Caroline C.M. Hummels

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  • 592 Citations
19962019
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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 1996 2019

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.

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

Communication

Data-enabled design : a situated design approach that uses data as creative material when designing for intelligent ecosystems

van Kollenburg, J. & Bogers, S. J. A., 28 Feb 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 318 p.

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

Open Access
File
Ecosystems

Design research and innovation framework for transformative practices

Hummels, C. C. M., Trotto, A., Peeters, J. P. A., Levy, P., Alves Lino, J. & Klooster, S., 2019, Strategy for change. Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University, p. 52-76 26 p.

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

Design research
Work practices
Innovation
Interaction

Facilitating storytelling and preservation of mementos for the elderly through tangible interface

Li, C., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. & Hummels, C., 16 Sep 2019, Human Systems Engineering and Design II: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED2019): Future Trends and Applications, September 16-18, 2019, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Munich, Germany. Ahram, T., Karwowski, W., Pickl, S. & Taiar, R. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 508-514 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 1026)

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

Digital devices
Anchors
1 Citation (Scopus)

Slots-memento: facilitating intergenerational memento storytelling and preservation for the elderly

Li, C., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. & Hummels, C., 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. 359-366 8 p.

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

Display devices
Data storage equipment

Prizes

Frits Top 50 most influential women

Caroline Hummels (Recipient), 10 Jun 2013

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

Activities 1998 2019

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

Student theses

Acoustic clouds

Author: de Jong, F., 30 Apr 2011

Supervisor: Hummels, 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

El, electricity pet for your home

Author: Su, L., 31 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Hummels, C. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master