J.H. (Berry) Eggen


  • 1029 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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Research Output

Color and animation preferences for a light band eHMI in interactions between automated vehicles and pedestrians

Dey, D. D., Habibovic, A., Pfleging, B., Martens, M. H. & Eggen, J. H. B., 2020, Proceedings of the CHI 2020 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 13 p.

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

  • The role of everyday sounds in advanced dementia care

    Houben, M., Brankaert, R., Bakker, S., Kenning, G., Bongers, I. & Eggen, B., 25 Apr 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - (CHI '20). New York, USA: ACM Press, 14 p. 450

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

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    A comparison of existing frameworks leading to an empathic formation compass for co-design

    Smeenk, W., Sturm, J. & Eggen, B., Dec 2019, In : International Journal of Design. 13, 3, p. 53-68 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • A qualitative exploration of memory cuing by personal items in the home

    Zijlema, A. F., van den Hoven, E. A. W. H. & Eggen, J. H., 1 Aug 2019, In : Memory Studies. 12, 4, p. 377-397 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    88 Downloads (Pure)

    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., 2 Oct 2019, In : CoDesign. 15, 4, p. 308-328 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    Unlocking the magic of Harry Potter

    J.H. (Berry) Eggen


    1 item of Media coverage

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    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