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Zielhuis, M.R.P. (author), Sleeswijk Visser, F. (author), Andriessen, Daan (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Knowledge from academic design research projects does not always help design professionals to actually strengthen their work. Based on a multi-case study, this paper describes how researchers view the impact of their design research projects on design practice and what they do to achieve this. Even in projects where impact on design practice...
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Boon, Boudewijn (author), Baha, S.E. (author), Singh, A. (author), Wegener, F.E. (author), Rozendaal, M.C. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Since its introduction, Research through Design (RtD) has taken on a wide variety of forms. Currently, there is a lack of clarity about what connects and separates different RtD approaches. Several attempts have been made to clarify these matters, often in the form of a top-down categorization. Here we start on a different path, one that is open...
conference paper 2020
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Voûte, M.A. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author), Giaccardi, Elisa (author), Mooij, S.C. (author), van Boeijen, A.G.C. (author)
Over the last half century, design education has diversified and developed considerably, in part in the arts academies, and increasingly in universities and vocational technical education. The TU Delft design program was founded in 1969, and has since grown quickly into a large, university-based, technology-aligned set of programs presently...
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Stappers, P.J. (author)
Academic writing follows conventions that are meant to optimize effectiveness (quality of findings) and efficiency (how easily the reader can find what he needs).<br/>This Map brings together a number of lessons, tips, and hints about communication in general and academic writing in particular, paying special attention to the (visually oriented)...
other 2020
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Boon, Boudewijn (author), Rozendaal, M.C. (author), Van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Marry M. (author), van der Net, J.J. (author), van Grotel, M. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
This paper develops a set of design strategies for promoting young children’s physical activity. These strategies are developed by taking the design perspective of Playscapes as a starting point. Playscapes suggests that three play qualities are key in promoting young children’s physical activity: free, bodily, and dispersed play. We present two...
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Maldini, Irene (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
This study offers a new perspective on clothing consumption by uncovering the systemic nature of the wardrobe. The research builds on systems theory and aims at drawing a map of the wardrobe as a system with particular structure and behaviour. By co-designing fictional 'smart wardrobe' services with experts and discussing these services with...
journal article 2019
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Boon, Boudewijn (author), Rozendaal, M.C. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Design is increasingly concerned with changing people’s behaviours. A common characteristic to behavioural design approaches is their directionality: products<br/>provide clarity about or guidance towards the designer’s intended behavioural outcome. In this paper we propose an alternative perspective that emphasizes<br/>ambiguity (i.e. affording...
conference paper 2018
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Hao, C. (author), van Boeijen, A.G.C. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Designing successful products and services that people like, requires an understanding of the context and the aspirations of those people. Over the past decade, a range of methods has been developed to help designers gain such empathy. These have worked well when designer and target user share a cultural context. However, designers often find it...
conference paper 2017
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Hao, C. (author), van Boeijen, A.G.C. (author), Sonneveld, M.H. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
The value of understanding user needs has been recognized by industry, and user research methods have become an accepted part of industrial design practice. These techniques were originally developed and tested for Western markets, with participants from Western cultures. More recently, companies developing goods and services for the Chinese...
journal article 2017
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Mejia Sarmiento, J.R. (author), Pasman, G.J. (author), Hultink, H.J. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Futures techniques have long been used in large enterprises as designerly means to explore the future and guide innovation. In the automotive industry, for instance, the development of concept cars is a technique which has repeatedly proven its value. However, while big companies have broadly embraced futures techniques, small- and medium-sized...
conference paper 2017
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Ramkumar, A. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author), Niessen, W.J. (author), Adebahr, S (author), Schimek-Jasch, T (author), Nestle, U (author), Song, Y. (author)
HCI plays an important role in interactive medical image segmentation. The Goals, Operators, Methods, and Selection rules (GOMS) model and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Task Load Index (NASA-TLX) questionnaire are different methods that are often used to evaluate the HCI process. In this article, we aim at improving the...
journal article 2017
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Norman, D.A. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
This paper is a follow up to DesignX, a position paper written in 2014, which introduced the design challenges of complex sociotechnical systems such as healthcare, transportation, governmental policy, and environmental protection. We conclude that the major challenges presented by DesignX problems stem not from trying to understand or address...
journal article 2016
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Vaes, Kristof (author), Stappers, P.J. (author), Standaert, Achiel (author)
Abstract: Many medical and assistive devices are experienced as unpleasant and uncomfortable. On top of their discomfort, product users may also experience social<br/>unease. We label this process “product-related stigma” (PRS). This paper presents two measuring techniques that aim to objectively assess the<br/>‘degree’ of PRS that is ‘attached’...
conference paper 2016
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Mejia Sarmiento, J.R. (author), Pasman, G.J. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
In the landscape of design research, several techniques of speculative design -or design about ideas- have been positioned, each with a different time<br/>frame. Design Fiction and Critical Design, for instance, emerged as making activities that explore the near and the speculative future, respectively. We previously defined<br/>Vision Concepts...
conference paper 2016
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Mejia Sarmiento, J.R. (author), Hultink, H.J. (author), Pasman, G.J. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Innovation forces organizations to think about the future. The many techniques<br/>guiding these explorations are named futures studies, which are inquiries into images of the future and their surrounding elements. Although futures studies help organizations to change, their results are often difficult to interpret, and they frequently fail to...
conference paper 2016
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Ramkumar, A. (author), Dolz, J. (author), Kirisli, H.A. (author), Adebahr, S. (author), Schimek-Jasch, T. (author), Nestle, U. (author), Massoptier, L. (author), Varga, E. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author), Niessen, W.J. (author), Song, Y. (author)
Accurate segmentation of organs at risk is an important step in radiotherapy planning. Manual segmentation being a tedious procedure and prone to inter- and intra-observer variability, there is a growing interest in automated segmentation methods. However, automatic methods frequently fail to provide satisfactory result, and post-processing...
journal article 2015
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Sleeswijk Visser, F. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Industrieel ontwerpers maken al lang niet meer alleen fysieke producten. Ontwerpers leveren een bijdrage aan een oplossing voor een probleem of vervullen een behoefte. De oplossingsmogelijkheden zijn tegenwoordig veel groter dan alleen materialen en fysieke assemblage; het kan net zo goed digitaal, een ruimtelijke oplossing, een protocol, een...
journal article 2014
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Sanders, L. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Over the past three decades we have witnessed shifts, connections, and reframings in just about every area of design: how design is done, who is doing it, for what goals, and what its results are. These changes show a move from the designing of things to interactions to systems, and from designing for people to designing with people and by...
journal article 2014
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Van Doorn, F.A.P. (author), Gielen, M.A. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Co-research is a method that engages participants in contextual user research by giving them the role of researcher. This method aids to capture their input in the fuzzy front end of the design process. A previous study [5] showed that children can act as co- researchers to gather contextual knowledge. In that study 20 children aged 9-12...
conference paper 2014
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Stappers, P.J. (author), Sleeswijk Visser, F. (author)
Doing design and doing research are related activities. When doing design in a (PhD) research project, a number of confusions pop up. These confusions stem from the fact that most of the basic terms, such as ‘designer’, ‘research’, and ‘product’, have many connotations but not a shared definition. Because design research often happens in a multi...
conference paper 2014
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