• Laplace 32, Laplace

    5612 AZ Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Industrial Design

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Future Everyday aims at bridging the gap between emerging technologies and people’s everyday life: how to deal with uncertainties that come naturally with new and still evolving technologies, and how to translate them into meaningful products, systems and services that seamlessly blend into everyday life.

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The future needs to be tangible and experienceable, to be understandable

Organisational profile

The cluster Future Everyday conducts research to understand, explore, and shape the everyday life of individuals and small groups, which encompasses the new reality of living, commuting, and working, with routines, rituals, and many nuances, in spaces that are becoming more continuous, dynamic, experiential, and responsive in the future with emerging technologies. We design and analyse the touch-points where humans and technologies meet and extend into each other – the permeable membrane between a system of technologies and a system of people. In the cluster Future Everyday, we carry on the proud tradition of the department to be always in the forefront of experimenting with emerging technologies. We currently focus on technologies such as internet of things, wearables and soft things, additive manufacturing, small and local data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, while exploring into smart materials and bio-materials.

We believe that the future needs to be tangible and experienceable, to be understandable. Therefore, we use a research-through-design approach to design for aesthetics in the future everyday, making use of labs for making and labs for experiencing. At the most concrete level, we define the characteristics of future everyday designs by creating demonstrators, which show how a specific emerging technology might seamlessly blend into people’s everyday lives. At a more abstract level, we generate methods, theories, frameworks and tools, which help designers and researchers understand, create and reason about future everyday designs. Finally, at the highest level of abstraction, we synthesize a unique way of working with emerging technologies in general, which involves the mentioned methods, theories, frameworks and tools, and leads to meta-strategies that can be disseminated through design activities, corporate strategies and entrepreneurships. 

Aligning with the focus areas of TU/e and the EuroTech universities, we focus on the contexts of the Smart Home, Mobility, and Workplace, Health and Wellbeing, and Energy and Sustainability. To enable innovation and to achieve impact, we also conduct research on design management, corporate innovation strategies and design entrepreneurships. We have strong collaborations with enterprises such as Philips, IKEA, NXP, Océ, and Toyota, SMEs, hospitals, research institutes as well as, design studios such as Van Berlo Studio and Philips Design.

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Clinical Protocols Medicine & Life Sciences
Ecosystem Medicine & Life Sciences
Life Style Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Habits Medicine & Life Sciences
Primary Prevention Medicine & Life Sciences
Secondary Prevention Medicine & Life Sciences

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Profiles

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Tahir Abbas, MSc

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

20182018
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Jingrui An, MSc

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

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Pengcheng An

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

20172018

Projects 2011 2021

Everyday Sounds of Dementia

Brankaert, R., Gerrits, E., Brankaert, R., Schoumacher, J., Eggen, B., Bakker, S., van Mierlo, P., van Mierlo, P. & Houben, M.

1/03/1819/04/21

Project: Research direct

Nano4Sports

Vos, S., Funk, M., van der Spek, E., Menheere, D., Brombacher, A., van der Avoird, M., Schoumacher, J., van Mierlo, P., van Mierlo, P. & Vos, S.

1/01/1731/12/19

Project: Research directResearch

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REACH

Bekker, T., Lu, Y., Lu, Y., Valk, C., van der Avoird, M., Chuang, Y., Schoumacher, J., van Mierlo, P., van Mierlo, P., Damen, I. & den Haan - Wintermans, M.

1/02/1631/01/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1995 2018

A ballistographic approach for continuous and non-obtrusive monitoring of movement in neonates

Joshi, R., Bierling, B., Long, X., Weijers, J., Feijs, L., van Pul, C. & Andriessen, P., 12 Oct 2018, In : IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. 6, p. 10 2700809

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Monitoring
Video recording
Electrocardiography
Deterioration
Thin films

A cognitive model of social preferences in group interactions

Barakova, E. I., Gorbunov, R. & Rauterberg, G. W. M., Oct 2018, In : Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cognitive Models
Fairness
Interaction
Game
Utility Function

Addressing the need to capture scenarios, intentions and preferences: interactive intentional programming in the smart home

Funk, M., Chen, L. L., Yang, S. W. & Chen, Y. K., 1 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Design. 12, 1, p. 53-66 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Distributed computer systems
Control systems
Internet of things
Scenarios
End users

Prizes

ACM CHI 2013 Best Paper Award

Rong-Hao Liang (Recipient), May 2013

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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ACM CHI 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mention

Rong-Hao Liang (Recipient), Apr 2014

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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ACM CHI 2014 Best Talk Award

Rong-Hao Liang (Recipient), Apr 2014

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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Activities 2015 2018

tenth International Conference on Social Robotics

Barakova, E. (Organiser)
28 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceScientific

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Movement Grammars: Brains, Robots and Dance

Barakova, E. (Organiser), R.E.A. van Berkel (Organiser), Steven Batts (Organiser), Carlos Herrera Perez (Organiser), Sarah Whatley (Organiser)
4 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Behaviour & Information Technology (Journal)

Tetteroo, D. (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-reviewScientific

Student theses

Active workspace: towards an active lifestyle in the work environment

Author: van Veen, T., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Peters, P. (Supervisor 1) & van der Spek, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Adaptive motion 'budget' controller: looking beyond prototyping: design engineering for production

Author: de Kok, T., Jun 2017

Supervisor: Delbressine, F. (Supervisor 1) & Hengeveld, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

A different perspective on vitality

Author: Kool, N. M., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Megens, C. (Supervisor 1) & Delbressine, F. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor