• 131 Citations
20082019

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“I am addressing experiences in the everyday and aim to create means to enchant the everyday through design.”

Research profile

Pierre Lévyis Assistant Professor of Everyday Transformation. Lévy is interested in applications of philosophy on interaction design, especially of applying embodiment theories and Japanese philosophy and culture to the everyday. His current interest is in the everyday and in the way to enchant it by design and technology (e.g., how to give value to banal things, such as the way to make tea in the morning, or the way one makes sense of data in everyday practices). The cultural and disciplinary diversity in his education encourages him to challenge common perspectives.

Lévy has contributed to the development of Kansei (‘affective’) research, both in Europe – as co-founder and former president of EKG – and in the world, as the first coordinator of the KEER Steering committee and the co-organizer of KEER2010, the first international Kansei conference outside Japan.

Academic background

Pierre Lévy holds a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France, 2001), obtained his PhD in Kansei (affective) Science from the University of Tsukuba (Japan, 2006), and has an habilittion à diriger des recherches from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France, 2018). He did a postdoc at the University of Tsukuba and worked as lecturer for Chiba University (Japan). In 2009, he started as Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. For two years, he held a fellowship in design thinking at d.school Paris-Est, France. Today, he holds the position of coordinator of the Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research Steering Committee, and is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Affective Engineering.

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Research Output

The beauty of making hot chocolate : an inquiry on designing for everyday rituals

Levy, P. D., 28 Jun 2018, DRS : Design Research Society 2018, 25-28 June 2018, Limerick, United Kingdom. 2018: Design Research Society, 10 p.

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    3D-modeling and 3D-printing explorations on Japanese tea ceremony utensils

    Lévy, P. & Yamada, S., 20 Mar 2017, TEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 283-288 6 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Beyond kansei engineering : the emancipation of kansei design

    Lévy, P. D., 2013, In : International Journal of Design. 7, 2, p. 83-94 12 p.

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  • 41 Citations (Scopus)
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    Matter of transformation : designing an alternative tomorrow inspired by phenomenology

    Hummels, C. C. M. & Lévy, P. D., 2013, In : Interactions. 20, 6, p. 42-49 8 p.

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  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
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    Designing for perceptual crossing : designing and comparing three behaviours

    Deckers, E. J. L., Wensveen, S. A. G., Lévy, P. D. & Ahn, R. M. C., 2013, Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2013), 27 April - 2 May, Paris, France. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 1901-1910

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

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 1 Membership of board
    • 1 Invited talk

    Kansei research, 16 years - a design research journey with kansei

    Pierre D. Levy (Speaker)
    1 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    European Kansei Group (External organisation)

    Pierre Levy (Chair)
    1 Sep 201631 Aug 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardProfessional

    Courses

    Design for Social Innovation

    1/09/16 → …

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    FMP proposal (SC)

    1/09/18 → …

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    Matter of Transformation

    1/09/19 → …

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    Perspectives on Aesthetics

    1/09/19 → …

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    Press / Media

    How the Internet's Collective Human Intelligence Could Outsmart AI

    Pierre D. Levy

    26/05/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    (Es)sense

    Author: Cremers, M., 2014

    Supervisor: Levy, P. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    3SGINA

    Author: van Reijmersdal, R., 2016

    Supervisor: Levy, P. (Supervisor 1) & Bekker, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Activitijd : a design to help high school pupils set goals, plan and reflect

    Author: Bakvis, A., Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Bekker, M. (Supervisor 1) & Levy, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    ADCHA: an (es)sence project report

    Author: Duel, T., 2013

    Supervisor: Wirtz, P. (Supervisor 1) & Levy, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Alice

    Author: van Hamersveld, M., 2017

    Supervisor: Levy, P. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor