I am full-professor ‘Design and Theory for Transformative Qualities‘ in the department of Industrial Design, where I am heading the Designing Quality in Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology which includes also the chair of prof. Ron Wakkary. Moreover, I am leading, together with prof. Peter de With, the interdepartmental theme Participatory Health & Wellbeing at the TU/e. I develop frameworks, tools and concepts to support designing toward transformation. Within this chair we aim at designing and researching qualities and beauty in materials and interaction, which can elevate (transform) personal / social ethics and related behaviour from an embodied interaction perspective based on theories such as phenomenology. My work addresses e.g. aesthetic interaction, product-service systems, craftsmanship, skills, direct perception theories, health and wellbeing, multi-stakeholder cooperation and innovation.
In case you are more interested to watch videos, you can watch a variety of videos, including our Civic Forges: Weaving Neighbourhood channel, or our my design lectures. In case you want to see my vision on design and on our society, you can watch my inaugural lecture. If you want to know more about our department of Industrial Design, you can watch our ID movie. And if you want to see my vision on health and wellbeing, you can watch my TEDxBrainport talk.