Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Kees Overbeeke, on October 8th, 2011 at the age of 59.
Prof. dr. Kees Overbeeke was appointed full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) for Intelligent Products and System Design in the Department of Industrial Design in May, 2006. Kees Overbeeke studied psychology at the Katholieke Universititeit Leuven (1974). After working there he moved to the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology where he earned his Ph.D (1988) in spatial perception on flat screens. He headed the Form Theory group as an Associate Professor until his move to the Department of Industrial Design of TU/e in 2002. During the academic year 2005-2006 he was invited as the Nierenberg Chair of Design at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design in Pittsburgh. At TU/e he headed the Designing Quality in Interaction group until September 2011.
Kees will deeply be missed and we will hold him in our hearts and in our memories.
For those who want to pay their last respects to Kees, you can share your memories and condolences at DQI (HG 2.57) as of today 12h00. We wish his family, friends, and colleagues our deepest sympathies and strength to carry this sad loss.
On behalf of DQI and the Department of Industrial Design,
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