• 551 Citations
20002020

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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

Snap-snap T-shirt: posture awareness through playful and somaesthetic experience

Mironcika, S., Hupfeld, A., Frens, J. W., Asjes, J. & Wensveen, S. A. G., Feb 2020, Snap-Snap T-Shirt: Posture Awareness Through Playful and Somaesthetic Experience. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 799–809

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

  • 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, RTD 2019 - Fourth Biennial Research Through Design Conference: : Method & Critique: Frictions and Shifts in RTD. p. 1-16 16 p.

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

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    Co-refining interactive systems with older adults from function, form and interaction

    Kang, K., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. J., Frens, J. W. & Hummels, C. C. M., Nov 2019, Research perspective in the ear of transformations : conference proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management. Bohemia, E., Gemser, G. & Fain, N. (eds.). London: Academy for Design Innovation Management, p. 28-39

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

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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

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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

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    Courses

    Design < > Research

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    Design and Sensorial Form

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    Exploratory Making

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    Final Master Project (DQI)

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    Press / Media

    TU/e awards two honorary doctorates this year

    Joep Frens

    5/06/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Data as material for product design

    Joep W. Frens

    25/02/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Calendar

    J.W. Frens

    29/09/14

    1 item of Media coverage

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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