PhD program Industrial Design
Changing demographics and social structures are putting several key human values of modern society under serious pressure; these include social inclusion, sustainable healthcare and healthy ageing. Department of Industrial Design envisions a world where these fundamental human values are addressed through interactive and evolving product-service-systems. The goal is to empower people towards a state of complete physical, mental, emotional and social well-being, through the creation of interactive and (co-)evolving systems where future technologies and humans co-adapt to achieve qualities beyond utility and usability.
As a PhD student, you will work on research topics related to the aspects above by exploring future technology (Research-through-Design) through probing prototypes in everyday-life settings (e.g. Experiential Design Landscapes).
Business Process Design
Within the context of the Department's mission ‘Design Intelligent Systems, Products and Related Services', the research mission...Read more
Through careful design, using co-creation and creative problem solving, DI creates systems or services that match users'...Read more
Designing Quality in Interaction
The DQI group focuses on how to design for highly interactive intelligent systems. DQI is shifting its research and teaching...Read more
User Centered Engineering
The mission of the User Centered Engineering (UCE) group is to design, develop and evaluate innovative applications and...Read more