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dr.ir. G.D.S. Ludden (Geke)

Associate Professor

About Me

I'm associate professor in the chair of Interaction design and a fellow of the UTwente DesignLab. My research centres around the question how the design of products and services influences people’s behaviour and motivation and focuses on products and services that support healthy behaviour or that otherwise contribute to people’s wellbeing.

I am co-editor of the book 'Design for Behaviour Change' that was published September 2017 by Routledge in the 'Design for Social Responsibility Series'.   

Expertise

Behavior Change
Innovation
Behavioural Change
Metaphor
Industry
Technology
Health
Research
Product Design

Research

Design influences in many ways and can offer innovative and effective ways to address the myriad of challenges that our society currently faces. Most of the projects I contribute to are aimed at supporting people to make positive changes in their physical or mental health: Design for Healthy behaviour. The different topics within this domain relate to the often used categorisation in healthcare of primary prevention (health promotion), secondary prevention (treatment) and tertiary prevention (management of disease).  

Publications

Recent
van Rees, H., Mader, A. H., Smits, M., Ludden, G. D. S., & Lamontagne, V. (2018). Textile waste and haptic feedback for wearable robotics. 1775-1786. Paper presented at Design Research Society 2018, Limerick, Ireland.
Karahanoglu, A., van Rompay, T., & Ludden, G. D. S. (2018). Designing for Lifelong Sports Experience. In C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of DRS2018 (Vol. 5, pp. 2216). (Proceedings of the Design Research Society; Vol. 5). Design Research Society. DOI: 10.21606/dma.2018.413
Jung, M. M., & Ludden, G. D. S. (2018). Potential of Exoskeleton Technology to Assist Older Adults with Daily Living. In CHI EA '18 Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems DOI: 10.1145/3170427.3188464
Ludden, G., Ozkaramanli, D., & Karahanoglu, A. (2017). Can you have your cake and eat it too? A dilemma driven approach to design for the early stages of health behaviour change. In D. Barron, & K. Seeman (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017 (pp. 110). Sheffield Hallam University.
Niedderer, K., Clune, S., & Ludden, G. (2017). Introduction: Designing for behavioural change. In K. Niedderer, S. Clune, & G. Ludden (Eds.), Design for Behaviour Change: Theories and Practices of Designing for Change (pp. 3-8). Routledge, Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.4324/9781315576602
Niedderer, K., Clune, S., & Ludden, G. (2017). Design's intrinsic relationship with change and its challenges for the 21st century. In K. Niedderer, S. Clune, & G. Ludden (Eds.), Design for Behaviour Change: Theories and Practices of Designing for Change (pp. 9-15). Routledge, Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.4324/9781315576602
Niedderer, K., Clune, S., & Ludden, G. (2017). Conclusion. In K. Niedderer, S. Clune, & G. Ludden (Eds.), Design for Behaviour Change: Theories and Practices of Designing for Change (pp. 263-266). Routledge, Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.4324/9781315576602
Niedderer, K., Clune, S., & Ludden, G. (2017). Design for behaviour change: Introducing five areas of application and related case studies. In K. Niedderer, S. Clune, & G. Ludden (Eds.), Design for Behaviour Change: Theories and Practices of Designing for Change (pp. 161-165). Routledge, Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.4324/9781315576602
Niedderer, K., Clune, S., & Ludden, G. (2017). Reflecting on current applications of design for behaviour change. In K. Niedderer, S. Clune, & G. Ludden (Eds.), Design for Behaviour Change: Theories and Practices of Designing for Change (pp. 250-260). Routledge, Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.4324/9781315576602

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Projects

My research is organised in larger and smaller projects many of which are collaborations with researchers from other disciplines (health, computer science, etc) and with industry and public partners (including Philips Lighting, Zorggroep St Maarten, Dimence).


Current Projects

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W240
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W240
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands