Caroline C.M. Hummels

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  • 678 Citations
19962020

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“Doing science for society leads us to the question: what kind of society do we envision and want to support through science? We have to take an ethical stance.”

Research profile

Caroline Hummels is Full Professor in Design and Theory for Transformative Qualities. She is leading the Participatory Health and Wellbeing section of the Interdepartmental Strategic Area of Health, and is thought leader of Smart Societies within the TU/e Smart Cities Research program. Hummels has a background in industrial design. She uses design to research how the aesthetic qualities of materiality and interaction can transform and elevate personal and social ethics and related behavior. She uses embodied being-in-the-world theories to support transformative practices, mainly in the areas of resilience and wellbeing.

Hummels is a founder of the Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI) conference and a member of its steering committee. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Design, chairman of MU Artspace, member of the advisory board of the Dutch Design Week and founder of the Studio for Transformative Practices in the Designhuis.

Academic background

Caroline Hummels holds cum laude MSc and PhD degrees in Industrial Design from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). After obtaining her PhD in 1993, she took a position as Assistant Professor in the Form Theory group at TU Delft. In 2006, she moved to Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) to take the position of Associate Professor in the Designing Quality in Interaction group and later of Full Professor. At TU/e, she also served as Director of Education of the Industrial Design department and, to this day, of Theme Leader of Participatory Health and Well-being. She is also owner of and designer at ID-dock design, research and advice center, supporting companies with creative and innovative methods and tools.

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Research Output

A framework designing for story sharing of the elderly: from design opportunities to concept selection

Li, C., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. & Hummels, C., 2020, Intelligent Human Systems Integration - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration IHSI 2020: Integrating People and Intelligent Systems. Ahram, T., Karwowski, W., Vergnano, A., Leali, F. & Taiar, R. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 810-815 6 p. (Advances in intelligent systems and computing book series; vol. 111).

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  • Supporting intergenerational memento storytelling for older adults through a tangible display: a case study

    Li, C., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. J. & Hummels, C. C. M., 25 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. p. 1-25 25 p.

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  • Augmenting public reading experience to promote care home residents' social interaction

    Kang, K., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. & Hummels, C., 4 Jun 2019, TVX 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 184-192 9 p.

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    Co-refining interactive systems with older adults from function, form and interaction

    Kang, K., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. J., Frens, J. W. & Hummels, C. C. M., Nov 2019, Research perspective in the ear of transformations : conference proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management. Bohemia, E., Gemser, G. & Fain, N. (eds.). London: Academy for Design Innovation Management, p. 28-39

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    Prizes

    Frits Top 50 most influential women

    Caroline C.M. Hummels (Recipient), 10 Jun 2013

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

    Activities

    Research transformation through embodied design

    Caroline C.M. Hummels (Speaker)
    19 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Strategy Systemic change

    Caroline C.M. Hummels (Organiser)
    30 Aug 2019

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

    Brabant als impactorganisatie

    Caroline C.M. Hummels (Organiser)
    27 Jun 2019

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

    How to create long-term impact? or how to dare hiking off the beaten path

    Caroline C.M. Hummels (Speaker)
    19 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    Ander Leven

    Caroline C.M. Hummels (Organiser)
    5 Jun 2019

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

    Press / Media

    Lecturers get millions to improve education

    Caroline C.M. Hummels

    23/04/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    How design can build a bridge between politics and the public

    Caroline C.M. Hummels

    17/12/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Acoustic clouds

    Author: de Jong, F., 30 Apr 2011

    Supervisor: Hummels, C. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Buur Natuur

    Author: Klerks, G., 2018

    Supervisor: Hummels, C. C. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Design for increased engagement to Household energy usage: the virtual energy frame

    Author: Meijering, X., 31 Jan 2017

    Supervisor: Hummels, C. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Designing a navigation system for the fire fighter of the future

    Author: Visser, T., 31 Aug 2007

    Supervisor: Eggen, J. (Supervisor 1), Frens, J. (Supervisor 2), Hummels, C. (Supervisor 2), Hu, J. (Supervisor 2) & Appleby, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    DIYData

    Author: Hendrix, J., Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Bekker, M. (Supervisor 1) & Hummels, C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor