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Eindhoven Students Project Presentations


Living Labs Through Values . Eindhoven Students Project Presentations

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Strategy for Change Lectures . Caroline Hummels


Design for Transformative . Qualities and Practices 

Strategy for Change Lectures . Caroline Hummels

Prof. dr. ir. Caroline Hummels is full professor Design and Theory for Transformative Qualities at the department of Industrial Design (ID) at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She is heading the Designing Quality in Interaction group at ID as well as the interdepartmental area Participatory Health and Wellbeing at the TU/e. She studied Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology where she also obtained her PhD (both cum laude). Her current activities concentrate on designing for personal, social and societal transformation, with a special focus on health and wellbeing. She designs for transformation based on the aesthetics of interaction with open, disruptive innovative systems within a societal context. She is the co-founder and member of the steering committee of the Tangible Embedded, and Embodied Interaction Conference (TEI), editorial board member of the International Journal of Design, Chairman of MU Artspace and Member of the Provincial Council of Health.

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Strategy for Change Lectures . Paul Gardien

Sustaining Transformation 

Strategy for Change Lectures . Paul Gardien

Paul Gardien is Vice President of Philips Design and a member of the Philips Design Board. He is responsible for the strategy portfolio and, as head of Design Strategy & Design Innovation, he manages the Design Innovation Program, new business development and building of new design capabilities. Next to this, Paul is responsible for Philips Design’s engagement with external clients and the design activities of the Philips Global Brand Licensing program.
Paul has spent his entire professional career at Philips Design, working in many different areas ranging from product, multimedia and internet design, to different management and development functions. He joined in 1988 and for the next six years was involved in user interface and industrial design, project management and creative direction on diverse projects. From 1994 until 1998 he dedicated his time to the new multimedia and interaction design capability. For the subsequent four years his main focus was the eDesign service, which eventually grew to 65 people. In 2002 Paul concentrated on developing Philips Design’s research activities and establishing links with other relevant parties such as Philips Research. This work resulted in numerous awards and forms the basis for Philips Design’s capability development and new business initiatives. In 2007 Paul assumed his current role as Vice President and member of the management team responsible for the strategy portfolio. In 2011 he played a crucial role in the transformation of Philips Design from being a service organization to an integrated strategic function within Philips, which resulted in the establishment of a Chief Design Officer role. Paul is and has been a member of various boards, e.g. Design Initiative Foundation, Program Board IOP IPCR1, Research Advisory Board of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and jurored in multiple renowned design competitions like iF and the Austrian Multimedia prize. He’s also a frequent speaker at international design and innovation conferences.

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Strategy for Change Lectures . Erik Rietveld

How Affordances Transforme Practices 

Strategy for Change Lectures . Erik Rietveld

Dr. Erik Rietveld is a Senior Researcher at the University of Amsterdam (AMC/Department of Philosophy/ILLC/Brain & Cognition) and a Founding Partner of RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances]. RAAAF ( makes site-specific work at the crossroads of art, architecture and philosophy.
Erik Rietveld was a Fellow in Philosophy at Harvard University and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. His philosophical and interdisciplinary research on ‘Unreflective Action’ was awarded by the European Science Foundation (2009), the University of Amsterdam (2009), the Academic Medical Center (AMC in 2011 and 2014), and three times by NWO, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (Rubicon 2008, VENI 2009). In 2013 his new research project on ‘Skilled Action’ titled ‘The Landscape of Affordances: Situating the Embodied Mind’ was awarded with a NWO VIDI-grant for the development of his research group on skilled intentionality & action. Recently he received a an ERC Starting Grant for a new philosophical project titled ‘Skilled Intentionality for ‘Higher’ Embodied Cognition: Joining Forces with a Field of Affordances in Flux’. With his brother Ronald Rietveld he was curator of the Dutch contribution ‘Vacant NL’ to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, author of the books Vacancy Studies and the Dutch Atlas of Vacancy, and founder/director of the architectural design research master ‘Vacant NL’ at the Sandberg Institute/Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Vacant NL was awarded with a Dutch Design Award and the Rotterdam Design Prize. With RAAAF (formerly known as Rietveld Landscape) they have shown work at international exhibitions in Sao Paulo, Oslo, Milan, Mumbai, Moscow, and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. In 2013 RAAAF was elected Radical Innovator, presented a new installation at the Istanbul Art Biennale and were elected Dutch Architect of the Year. RAAAF contributed an architectural art installation to the new Chicago Architecture Biennale in 2015, the first in North America. In 2017 RAAAF | Atelier de Lyon were awarded the European Prize of Architecture (Philippe Rotthier). Ronald and Erik Rietveld were recently invited to become members of The Society of Arts of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Erik Rietveld gave a talk at TEDxGhent in June 2015 and publishes regularly in renowned international journals such as Mind, Inquiry, Phenomenology & The Cognitive Sciences, Harvard Design Magazine, Frontiers Human Neuroscience, and Behavioral & Brain Sciences. His article, ‘A Rich Landscape of Affordances’, (Rietveld & Kiverstein, 2014) features in the top three most read articles published in Ecological Psychology.

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