J.H. (Berry) Eggen


  • 833 Citations
1984 …2021
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Personal profile


“Good design means that an interactive smart system not only does what it is supposed to do, but also allows its users to integrate it seamlessly into their everyday life.”  

Research profile

Berry Eggen is Full Professor of Design for User Experience in Ambient Intelligent Systems. He heads the Future Everyday group and he is the director of research of the department. In addition, he is adjunct professor at the School of Software, FEIT, at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Eggen has an interest in ubiquitous computing, multimodal interaction (including intelligent lighting and sound design) and seamless interaction design for everyday life. He has a background in physics, perception and human-computer interaction.

Eggen has been on the Board of Management of the Dutch Design Week (DDW) from 2004-2015. He was a member of the executive committee of the first national research program for the Dutch Creative Industry (CRISP). He is currently leading one of the roadmap teams for the 2018-2021 Knowledge and Innovation Agenda for the Dutch Creative Industries.

Academic background

Berry Eggen obtained his master’s degree in Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1986, followed by a PhD in Perception and Synthesis of Computer-Generated Speech in 1989. He worked for Philips Research as a Principal Scientist for 14 years, where he led research clusters around themes like information ergonomics, multimodal interaction, user-interface concepts and intelligent interfaces. He was also responsible for the Ambient Intelligence research lab on the Philips High Tech Campus. He started as Full Professor at TU/e in 2003. In 2006, he became the Vice Dean of the Department of Industrial Design, a position he held until march 2018. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Next Nature Network.

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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.


Project: Research direct


I-PE: intelligent Play Environements to stimulate social and physical activities

Eggen, B., Cremers - Nijssen, J., Bekker, T., Schlief, M., Schlief, M., Schouten, B., Rijnbout, P. & Schoumacher, J.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1984 2019

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, 14 p.

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

Anthropomorphizing information to enhance trust in autonomous vehicles

Niu, D., Terken, J. & Eggen, B., 1 Nov 2018, In : Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries . 28, 6, p. 352-359 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


A systematic validation of the Empathic Handover approach guided by five factors that foster empathy in design

Smeenk, W., Sturm, J., Terken, J. & Eggen, B., 12 Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : CoDesign. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Comparative Study

ClassBeacons: Designing distributed visualization of teachers' physical proximity in the classroom

An, P., Bakker, S., Ordanovski, S., Taconis, R. & Eggen, B., 18 Mar 2018, TEI 2018 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, Vol. 2018-January, p. 357-367 11 p.

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

Information systems
Display devices

Design challenges of wellbeing supporting smart environment in collaborative use situations

Pakanen, M., Lovén, L., Alavesa, P., Gilman, E., Terken, J., Eggen, B. & Pirttikangas, S., 8 Oct 2018, UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 688-692 5 p.

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

Data privacy

Student theses

Across the fence

Author: Hermans, N., 31 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Eggen, J. (Supervisor 1) & Tomico Plasencia, O. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Adaptive and informative skin

Author: Maas, A., 2013

Supervisor: Eggen, J. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Applying aerodynamic and aestethic theory to a new world of possibilities in car design

Author: Hoefsloot, A., 30 May 2017

Supervisor: Terken, J. (Supervisor 1) & Eggen, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Careful building: software agents voor een gebouwbeheersysteem

Author: Hommelberg, M., 31 Aug 2005

Supervisor: van Houten, M. (Supervisor 1), Zeiler, W. (Supervisor 2) & Eggen, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Circular: peripheral visualizations used to raise awareness about travel experiences

Author: Leermakers, N., 2016

Supervisor: Bakker, S. (Supervisor 1), Eggen, J. (Supervisor 2) & Beljaars, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor