Our Department of Industrial Design is divided into three primary processes: education, research and management. The Department has four capacity groups, each representing one area of expertise:
- 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
Research and education are strongly intertwined. There are ten competency areas, including for example integrating technology, user focus and perspective, form and senses, and business process design. Teaching activities include projects, assignments, modules, expert meetings, personal coaching, showcase and portfolio development and of course assessment. We employ both university staff and design specialists from the professional field. The interaction with the professional world outside the Department is therefore well supported.