Andrea Gaspar is currently a lecturer in anthropology at the University of Coimbra. She worked as a postdoctoral research assistant in the exploratory project “The importance of being digital: exploring digital scholarship and digital methods” at CES (Centre for Social Studies), University Coimbra. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester (2013), with a thesis based on her fieldwork in Milan among a group of interaction designers, entitled “‘Where does the new come from?’ An ethnography of design performances of ‘the new’”. Focusing on designers’ specific processes of production of the ‘new’, her thesis developed into an anthropological engagement with the STS approaches to innovation. This project stimulated her current interest in exploring the possibilities of collaboration between anthropology and design.