Prior to joining TU Delft, David Keyson worked at Philips Research as a Senior Research Scientist in Media Interaction and at Xerox in the department of Industrial Design and Human Interface in user interface research and design. He holds a PhD from the Technical University of Eindhoven in Perception and Technology and a Masters of Science in Ergonomics from Loughborough University.

David Keyson is one of the founders of the IDStudioLab. As a full professor holding a chair in Smart Products and Environments, he the heads the faculty research program on Sustainable Living and Work and leads the research focus on Social / Environmental sustainabilty and Interaction Design as part of the IDStudioLab. His educational work focuses on interactive technology design in the context of smart products and environments. With a focus on enabling field based research and in-context design evaluation methods, Prof. Keyson is currently running a large European project which aims to develop living labs across North Western Europe ( while involving local industry and leading academic institutions. Research work with PhD students in the area of smart grids and user interaction is also taking place at Power Matching City.

Professor Keyson has authored over 150 scientific papers in leading journals and conferences. He holds 16 patents relating to input devices and design principles of multimodal user-system interaction. With an extensive industry and academic background in user interface design, Prof. Keyson has served as an expert witness on several international patent litigation cases and is active in the editorial board of JAISE. In 2011 he served as the program chair for Ambient Intelligence conference, and is a past co-chair of CHI NL.