history.
March 2012

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

Completed Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at School of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University with GPA 3.22. Awarded an honor of Undergraduate Thesis Best Presentation Award in the department upon the completion.
August 2011

Front-End Developer

Developed native android app for Real World Inc., a startup company focusing in internet point service based in Shibuya, Tokyo.
November 1990

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Human Centred Design Approach

In-depth user research, sparking ideas, crafting and testing prototypes to deliver the best possible user experience tailored for your project.

UI/UX Design and Consultancy

7+ years of experience in digital design, not only providing you with aesthetically pleasing visuals, but also user-friendly and pleasurable products.

Front-End Development

Solid computer science background, ready to engineer your mobile app (iOS with Swift, Android with Java/Kotlin) or website (HTML,CSS,JS)

Multi-Language Support

Living as a nomad for more than 10 years: Tokyo, NYC, London, and Jakarta. Feel free to collaborate with me in the language you're most comfortable with:
English, 日本語, Bahasa Indonesia.

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