Publications

van Rijn, H. (2012) Meaningful Encounters. Explorative studies about designers learning from children with autism. Doctoral thesis TU Delft.

van Rijn, H., Sleeswijk Visser, F., Stappers, P.J. (2011) Stories at the spot: Designers learning from caregivers of children with autism, International Association of Societies of Design Research 2011: Diversity and Unity, 31 October – 4 November 2011, Delft, The Netherlands.

van Rijn, H., Sleeswijk Visser, F., Stappers, P.J., Ozakar, A.D. (2011) Achieving empathy with users: comparing different ways of informing designers. CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and Arts, special issue on Design and Emotion, Vol. 7, issue 2, page 65-77.

van Rijn, H., Sleeswijk Visser, F., Stappers, P.J., Ozakar, A.D., (2010) Understanding users: A comparative study about informing designers by different sources of information, 7th International conference on Design and Emotion, October 4-7, Chicago, USA.

Nijhof, N., van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C., van Rijn, H., van Hoof, J., Seydel, E. (2010) The Chitchatters: a leisure activity for people with dementia to stimulate social interaction, poster presentation at ISG2010, May 27-30, Vancouver, Canada. View abstract

van Rijn, H., van Hoof, J., Stappers, P.J. (2010) Designing Leisure products for people with dementia: developing ‘the chitcatters’ game. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & other dementias.

van Rijn, H., Sleeswijk Visser, F., Stappers, P.J. (2009) Connecting through interacting: Toys that help designers learn from children with autism by playing with them. International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009: Rigor and Relevance in Design, 18-22 October, 2009, Seoul, South Korea.

van Rijn, H., Stappers, P.J. (2008) Motivating users in a co-design process. PDC2008: Experiences & challenges, October 1-4, 2008, Bloomington, IN, USA,.

Stappers, P.J., van Rijn, H., Kistemaker, S., Hennink, A., Sleeswijk Visser, F. (2008) Designing for other people’s strengths and motivations: Three cases using context, visions, and experiential prototypes. Advanced Engineering Informatics, A Special Issue on Human-Centered Product Design and Development, vol 23, page 174-183. You can also download the final draft.

van Rijn, H., Stappers, P.J. (2008) The puzzling life of autistic toddlers: Design guidelines from the LINKX project. Advances in Human Computer Interaction, special issue child and play.

van Rijn, H., van Hoof, J., Stappers, P.J. (2008) Designing De Klessebessers: a Leisure Game for People with Dementia. ISG08: Smart technology for active longevity, June 4-6, 2008, Pisa, Italy.

van Rijn, H., Stappers, P.J. (2007) Codesigning LINK: A case of gaining insight in a difficult-to-reach user group. International Association of Societies of Design Research 2007: Emerging Trends in Design Research, 12-15 November 2007, Hong Kong.

van Rijn, H., Stappers, P.J. (2007) Getting the shy to talk: scripts and staging for contextmapping. Include 2007: designing with people, strategies, stories and systems for user participation in design. Proceedings of the international conference on inclusive design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK.

van Rijn, H. (TU Delft) LINKX a language toy for autistic toddles, developed in co-creation with parents and pedagogues. Master’s Thesis, Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

van Rijn, H., Bahk, Y.N., Stappers, P.J., Lee, K.P. (2006) Three factors for contextmapping in East Asia: Trust, control and nunchi. CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and Arts, Vol.2 No 3. page 157-177, Taylor and Francis.

Awards & prizes

Best graduate of Delft University of Technology 2006-2007 with M.Sc. graduation project LINKX (November 2008)
First prize in design competition ‘Vergeethenniet’ with de Klessebessers (November 2008)
Nominated for the People’s Design Award of the Design Week of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York with de Klessebessers (October 2009)

Exhibitions

LINKX at Made in Brunel, exhibition at Brunel University in London (June 2008)
LINKX at the Dutch Design Week (November 2008)
De Klessebessers at the Dutch Design Week (November 2008)
De Klessebessers at Ideon (June 2009 – now)
LINKX at Made in Holland, an exposition in de Kunsthal in Rotterdam (December 2009)
PhD-research at the Dutch Design Week (November 2010)

Workshops & invited talks

Workshop Concepts for seniors at Philips Research – Media Interaction Group (October 2007 )
Workshop Affective communicating for seniors at Waag Society (November 2007)
Contextmapping workshops in HongKong, Tokyo and Taipei (June 2008)
Talk about de Klessebessers at This Happened Utrecht #8 (Monday 22 November 2010)