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Embrace Data-Centric Design!

I am Assistant Professor of Data-Centric Design with the Department of Sustainable Design Engineering (SDE) of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) of the Delft University of Technology 🧐.

My research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science and Design. I hypothesise that the central use of behavioural data in Human-Centred Design can turn challenges and limitations of both fields into flourishing ethical and collaborative opportunities.

For more information, have a look at my vision on research and education and the open-source tools and material I contribute. You’ll find below some excerpt of recent activities. As student, you might also be interested in the open 🚩vacancies or the completed 🎓 graduation projects.

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Latest Activities

Trichy Siva Raman (Chair: M. Popov, Mentors: Milos Cvetkovic, Arjen van der Meer, External examiner: Jacky Bourgeois)

🎓 Design of Midway Energy (Middleware System) as part of Illuminator

This thesis contributes to the Illuminator project. Using the energy system is part of our daily routine but the complexity of power systems and its understanding have both been confined to the ex...

Wenying Chang (Chair: Natalia Romero Herrera, Mentor: Jacky Bourgeois)

🎓 Tailoring personalized breathing rhythms of a Sleep Robot: An interactive data loop design

The thesis aims to investigate how the Sleep Robot system (a Sleep Robot, its application, and servers) can adopt a data-enabled loop to make optimal use. The research has three main objectives: (1...

Sum Leung (Chair: Jacky Bourgeois, Mentor: Lyè Goto)

🎓 Tailoring personalized breathing rhythms of a Sleep Robot: An interactive data loop design

This thesis project investigated how user-centred design(UCD) contributes to the railway maintenance planning optimisation. A new UX concept and digital prototype were designed to provide intuitive...

Jacky Bourgeois, Maaike Kleinsmann

📅 Call for Paper AIEDAM Thematic Collection - Perspectives on Data-Enabled Design

This call is now closed Today’s societal challenges in fields such as healthcare, mobility or sustainability are complex since they involve high contextual interdependence, scalability and a large...

Tessa Mellena (Chair: Natalia Romero Herrera, Mentor: Jacky Bourgeois)

🎓 Aito Sound: A proof of concept exploration for haptics and sound with piezoelectrics

Today I had the pleasure to attend Tessa’s graduation, a project I co-supervised with in collaboration with Aito. Aito has developed a technology that can be placedunderneath surfaces to give hap...

Karsten Bakker (Chair: Jacky Bourgeois, Mentor: Martien Bakker)

🎓 Digital lockout routines

With 2,975 safety violations in the US alone, the lockout safety routine, one of the most important safety methods in the industry, remains unsafe. This is caused by the limited adherence of compan...

Jacky Bourgeois, Gerd Kortuem

📜 Data-Centric Design in the Delft Design Guide

Together with Gerd Kortuem, we contributed two pages on the Data-Centric Design approach in the revised edition of the Delft Design Guide. Link to the book

Tjapko Vermeulen (Chair: Marco Rozendaal, Mentor: Jacky Bourgeois)

🎓 The making of a smart pillow

This project is featured at the Dutch Design Week: Design United 2020 Leisure is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as: “The time when you are not working or doing other duties.” During this time...

Jacky Bourgeois

🚧 D-Code Project Granted Decoding the Digital Future

D-Code will bring 15 PhD students to work together in ProtoTeams on the Fundamentals of Design Competence for our Digital Future. This IDE-led Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Trainin...

Jacky Bourgeois

🪵 The Internet of Things' Technology Stack

Switching education online, we made a short series of videos on the so-called IoT stack, the different technology layers the makes the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things, or the IoT, is ...