Researcher

Dr Domenique van Gennip

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Biography

I am an interaction designer and human-centred researcher. My primary interest is how technology can be designed to work for and with people.

I obtained a Bachelor in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology, with a focus on interaction design. At the same university, I completed a Master in Human-Technology Interaction with a thesis that focused on social connectedness and the psychological influence of mediated heartbeat...view more

I am an interaction designer and human-centred researcher. My primary interest is how technology can be designed to work for and with people.

I obtained a Bachelor in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology, with a focus on interaction design. At the same university, I completed a Master in Human-Technology Interaction with a thesis that focused on social connectedness and the psychological influence of mediated heartbeat signals. In 2013, I started a joint doctoral degree in the Materialising Memories program at UTS and Eindhoven which was completed in 2018. My thesis was titled ‘Bringing Up The Past: Design for Serendipitous Reminiscing’ and investigated how people use and display personal media such as photos. My recent work continues the interest in how interactive products and media influence and benefit reminiscing in everyday life. Recently, I have also been involved in research that explores how augmented reality can improve professional practice for technical workers out in the field.

I have taught on interaction design, human-centered research methods, and design thinking. My role as a lecturer in the Design Next program involves developing design-oriented teaching and research across schools and faculties.


My Qualifications

Joint PhD in Interaction Design from University of Technology Sydney and Eindhoven University of Technology

MSc in Human-Technology Interaction from Eindhoven University of Technology

BSc in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology


My Research Activities

Design Next is still shaping its research focus, both as an initiator and facilitator. If you have an idea for a project that touches on design, could benefit from human-centred design insights, or otherwise fits my interests, feel free to get in touch.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

I'm available for supervision at the Bachelor and Master levels, and potentially as a co-supervisor at PhD level, for anyone whose envisioned project shares interests with mine.


My Teaching

I have taught on several topics, ranging from Design Thinking to Design Futuring, Interaction Design, and Human-Centred Research Methods.

Currently, I am involved with the following courses:

  • DESN2000
  • DESN3000
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Location

Ainsworth Building, Level 5, Room 503

Publications

by Dr Domenique van Gennip