ir. W. (Wina) Smeenk - Expertise

Smeenk, ir. W.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Department of Industrial Design
Section :
Future Everyday
Positioncategory :
doctoral candidate (PhD) (PhD Stud.)
Position :
Doctoral Candidate
Room :
LG 1.1.94
Tel :
+31 40-247 7330
Tel (internal) :
Email :

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Research profile

For over ten years, Wina Smeenk, McS, PhD worked as a design professional

at various international companies. In addition, she imagined and developed

design education programs at HvA Engineering and THNK, the Amsterdam

School of Creative Leadership and Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of

Technology. Since 2010 Wina has been heading her own design studio: WiEN’S

ontwerperschap. She aims to connect people and create social innovations

together with all stakeholders. Her empathic co-design approach supports public

and private sectors to build common vision connecting bottom up needs of

users and top down goals. This leads to innovative, sustainable, and meaningful

strategies resulting in impetus opportunities for design and transformation. Her

academic and business-driven experience in initiating and managing design

projects and people enables Wina to bridge both practice and academic as social

and technical worlds. Since May 2016, Wina is a PhD candidate at the Industrial

Design Research Group at TU Eindhoven.