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Research profile

Yuan Lu is Associate Professor of Design for Healthy and Active Ageing. She is a member of the Faculty Graduate School Admission Committee and a Visiting Associate Professor at Zhejiang University in China. Lu is interested in exploring the use of design probes to create innovation opportunities and support design decisions with multi-stakeholders. She aims at creating intelligent products, systems and related services for the increasing aging society. She has a background in mathematics, industrial engineering and innovation sciences.

Luhas been leading and participating in a number of national and EU research projects in the area of designing for healthy and active ageing, including the CRISP Grey but Mobile project (2011-2014) in the Netherlands and the Horizon 2020 REACH project (2016-2020) in Europe. She has been a member of the advice board to the Province Brabant in the area of Healthcare since 2017.

Academic background

Yuan Lu holds a BSc and MSc in Mathematics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China (1995). She also holds an MSc in Engineering from the National University in Singapore (1999), where she also worked as research engineer. From 2000 to 2002, she did a joint PhD program with the Design Technology Institute (DTI) of the National University of Singapore and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). After obtaining her doctorate, Lu joined TU/e as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology Management. In 2008, she became Assistant Professor in the Industrial Design department of TU/e, and in 2012 she became Associate Professor. She also holds a position as Guest Professor at the School of Software Technology at Zhejiang University in China.

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Projects 2016 2020


Bekker, T., Lu, Y., Lu, Y., Valk, C., van der Avoird, M., Chuang, Y., Schoumacher, J., van Mierlo, P., van Mierlo, P., Damen, I. & den Haan - Wintermans, M.


Project: Research direct

ProVita KIC Health 17288

Brombacher, A., Lu, Y., Valk, C., Damen, I., Gerrits, E., Vos, S., Schoumacher, J., van Mierlo, P., van Mierlo, P., Brankaert, R. & Brankaert, R.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1999 2019

Agile methods to enhance iterations in designing solutions for active ageing

Gomez Puente, S., Lu, Y. & Brankaert, R., 25 Jun 2019 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Open Access

Exploring success factors of collaborative NPD projects at Pontes Medical

Neve, L. V., 1 Mar 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 58 p.

Research output: ThesisPd Eng ThesisAcademic

2 Citations (Scopus)

HealthSit: designing posture-based interaction to promote exercise during fitness breaks

Ren, X., Yu, B., Lu, Y., Chen, Y. & Pu, P., 8 May 2019, In : International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 35, 10, p. 870-885 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
interactive media
2 Citations (Scopus)

LightSit: an unobtrusive health-promoting system for relaxation and fitness microbreaks at work

Ren, X., Yu, B., Lu, Y., Zhang, B., Hu, J. & Brombacher, A., 9 May 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 9, 18 p., 2162

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Insurance Benefits

Sentic: a tailored interface design for people with dementia to access music

Thoolen, M., Brankaert, R. & Lu, Y., 2019, DIS '19 Companion Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 57-60

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

Open Access
User interfaces

Activities 2008 2019

  • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
  • 1 Editorial activity

Education Day Systemic Change

Caroline C.M. Hummels (Organiser), Yuan Lu (Organiser)
22 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Quality and Reliability Engineering International (Journal)

Yuan Lu (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Student theses

A designerly way to bridge the gap between theory and practice: researching knowledge sharing theory using a designer attitude

Author: van den Berge, L., 31 Jul 2011

Supervisor: Lu, Y. (Supervisor 1) & Berends, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analysing the effect of consumer knowledge on product usability using process mining techniques

Author: Hofstra, P., 28 Feb 2009

Supervisor: Lu, Y. (Supervisor 1) & Weijters, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analyzing product reliability from the user perspective in the highly-innovative consumer electronics industry

Author: Roelofs, T., 30 Nov 2005

Supervisor: Lu, Y. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


Analyzing the return of sound products with the use of data mining techniques

Author: Breukink, T., 30 Sep 2009

Supervisor: Weijters, A. (Supervisor 1) & Lu, Y. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master