Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations Lab

The Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations (NTSI Lab) is an interdisciplinary Design Research Lab in the Engineering Department of New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).

We focus on problems or questions in the realm of information, communication, and electronic systems (ICE ). While in applied research one observes the status quo, design research puts the focus on what ought to be one.

NTSI Lab envisions systems and spaces and creates and deploys innovative objects through design and engineering tools. While most engineering research labs are specialized in the use of abstract mathematical models, our goal is to generate representative scenarios and pioneer use-cases in the form of technological prototypes.

Our Research

  • systematic
  • rigorous
  • critical
  • reflective
  • communicable to others
  • sustainable
  • ethical

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Results are presented at national and international technology meetings, design festivals and conferences in the fields of innovation, design and media art. If adequate they will be transferred into product development and into NYUAD’s entrepreneurial lifecycle. Results by that optimize the fields of research and development to advance the city of Abu Dhabi as a center of ideas and human talent.


Professor Felix Beck
Experimental Research Building (C1)
Office 153

PO Box 129188
New York University Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prototype Lab
Building A5, lab 015-2
(located inside the Engineering Design Studio