• 327 Citations
1991 …2019
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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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Research Output 1991 2019

13 Downloads (Pure)

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

Lighting
Lighting fixtures
Smartphones

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

Computer supported cooperative work
Decision making
Internet of things
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Open Access
Lighting
Communication

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