TU/e-DC2: Interactive Materials

Supervisors: Prof. Regina Bernhaupt (TU/e), and Prof. Laurene Vaughan (RMIT)

Project 1: Interactive Materials for Society

Interactive Materials enable new user interaction as they enrich users’ senses (changing colours or shape). Combining data-driven design processes and visualizing societal related information to different stakeholders is key of this technical PhD topic. With cases studies from Philips Design from the domain of health care the goal is to investigate how to show societal relevant information (e.g., successfully treated patients in the city) in interactive material-based design solutions.

Project 2: A Design Framework for Interactive Materials

Develop a design framework for interactive materials and how to enhance user experience with such approaches in medical settings (Philips Design). A series of design solutions will be used to validate the framework to contribute to the general understanding of how to design for multi-stakeholder user experiences with interactive materials.

Project 3: Evaluation frameworks for Interactive Materials

Interactive Material will be deployed in the next generation of multi-stakeholder software solutions to contribute to a societal change. How such solutions that are designed for society in general can be evaluated in terms of user experience is still unclear. Goal of this PhD is to set first steps in the development of an evaluation framework of interactive materials, building on recent understanding how such solutions (e.g. Covid-19 apps) have failed to support society to tackle problems.

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Reference

TU/e-DC2

Research Areas

Industrial design, Sustainability, Data Science and Digital Design, Psychology

Research Host

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

PhD awarding institution/s

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) & RMIT University

Location

Netherlands

Status

Open Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT), Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (UoK), Philipp Krooss (UoK) and Dr. Markus Weinmann (UoK)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Kassel (UoK) and RMIT University

Location

Germany

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jenny Zhang (RMIT) and Prof. Jose Antonio Vilar-Fernandez (UDC) and José Luis González Leal (Navantia) and Prof. Amparo Alonso-Betanzos (UDC) and Prof. Vicente Díaz-Casas (UDC) and Prof. Marcos Miguez González (UDC)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of A Coruña (UDC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Associate Prof. Carsten Nico Hjortso (UPCH) and Dr. Marie Smed (UPCH)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and RMIT University

Location

Denmark

Status

Open Position

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains