• 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

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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

A cognitive model of social preferences in group interactions

Gorbunov, R. D., Rauterberg, M. & Barakova, E. I., 25 Feb 2019, In : Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering. 26, 2, p. 185-196 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cognitive Models
Fairness
Interaction
Game
Utility Function

Adding friction to frictionless payments: a haptic interface for digital transactions

Hengeveld, B. & Rooijakkers, J., 17 Mar 2019, TEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 243-250 8 p.

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

Haptic interfaces
Budget control
Biometrics
Friction

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

Display devices

Activities 2015 2019

Mensch und Computer 2019

Bastian Pfleging (Chair)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

The 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays

Bastian Pfleging (Chair)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

MUM 2018 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia

Bastian Pfleging (Organiser)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Press / Media

TU/e awards two honorary doctorates this year

Joep Frens

5/06/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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Sebastiaan Overeem

13/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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