• 340 Citations
1991 …2019

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Research profile

Harm van Essen is Assistant Professor. He is chairman of the Industrial Design (ID) Program Committee, representative of ID in the Joint Program Committee, director of the LightLab, and squad leader of Social Interactions with Shared systems.

The research interests of Van Essen are in experience design, interaction design, design methodology, and the integration of technology and insights from social sciences (in particular social psychology) in systems design. Right now, Interactive Lighting and Shared Systems are important topics of research. They relates to his goal of using interaction design to improve the user experience of smart connected systems that are shared by multiple users. For instance, connected lighting. Van Essen has a background in mechanical engineering and control systems. Before joining the Department of Industrial Design in 2001, he was assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A highlight of his career is the collaboration with other departments through shared research project in the Intelligent Lighting Institute, in particular with Computer Science and Innovation Sciences.

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Design considerations for interactive office lighting interface characteristics, shared and hybrid control

van de Werff, T. C. F., van Lotringen, C., van Essen, H. A. & Eggen, J. H., 4 May 2019, CHI '19 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 1-14 14 p. 410

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

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    Designing for awareness in interactions with shared systems: the DASS framework

    Niemantsverdriet, K., van Essen, H., Pakanen, M. & Eggen, B., Nov 2019, In : ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 26, 6, 41 p., 36.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    Share and share alike? Social information and interaction style in coordination of shared use

    Niemantsverdriet, K., van de Werff, T. C. F., van Essen, H. A. & Eggen, J. H., 20 Apr 2018, CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 14 p. 303

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

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    The future everyday with intelligent lighting

    van Essen, H. A. & van de Werff, T. C. F., 2018, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    Press / Media

    Klokhuis: Kleur en Licht

    Yvonne A.W. de Kort, M.C. Boschman & H.A. van Essen

    15/12/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Student theses

    Active ambience in a working environment

    Author: Wetzels, M., 2013

    Supervisor: van Essen, H. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Active learning

    Author: Willemse, C., 2009

    Supervisor: van Essen, H. (Supervisor 1) & de Torbal, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    A self-sustaining social system at StudyPortals

    Author: Praxová, L., 31 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: Funk, M. (Supervisor 1) & van Essen, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Candle: desigining for an increased feeling of safety and comfort at home

    Author: Beljaars, K., 31 Aug 2014

    Supervisor: Bruns, M. (Supervisor 1), van Essen, H. (Supervisor 2) & Luijben, S. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Cheq: design of a smartwatch calendar experience in the work environment

    Author: Bai, K., 31 Aug 2014

    Supervisor: van Essen, H. (Supervisor 1), Markopoulos, P. (Supervisor 2) & Rauterberg, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master