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“Smart objects need to be supporting our lives, not running our lives. They should observe our daily behavior and understand what would be a good reaction and when.”

Research profile

Lin-Lin Chen is Full Professor and chair of Design Innovation Strategy. Chen is dean of the Industrial Design Department. Chen conducts research on user interfaces for the Internet of Things, design innovation strategy and aesthetics of forms and intelligence. Her research focuses on product aesthetics, design innovation and interaction design for smart things. With emerging computing, wireless sensing and other emerging technologies, product behavior now goes beyond shapes and immediate reactions to the domains of time, movement and expression.

Chen is editor-in-chief of International Journal of Design (SCI, SSCI, AHCI). Together with dr. Yaliang Chuang, she started the journal from scratch and built it into one of the top journals in design.

Academic background

Lin-Lin Chen obtained her BSc degree in Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, in 1984 and her PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA, in 1992. Since then, she has held a position as Professor at the Department of Design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST). In 2012, she took on the position of Adjunct Professor at National Taiwan University. She joined Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2013 as Full Professor at the Department of Industrial Design. Chen is president elect of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR). She was dean of the college of design at NTUST from 2004 to 2010, president of the Chinese Institute of Design from 2007 to 2008, and convener for the arts (and design) area committee of Taiwan’s National Science Council from 2009 to 2011.

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Research Output 2009 2019

Call me by my name: exploring roles of Sci-fi voice agents

Cheng, Y-T., Tsai, G-L., Lin, H-A., Huang, Y-C., Liang, R-H. & Chen, L-L., 2 May 2019, Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 6 p. 3313074

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

Peekaboo cam: designing an observational camera for home ecologies concerning privacy

Cheng, Y-T., Funk, M., Tsai, W-C. & Chen, L-L., 2019, DIS '19 Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 823-836 14 p.

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

Open Access

Addressing the need to capture scenarios, intentions and preferences: interactive intentional programming in the smart home

Funk, M., Chen, L. L., Yang, S. W. & Chen, Y. K., 1 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Design. 12, 1, p. 53-66 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Distributed computer systems
Control systems
Internet of things
End users
Open Access
Control systems
2 Citations (Scopus)

Design vocabulary for human-IoT systems communication

Chuang, Y., Chen, L. & Liu, Y., 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, 11 p.

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

Open Access
Digital devices
Intelligent systems
Internet of things


Best Conference Paper Award of (IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2016

Wei-Ken Hung (Recipient), Athena Chen (Recipient) & Lin-Lin Chen (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2006 2006

  • 1 Editorial activity

International Journal of Design (Journal)

Lin-Lin Chen (Editor-In-Chief)
1 Aug 2006 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific


Design Innovation Strategies

1/09/16 → …


Interdisciplinary Innovation



Student theses

A tangible simulation of (rolling) veins within premature babies, supporting venipuncture trainings

Author: Schets, M., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Feijs, L. (Supervisor 1) & Chen, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Author: Mulders, K., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Chen, L. (Supervisor 1) & Barakova, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master