• Laplace 32, Laplace

    5612 AZ Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Industrial Design

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

Future Everyday aims at bridging the gap between emerging technologies and people’s everyday life: how to deal with uncertainties that come naturally with new and still evolving technologies, and how to translate them into meaningful products, systems and services that seamlessly blend into everyday life.

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The future needs to be tangible and experienceable, to be understandable

Over de organisatie

The cluster Future Everyday conducts research to understand, explore, and shape the everyday life of individuals and small groups, which encompasses the new reality of living, commuting, and working, with routines, rituals, and many nuances, in spaces that are becoming more continuous, dynamic, experiential, and responsive in the future with emerging technologies. We design and analyse the touch-points where humans and technologies meet and extend into each other – the permeable membrane between a system of technologies and a system of people. In the cluster Future Everyday, we carry on the proud tradition of the department to be always in the forefront of experimenting with emerging technologies. We currently focus on technologies such as internet of things, wearables and soft things, additive manufacturing, small and local data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, while exploring into smart materials and bio-materials.

We believe that the future needs to be tangible and experienceable, to be understandable. Therefore, we use a research-through-design approach to design for aesthetics in the future everyday, making use of labs for making and labs for experiencing. At the most concrete level, we define the characteristics of future everyday designs by creating demonstrators, which show how a specific emerging technology might seamlessly blend into people’s everyday lives. At a more abstract level, we generate methods, theories, frameworks and tools, which help designers and researchers understand, create and reason about future everyday designs. Finally, at the highest level of abstraction, we synthesize a unique way of working with emerging technologies in general, which involves the mentioned methods, theories, frameworks and tools, and leads to meta-strategies that can be disseminated through design activities, corporate strategies and entrepreneurships. 

Aligning with the focus areas of TU/e and the EuroTech universities, we focus on the contexts of the Smart Home, Mobility, and Workplace, Health and Wellbeing, and Energy and Sustainability. To enable innovation and to achieve impact, we also conduct research on design management, corporate innovation strategies and design entrepreneurships. We have strong collaborations with enterprises such as Philips, IKEA, NXP, Océ, and Toyota, SMEs, hospitals, research institutes as well as, design studios such as Van Berlo Studio and Philips Design.

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Human computer interaction Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Robots Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Feedback Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Biofeedback Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Lighting Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Railroad cars Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Monitoring Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Display devices Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Projecten 2018 2021

Everyday Sounds of Dementia

Schoumacher, J., Eggen, J. H. (., Bakker, S., Houben, M., Brankaert, R. G. A. & Brankaert, R. G. A.



Project: Onderzoek direct


KIC Healthbed 2018

Markopoulos, P., Vacaretu, T., Markopoulos, P. & Schoumacher, J.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1987 2020

2 Downloads (Pure)

A framework designing for story sharing of the elderly: from design opportunities to concept selection

Li, C., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. & Hummels, C., 2020, Intelligent Human Systems Integration 2020. Ahram, T., Karwowski, W., Vergnano, A., Leali, F. & Taiar, R. (redactie). Cham: Springer International Publishing Switzerland, blz. 810-815 6 blz. (Advances in intelligent systems and computing book series; vol. 111).

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademic

1 Downloads (Pure)

A mobile app for longterm monitoring of narcolepsy symptoms: design, development, and evaluation

Quaedackers, L., de Wit, J., Pillen, S., van Gilst, M., Batalas, N., Lammers, G. J., Markopoulos, P. & Overeem, S., 7 jan 2020, In : JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth. 8, 1, 14 blz., e14939.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Mobile Applications
Sleep Paralysis
6 Downloads (Pure)

Children’s reflection-in-action during collaborative design-based learning

Zhang, Z., Bekker, T., Markopoulos, P. & Brok, P. D., 1 jan 2020, The Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning ICL2018. Tsiatsos, T. & Auer, M. E. (redactie). Cham: Springer, Vol. 1. blz. 790-800 11 blz. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 916).

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review



ACM CHI 2013 Best Paper Award

Rong-Hao Liang (Ontvanger), mei 2013

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Display devices

ACM CHI 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mention

Rong-Hao Liang (Ontvanger), apr 2014

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Display devices

ACM CHI 2014 Best Talk Award

Rong-Hao Liang (Ontvanger), apr 2014

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Display devices

Activiteiten 2015 2020

14th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction

Elise A.W.H. van den Hoven (Organisator)
9 feb 202012 feb 2020

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk

Faculteit Industrial Design (Organisatie)

Bastian Pfleging (Lid)
dec 2019dec 2021

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van raadProfessioneel

Design to support remembering

Elise A.W.H. van den Hoven (Spreker), Gail Kenning (Spreker), Doménique A.P. van Gennip (Spreker)
24 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerPopulair


February 13, 2020: Demcon invests in Alia Instruments: 'From nuclear to non-nuclear'

Peter J.F. Peters


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Smart Cities: Design Cities & Governments for Inclusivity

Christel De Maeyer


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

RESHAPE 2019: Innovation And Digital Transformation In The Fashion Industry

Oscar Tomico Plasencia


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


Active workspace: towards an active lifestyle in the work environment

Auteur: van Veen, T., jun 2018

Begeleider: Peters, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & van der Spek, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Adaptive motion 'budget' controller: looking beyond prototyping: design engineering for production

Auteur: de Kok, T., jun 2017

Begeleider: Delbressine, F. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Hengeveld, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor

A different perspective on vitality

Auteur: Kool, N. M., jun 2018

Begeleider: Megens, C. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Delbressine, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor