From the 1st of January and onwards the organization of the department is moved from four capacity groups to two research clusters: Future Everyday and Systemic Change.

Future Everyday
aims at bridging the gap between emerging technologies and people’s everyday life: how to deal with uncertainties that come naturally with new and still evolving technologies, and how to translate them into meaningful products, systems and services that seamlessly blend into everyday life.

Systemic Change uses Design and Technology to study socio-technical systems at the level of a community, by designing technology-enabled interventions addressing societal challenges and analysing their effect on the eco-system.

Untill the end of 2017 the four capacity groups were:

  • Designed Intelligence (DI), prof.dr. Matthias Rauterberg and prof.dr.ir. Loe Feijs
  • User Centered Engineering (UCE), prof.dr.ir. Berry Eggen and prof.dr.ir. Jean-Bernard Martens
  • Designing Quality in Interaction (DQI), prof.dr.ir. Caroline Hummels
  • Business Process Design (BPD), prof.dr. Lin-Lin Chen