Department of Industrial Design
(ID) is one of the nine departments of TU/e and has an internationally leading position because of its core commitment to research through design
(RtD) and its strikingly original conceptual work
. ID's ambition is to be recognized as one of the top departments in the world that conduct exciting research in the intersection of Design, Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, and Social Sciences and Humanities. In particular, the department aims to inspire and educate a new generation of design engineers who can contribute with their novel designs, their fluency in AI/ML algorithms and data, and their academic critical questioning, to the imminent and complex societal challenges our world is facing nowadays.
The ID education program
is competence-centered, self-directed and challenged-based. ID focuses on educating students to design through five different perspectives (called Expertise Areas), through core courses and electives:
- Math, data and computing;
- User and society;
- Technology and realization;
- Business and entrepreneurship;
- Creativity and aesthetics.
Students also learn to make connections between the different perspectives within project groups called squads. In addition, the ID education curriculum encourages and empowers students to take the ownership of their personal and professional development. Supported by their academic coaches, through ID curriculum and their personal, industrial and research projects, students develop a unique competence of designing and related design approaches individually. Next to self-directed learning and competence development, the educational model of ID is challenge-based. ID students work together on challenging and authentic projects in which multiple perspectives or disciplines are incorporated to solve the challenge (for example by working within interdisciplinary groups) using an entrepreneurial mindset.
At the Industrial Design department we have two research groups: Systemic Change
and Future Everyday
As an Assistant / Associate Professor you will contribute to the department through both research and education.Research:
You have experience in working in cross and transdisciplinary settings. You have a strong affinity towards establishing and understanding the impact of new methods and technologies in a societal context, as well as the design process itself. You are interested to contribute to advancing methodologies regarding data driven or data enabled-design, and especially towards conducting longitudinal studies to establish the long-term (and lasting) effects of products and services we design. You are able to contribute to research and education on (some of) the following topics:
- New approaches, methods, tools and theories to understand how design can contribute towards systemic change;
- Designing and deploying interactive systems with emerging technologies in multi-stakeholder settings;
- Investigating and shaping the role of socio-technical systems in support of transforming society;
- Evaluating interventions for systemic change, transformation and transition;
- Designing for ethics and co-responsibility in a growing digitalized environment;
- Aesthetics in complex socio-technical systems, e.g., aesthetics of transaction, of becoming, of complexity, of transforming organizations and practices;
- Design for empowering vulnerable individuals and societal groups.
You will contribute to our educational expertise in Business & Entrepreneurship, and User & Society through courses at bachelor's and master's level.