Together with prof. Ron Wakkary, I’m heading the Designing Quality in Interaction (DQI) group is one of the four capacity groups within the department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The DQI groups exist of two chairs: The Impact of Interaction Design on Everyday Life, run by Ron Wakkary,and Design and Theory for Transformative Qualities, run by me.
Within DQI we focus on how to design for highly interactive systems. With a firm background in research on and teaching Human Product Interaction (HPI), we are now extending our expertise by enhancing interpersonal and societal values, including those in the personal, aesthetic and socio-cultural domains, through the application of highly interactive systems. Within my own chair we explore “How to design for alternative perspectives on society, through evolving products and systems, inspired by (approaches related to) direct perception theories”. We explore qualities (e.g. aesthetic, sensorial, ethical, …) of evolving products and systems that are inspired by direct perception theories. We develop approaches, frameworks, methods, processes, techniques & tools for researching, designing and educating alternative perspectives based on direct perception theories. We research how we can enable the various stakeholders to value, adopt, co-create and/or pass-on alternative perspectives, including the school of thought/theories, approaches and (social) systems.
For previous projects done within the group, have a look at our TU/e website. To see or connect to the members of our group, have a look at our DQI website (although this one is still under construction).
DQI is part of the department of Industrial Design, which focuses on the creation of intelligent systems, products and related services in a societal context. ID have an unique educational modell. More information can be found at the department’s website or on this website.