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“I have long been fascinated by design, both in aesthetics and process, and software systems with all their complexities and inherent qualities.”

Research profile

Mathias Funk is Associate Professor in the Future Everyday group of the department of Industrial Design. He leads the Things Ecology lab. In addition, he is the co-founder of UXsuite GmbH, a high-tech spin-off of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is interested in design theory and processes for systems, designing systems for musical expression, and designing with data. He has a background in computer science and electrical engineering. He is a versatile software engineer and designs tools for designers such as domain-specific languages and distributed systems frameworks.

Mathias Funk’s main research interest is how designers can design with and for data and systems behavior. He works primarily on design tools and the layers between engineering and modern industrial design. In addition, Funk researches new musical and visual expression, feedback and collaboration tools, and human values and sustainability issues in design.

Mathias Funk co-edited a special issue on ‘Designing for Systems of Smart Things’ for the International Journal of Design. Since 2012, he has been heading the development of the systems-communication framework OOCSI, used by hundreds of students internationally to design connected products and systems.

Academic background

Mathias Funk has a background in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen, Germany, and got his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2011. His dissertation was on model-driven design of self-observing products. During his PhD, he was visiting researcher at Philips Consumer Electronics. He did a postdoc in the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU/e and another in TU/e’s Department of Industrial Design. He was appointed Assistant Professor in 2013 and Associate Professor in 2019. He has been Guest Lecturer at Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden), Jiangnan University (China), and TaiwanTech Taipei (Taiwan). Funk has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers in journals, conferences and workshops.

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Biofeedback Engineering & Materials Science
Feedback Engineering & Materials Science
Product design Engineering & Materials Science
Students Engineering & Materials Science
Acoustic waves Engineering & Materials Science
Visualization Engineering & Materials Science
Display devices Engineering & Materials Science
Data visualization Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2017 2019

Nano4Sports

Vos, S. B., Funk, M., van der Spek, E. D., Menheere, D., Brombacher, A. C., van der Avoird, M., Schoumacher, J., van Mierlo, P., van Mierlo, P. & Vos, S. B.

1/01/1731/12/19

Project: Research direct

File

Research Output 2005 2020

1 Downloads (Pure)

Design labs for data-driven multivalence

Funk, M., 2020, Data-driven multivalence in the built environment. Biloria, N. (ed.). Cham: Springer, p. 207-222 (S.M.A.R.T. Environments).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Macros
Large scale systems
6 Downloads (Pure)

AffectiveWall: Designing Collective Stress-Related Physiological Data Visualization for Reflection

Xue, M., Liang, R-H., Yu, B., Funk, M., Hu, J. & Feijs, L., 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 131289-131303 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Data visualization
Visualization
Display devices
Health
Open Access
Students
Values
student
project group
Education

OOCSI

Funk, M., 22 May 2019

Research output: Non-textual formSoftwareAcademic

Open Access
Middleware
Product design
Computer science
Education
Students
4 Downloads (Pure)

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

Cheng, Y-T., Funk, M., Tsai, W-C. & Chen, L-L., 18 Jun 2019, DIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM 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
Cams
Ecology
Cameras
Lenses

Datasets

Learning analytics for Lix puzzle-game

Vahdat, M. (Creator), Carvalho, M. B. (Creator), Funk, M. (Creator), Rauterberg, G. W. M. (. (Creator), Hu, J. (Creator), Anguita, D. (Creator), EASY, 17 Jan 2017

Dataset

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Membership of committee

IMEC (External organisation)

Mathias Funk (Member)
14 Jun 20134 Apr 2014

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Press / Media

Get down with the digital

M. Funk & Bart J. Hengeveld

6/01/179/01/17

2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

A new lighting experience system for the Philips Hue

Author: Muntinga, B. J., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Funk, M. (Supervisor 1), Hu, J. (Supervisor 2) & Rook, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Bachelor

A self-sustaining social system at StudyPortals

Author: Praxová, L., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Funk, M. (Supervisor 1) & van Essen, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Bokeh: a communicative lighting system for managing domestic finance

Author: Hu, X., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Funk, M. (Supervisor 1) & Wensveen, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Connected cycling

Author: Wolfs, B., 31 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Bruns, M. (Supervisor 1) & Funk, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Connect-S: integrating web-based information with today's society

Author: Giang, K., 2012

Supervisor: Funk, M. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor