• Groeneloper 3, Atlas

    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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    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


    A comprehensive value framework for design

    Kheirandish, S., Funk, M., Wensveen, S., Verkerk, M. & Rauterberg, M., aug 2020, In : Technology in Society. 62, 12 blz., 101302.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • Adherence and acceptability of a robot-assisted Pivotal Response Treatment protocol for children with autism spectrum disorder

    van den Berk-Smeekens, I., van Dongen-Boomsma, M., De Korte, M. W. P., Den Boer, J. C., Oosterling, I. J., Peters-Scheffer, N. C., Buitelaar, J. K., Barakova, E. I., Lourens, T., Staal, W. G. & Glennon, J. C., 15 mei 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 11 blz., 8110.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • 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 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration IHSI 2020: Integrating People and Intelligent Systems. Ahram, T., Karwowski, W., Vergnano, A., Leali, F. & Taiar, R. (redactie). Cham: Springer, blz. 810-815 6 blz. (Advances in intelligent systems and computing book series; vol. 111).

    Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademic

  • 1 Citaat (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Activiteiten

    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


    Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences appoints new lecturer of fash tech

    T.R. Nachtigall


    2 items 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


    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