• Laplace 32, Laplace

    5612 AZ Eindhoven

    Netherlands

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

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Systemic Change uses Design and Technology to study socio-technical systems at the level of a community, by designing technology-enabled interventions addressing societal challenges and analysing their effect on the eco-system.

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investigates technological interventions in the context of contemporary societal challenges

Organisational profile

The cluster Systemic Change investigates technological interventions in the context of contemporary societal challenges. In cross-disciplinary teams of specialists and stakeholders, we envision and create socio-technical systems operating in near real-life ecosystems and study their effects in the short and long term. In the socio-technological systems, we utilize emerging technologies such as ICT, Big Data, AI, sensors and actuators. We use the aesthetics of interaction of the users with the socio-technical systems to evoke change and we underpin the desired change by applying ethical frameworks and theories from social sciences and humanities. Using a research through design approach, we develop methods, tools, platforms and field labs that support the co-creation and analysis processes. These can subsequently be repurposed by the cross-disciplinary stakeholders in their own practice.

We design, describe and analyse systems that typically intervene on the scale of medium-sized groups (commonly between 50 and 5000 people) with a given social relation, such as neighbourhoods, social groups, clubs, patient groups, etc. We closely cooperate with members of these groups, other multi-helix stakeholders that have an interest in the intervention, and specialists from other fields. 

We analyse quantitative and qualitative data directly obtained in Experiential Design Landscapes (EDLs) or other field labs via direct sensing and monitoring, complemented with empirical field research such as ethnography and contextual interviews. We search for patterns that can explain and monitor key aspects for systemic change, which are translated into experiential probes and systems to influence values and behaviour at a community level. The resulting knowledge includes, on the one hand, theories, frameworks, models and exemplars explaining and guiding systemic change and, on the other, methodologies, tools, field labs and co-creation spaces to explore and investigate systemic change.

In order to create impact, we currently limit ourselves to three contexts: Vitality, the Health Continuum and Social Resilience. These contexts are strongly related to internationally targeted societal challenges with funding opportunities such as Horizon 2020 and the Dutch National Research Agendas. For these three contexts we already have a number of field labs in place, such as Genneper Parken, ENSAFE Community Lab and Studio for Connected Society. Future additional application areas and field labs are currently being considered (e.g. 21st century education). In addition we have built strong regional and national networks with social groups, stakeholders, institutes and specialists, including Máxima Medical Centre, Fontys University of applies sciences, Philips Design, Province Noord-Brabant and Utrecht University.

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Biofeedback Engineering & Materials Science
Nursing Engineering & Materials Science
Health Engineering & Materials Science
Life Style Medicine & Life Sciences
Studios Engineering & Materials Science
Privacy Medicine & Life Sciences
Ecosystem Medicine & Life Sciences
Music Medicine & Life Sciences

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Profiles

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Anoek Adank - Heij

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

20182018
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Jorge A. Alves Lino

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

20082017
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Siti A.B. Anas

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

20162017

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

Dementia Dynamics in Design (DDD) 40-44300-98-117

Brankaert, R., Gerrits, E., Brankaert, R., Schoumacher, J., van Mierlo, P., van Mierlo, P. & Thoolen, M.

1/02/1831/01/21

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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Research Output 2003 2019

Social glasses : designing gaze behaviors for visually impaired people

Qiu, S., 16 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 233 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

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Work or workout? Designing interactive technology for workplace fitness promotion

Ren, X., 18 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

A digital sleep restriction system for insomnia therapy based on sleep window shift negotiation

Erten-Uyumaz, B., Overeem, S., Feijs, L., Rama, M. D. & Hu, J., 26 Jun 2018, Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, PETRA 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 58-61 4 p.

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

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Prizes

IEEE Brain Hackathon

Juan Restrepo Villamizar (Recipient), 14 Oct 2018

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

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Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Kansei research, 16 years - a design research journey with kansei

Levy, P. (Speaker)
1 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScientific

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

Activitijd : a design to help high school pupils set goals, plan and reflect

Author: Bakvis, A., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Bekker, M. (Supervisor 1) & Levy, P. (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