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

Full Professor

About Me

I am full professor and head of the Interaction Design chair at the Department of Design, Production and Management. I am also a fellow of the DesignLab.

I am editor of the Journal of Design Research and co-editor of the book 'Design for Behaviour Change' published by Ashgate. I study how the design of products and services influences people’s behaviour and motivation with a specific interest in how products and services can support healthy behaviour and in how technology (interactive devices and wearables) can engage people in therapy at home.

In this video made by CLICKNL I explain more about my work and motivation (in Dutch).

In this lecture for Universiteit van Nederland I explain how we design technology that influences healthy behaviour (in Dutch).


Business & Economics
Behavior Change
Behavioural Change
Arts & Humanities
Product Design
Medicine & Life Sciences
Systematic Reviews


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).  


Laschke, M., Bucher, A., Coulton, P., Hassenzahl, M., Kuijer, L., Lallemand, C., Lockton, D. , Ludden, G., & Deterding, S. (2023). Moral Agents for Sustainable Transitions: Ethics, Politics, Design. In CHI'23: Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Article 359 Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3544549.3573814
Cisneros, T. V. P., Brons, A., Kröse, B., Schouten, B. , & Ludden, G. (2023). Playfulness and New Technologies in Hand Therapy for Children With Cerebral Palsy: Scoping Review. JMIR Serious Games, 11, Article e44904. https://doi.org/10.2196/44904
Ekhtiar, T. , Karahanoglu, A., Gouveia, R. , & Ludden, G. (2023). Goals for Goal Setting: A Scoping Review on Personal Informatics. In DIS '23: Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 2625-2641). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3563657.3596087
Lee, Y. S. (2023). Expressive entities: An Exploration and Critical Reflection on Poetic Engagements with Technology. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036556392

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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 VitalMinds, Zorggroep St Maarten, Dimence).

Find all projects on the website of the Interaction Design group

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W237
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W237
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands