Assistant Professor

Annika Hupfeld


Research Profile

Annika Hupfeld is Assistant Professor and part of the Everyday Matters team of the Future Everyday cluster. Her research interest is in designing for the home and urban settings, everyday consumption practices, materiality and dematerialization, and design ethnography. In her PhD research, Hupfeld explored the social implications of current and alternative future leisure reading practices. She also conducted fieldwork into the material culture of eating in family homes with the aim of understanding some of the challenges and opportunities associated with the digital augmentation of eating. Her background is in human-computer interaction with ergonomics and product/environment design. She also has several years of experience working as an interaction designer in industry and corporate research.

Academic Background

Annika Hupfeld studied Industrial Design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, and then obtained her MSc in Human-Computer Interaction from University College London, UK, in 2008. After working at Microsoft Research in the UK as an interaction designer, Hupfeld went on to do her PhD research in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 2010 to 2014. She worked as Research Associate at the Edinburgh College of Art, UK, in 2014 and 2015, and took her current position as Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2016. She has also held positions at Fraunhofer IAO in Germany, Matsushita Electric Works in Japan and Siemens AG in Germany.

Educational Activities

  • Final Master Project - Constructive Design Research (DQI)
  • Internship National Company
  • Contextual Research Design
  • Preparation FMP - Constructive Design Research (DQI)
  • Design < > Research
  • Final Bachelor Project

Ancillary Activities

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