• 101 Citations
20082018
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Personal profile

Quote

“My aim is to explore the values and experiences of the everyday and to create means to enchant everyday experiences 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 Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France) and obtained his PhD in Kansei (affective) Science in 2006 from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He then did a postdoc at the University of Tsukuba and worked as lecturer for Chiba University, also in Japan. In 2009, he started as Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. Today, he also holds the position of member of the Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research Steering Committee, and has a fellowship at d.school Paris-Est, France. Lévy is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Affective Engineering.

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Research Output 2008 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)

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.

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

Printing
3D printers
Defects
Fabrication
Tea

Beyond kansei engineering : the emancipation of kansei design

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Brain
Kansei engineering
Emancipation
Elaboration
Design research
9 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vending machines
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Experiments

Designing for perceptual crossing : applying and evaluating design notions

Deckers, E. J. L., Lévy, P. D., Wensveen, S. A. G., Ahn, R. M. C. & Overbeeke, C. J., 2012, In : International Journal of Design. 6, 3, p. 41-55 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Experiments
Experiment
Design research
Theoretical framework
Phenomenology

Activities 2016 2018

  • 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

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