• 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

No photo of Tahir Abbas

Tahir Abbas, MSc

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

20182018
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Jingrui An, MSc

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

Projects 2011 2021

Everyday Sounds of Dementia

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

1/03/1819/04/21

Project: Research direct

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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 2020

Children’s reflection-in-action during collaborative design-based learning

Zhang, Z., Bekker, T., Markopoulos, P. & Brok, P. D., 1 Jan 2020, The Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning ICL2018. Auer, M. E. & Tsiatsos, T. (eds.). Cham: Springer, Vol. 1, p. 790-800 11 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 916)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Scaffolds

Design labs for data-driven multivalence

Funk, M., 2020, Data-driven multivalence in the built environment. Biloria, N. (ed.). Cham: Springer, p. 207-222 (S.M.A.R.T. Environments)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Macros
Large scale systems

Simulating social cycling experience in design research

Yang, N., van Hout, G., Feijs, L., Chen, W. & Hu, J., 1 Jan 2020, Human Systems Engineering and Design II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2019. Ahram, T., Pickl, S., Taiar, R. & Karwowski, W. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 379-384 6 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 1026)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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

Display devices

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

Display devices

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

Display devices

Activities 2015 2019

11th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2019)

Bastian Pfleging (Chair)
22 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

11th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2019)

Bastian Pfleging (Member of programme committee)
22 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Mensch und Computer 2019

Bastian Pfleging (Chair)
Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Press / Media

Wat is slaapmisperceptie?

Sebastiaan Overeem & Lieke Hermans

9/08/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Wearables voor slaaponderzoek?

Sebastiaan Overeem & Lieke Hermans

9/08/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

-Eindhoven University of Technology: Mobility Lab helps fight motion sickness in self-driving cars

Nidzamuddin MD. Yusof

3/07/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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