GuestTalk – May 24, 2017 – Joep Frens

Designing for Rich Interaction in Growing Systems
Joep Frens

Systems and system design are the next frontier for Industrial Design. I understand a system both as a technological as well as a social construct and feel that the systems design challenge is a fundamentally different challenge than the interactive product challenge of before. I observe that the dominant interaction style in the systems that we surround ourselves with at present revolves around touch screens, voice control and gesture control. In this presentation I explore the conceptual space for an alternative, rich interaction style in system design.

Joep Frens is assistant professor in the Designing Quality in Interaction group at the department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He has a background in (classic) Industrial Design and has specialised in Designing for Interaction. Joep has a research interest in more physically rich and embodied interaction styles and then particularly in how such interaction styles can be applied in dynamic and ‘growing’ systems of products and services (e.g., the Internet of Things). Next to this he has an interest in the role of making in the design process and teaches classes on (low fidelity) prototyping and (interaction) design.

Studio Show
May 24, 2017
16:00 – 17:00