Stephan A.G. Wensveen

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Research profile

Stephan Wensveen is full professor of Constructive Design Research in Smart Products, Services and Systems. He is also Program Director for the Bachelor’s degree and graduate programs of Industrial Design. His interest is in using the power of research through design to foster collaboration between research, education and innovation. He helped introduce notions of ‘aesthetics of interaction’, ‘feedforward’ and ‘interaction frogger' and is co-responsible for canonical examples of Research through Design.

Academic background

Stephan Wensveen has a long-standing career at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He started as Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Design in 2002 and has held an Associate Professorship and, since 2017, a Full Professorship here. Between 2011 and 2013, he worked as Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark.

Affiliated with

  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Delft University of Technology

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Novo Nordisk Denmark

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Research Output 1999 2019

Design research through practice: from the lab, field, and showroom

Koskinen, I. K., Zimmerman, J., Binder, T., Redström, J. & Wensveen, S. A. G., 2011, Waltham: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

Human computer interaction
Product design
Social sciences
Software engineering
144 Citations (Scopus)

Tangible products : redressing the balance between appearance and action

Djajadiningrat, J. P., Wensveen, S. A. G., Frens, J. W. & Overbeeke, C. J., 2004, In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 8, 5, p. 294-309

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Consumer electronics
Product design

Interaction frogger : a design framework to couple action and function through feedback and feedforward.

Wensveen, S. A. G., Djajadiningrat, J. P. & Overbeeke, C. J., 2004, Across the spectrum : designing interactive systems ; DIS 2004, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1-4 August 2004. Benyon, D. (ed.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 177-184

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

Beauty in usability : forget about ease of use!

Overbeeke, C. J., Djajadiningrat, J. P., Hummels, C. C. M. & Wensveen, S. A. G., 2002, Pleasure with products : beyond usability. Green, W. S. & Jordan, P. W. (eds.). London: Taylor and Francis Ltd., p. 9-18 390 p.

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


Augmenting fun and beauty: a pamphlet

Djajadiningrat, J. P., Overbeeke, C. J. & Wensveen, S. A. G., 2000, Proceedings of Designing Augmented Reality Environments (DARE2000). Mackay, W. E. (ed.). Helsingor, Denmark, p. 131-134

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

Product design
Augmented reality

Activities 2013 2016

  • 2 Contributed talk
  • 2 Invited talk

Invited talk at Munich Business Design Week on ‘Ultra Personalized Products & Services in Fashion’

Stephan Wensveen (Speaker)
23 Feb 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Últra personalized products & services in fashion

S.A.G. Wensveen (Speaker), T.R. Nachtigall (Speaker)
23 Feb 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Ultra Personalized Products & Services in Fashion

S.A.G. Wensveen (Speaker)
2015 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Keynote Presentation at DeSForM2013

Stephan Wensveen (Speaker)
22 Sep 201325 Sep 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Press / Media

Industrial Design leaves Laplace in style

Stephan Wensveen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses


Author: Schreuders, N., 2014

Supervisor: Wensveen, S. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor

AILA: ultra personalised textile services

Author: van Engelen, Y., Jun 2017

Supervisor: Barakova, E. (Supervisor 1) & Wensveen, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

BatiQ: innovating on time-honored craft towards batik product service system

Author: Zhu, Y., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Wensveen, S. (Supervisor 1) & Feijs, L. (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

Breathe, breathe, breathe

Author: Luu, T., 2014

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

Student thesis: Bachelor