I teach the theory and practice of both form and experience-driven and sound-driven design on a Bachelor and Master level (see below). In addition to lecturing and coaching in courses, I am involved in education mainly by being a mentor of a varying number of master’s graduates and PhD candidates. More information on a couple of these projects are on CAL’s project page.
Courses Bachelor level
Form and Experience (coordinator)
A brand new course on the psychological effects of product form studies from theoretical as well as practical angles. Form X is a large first year course (7,5 ECTS) that runs on Quarter 2 with 350 students, 13 design studios and coaches and 9 lecturers. In the first half, students exercise form design methodology with topics on product aesthetics and meaning and hand on design activities. In the second half, students practice their skills and knowledge on ‘designing a product for experience’.
Courses Master level
Advanced Embodiment Design / Msc Integrated Product Design (coordinator)
AED is a major course (21 ECTS) run for the Integrated Product Design masters in the first year (spring semester) with 150 students. AED has five expert areas (ergonomics, electronics, sustainability, user experience and design methods) that contribute to the embodiment of product concepts with a major project. My part with Product Experience is to ensure that students consider the human faculties regarding aesthetic pleasure, attribution of meaning and emotional reactions towards products. In this course, form is one the major drivers as students ‘embody’ high-tech concepts and prototype them. Finally, students run an experience measurement study to validate their design decisions on product form and its effect on product experience.
Product Understanding, Use and Experience / Msc Design for Interaction (lecturer)
In PUUE students get a theoretical account of design decisions. I have been a lecturer on Product Identity and Expression since 2008.
Context and Conceptualisation/ Msc Design for Interaction & Strategic Product Design (coach)
Every year I study a research question with 10 – 15 students who specifically choose a topic of their interest. Recently, I have been studying product ambiguity, multimodal alarms for healthcare, history and future of intensive care units.