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“Interacting with products usually means pressing buttons. A better way is rich interaction – starting with people’s skills and designing interfaces that unite form, interaction and function of the product.”

Research profile

Joep Frens is assistant professor. He leads the Connecting Rich Interaction in Growing Systems (CRIGS) squad and is member of the Industrial Design (ID) Departmental Admissions board and the ID board of Examiners, as well as a reserve member of the TU/e Examination Appeals Board. Frens is interested in the research question ‘How can we design for rich interaction in growing systems?’, which he explores in a hands-on, making approach together with his students.

Frens is an accomplished designer and researcher whose work is internationally known and recognized.

Academic background

Joep Frens has a background in Industrial Design (MSc from TU Delft) and obtained his PhD in Interaction Design from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2006. Frens held the prestigious invited position of Nierenberg Chair of Design at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, USA, from 2014 to 2015. He also co-edited a special issue on making for the IxD&A Journal.

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Research Output 2000 2019

7½ and weekend alarm: designing alarm clocks for the morality of sleep and rest

Spaa, A., Wakkary, R. L., Frens, J. W., Durrant, A. & Vines, J., 19 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) RTD 2019 - Fourth Biennial Research Through Design Conference: : Method & Critique: Frictions and Shifts in RTD.

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The enriching limitations of the physical world

van Campenhout, L., Frens, J., Hummels, C., Standaert, A. & Peremans, H., 1 Feb 2019, In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 23, 1, p. 81-98 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Experiments
Embodiment
Experiment
Payment
Dematerialization
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A showcase of data-enabled design explorations

Bogers, S., Van Kollenburg, J., Rutjes, H., Deckers, E., Frens, J. & Hummels, C., 20 Apr 2018, CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, Vol. 2018-April. 4 p. D302

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

1 Citation (Scopus)
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A situated exploration of designing for personal health ecosystems through data-enabled design

Bogers, S., van Kollenburg, J., Deckers, E., Frens, J. & Hummels, C., 8 Jun 2018, DIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 109-120 12 p.

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

Ecosystems
Health
Ecology
Industry
Experiments
1 Citation (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

Designing the IoT Sandbox

Frens, J., van Hout, B., Funk, M. & Le Blanc, J., 8 Jun 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 341-354 14 p.

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Design and Sensorial Form

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Exploratory Making

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Press / Media

TU/e awards two honorary doctorates this year

Joep Frens

5/06/19

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Data as material for product design

Joep W. Frens

25/02/19

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Calendar

J.W. Frens

29/09/14

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Student theses

Autonomous vehicles: the autonomous chair

Author: Tadros, C., 2016

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

Student thesis: Bachelor

Beyond tooling

Author: van Wanrooij, G., 31 Jan 2012

Supervisor: Frens, J. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

Bringing meaningful ideas into society

Author: van Hoeve, B., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Frens, J. (Supervisor 1), Broeken, B. (External person) (External coach) & Bakker, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Censura: what once seemed to be ordinary suddenly becomes significant

Author: Selllier, N., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Feijs, L. (Supervisor 1) & Frens, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Cesura: "what once seemed to be ordinary suddenly becomes significant

Author: Sellier, N., Jul 2018

Supervisor: Feijs, L. (Supervisor 1) & Frens, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master