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For over ten years, Wina Smeenk, McS, PhD worked as a design professional

at various international companies. In addition, she imagined and developed

design education programs at HvA Engineering and THNK, the Amsterdam

School of Creative Leadership and Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of

Technology. Since 2010 Wina has been heading her own design studio: WiEN’S

ontwerperschap. She aims to connect people and create social innovations

together with all stakeholders. Her empathic co-design approach supports public

and private sectors to build common vision connecting bottom up needs of

users and top down goals. This leads to innovative, sustainable, and meaningful

strategies resulting in impetus opportunities for design and transformation. Her

academic and business-driven experience in initiating and managing design

projects and people enables Wina to bridge both practice and academic as social

and technical worlds. Since May 2016, Wina is a PhD candidate at the Industrial

Design Research Group at TU Eindhoven.

External positions

innovation strategy en empathisch co-design, wien-s ontwerperschap

1 May 2010 → …

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Simulators Engineering & Materials Science
Dementia Arts & Humanities
Students Engineering & Materials Science
Empathy Arts & Humanities
Simulator Arts & Humanities
Designer Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 7 Citations
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
1 Citation (Scopus)

A systematic validation of the Empathic Handover approach guided by five factors that foster empathy in design

Smeenk, W., Sturm, J., Terken, J. & Eggen, B., 2 Oct 2019, In : CoDesign. 15, 4, p. 308-328 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Navigating empathy: empathic formation in co-design

Smeenk, W., 2 Dec 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 246 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
158 Downloads (Pure)

Empathic handover : how would you feel? : handing over dementia experiences and feelings in empathic co-design

Smeenk, W., Sturm, J. A. & Eggen, J. H., 2018, In : CoDesign. 14, 4, p. 259-274

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

A systematic analysis of mixed perspectives in empathic design: not one perspective encompasses all

Smeenk, W., Tomico Plasencia, O. & van Turnhout, K. G., 31 Aug 2016, In : International Journal of Design. 10, 2, p. 31-48 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Design methodology

Communicating commemmoration

Hoven, van den, E. A. W. H., Smeenk, W., Bilsen, H. P., Zimmermann, R., Waart, de, S. G. & Turnhout, van, K. G., 2008, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies (SIMTech’08), 20-21 November 2008, Cambridge, UK.

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


Student theses

A date? Ok! What about September 2007: StressBracelet

Author: Klaver, E., 2006

Supervisor: Griffioen-van Dijk, I. (Supervisor 1), Ahn, R. (Supervisor 2) & Smeenk, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Buurt binding: how to improve the interaction between housing associations & inhabitants during neighbourhood renovation?

Author: Jongejans, F., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Smeenk, W. (Supervisor 1) & Reindl, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Current2: conscious home energy management

Author: Baggermans, G., 2006

Supervisor: Smeenk, W. (Supervisor 1), Markopoulos, P. (Supervisor 2) & Vananderoye, D. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Dis-Manualed: exploring and enabling intuitive interaction

Author: Chao, P., 2005

Supervisor: Smeenk, W. (Supervisor 1), Baars, J. (Supervisor 2) & Djajadiningrat, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Global communicator: picture this!

Author: Vegt, N., 2007

Supervisor: Sieber, C. (External person) (Supervisor 1), Smeenk, W. (Supervisor 2) & Sweegers, I. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor