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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

Robots
Service
Product
Touch
Child Behavior
Product Design
Surprise
Target Groups
Composite Materials
Strategy
Snacks
Conference
Incongruity
Research Design
Positive Psychology
Emotion
Embodiment
Color
Support Systems
Actuators
Methodology
Habits
System
Model
Feedback
Industry
Embodiment
Acceptance

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 Articles
Niedderer, K., Clune, S., & Ludden, G. D. S. (2018). Design's intrinsic relationship with change and its challenges for the 21st century. In K. Niedderer, S. Clune, & G. L. (Eds.), Design for Behaviour Change: Theories and Practices of Designing for Change (pp. 9-16). (Design for Social Responsibility). Routledge.
Niedderer, K., Clune, S., & Ludden, G. D. S. (Eds.) (2018). Design for Behaviour Change: Theories and Practices of Designing for Change. (Design for Social Responsibility). Routledge.
Losada, R., Almeida, R., Cid Bartolomé, T., Tournier, I., Ludden, G. D. S., Coleston Shields, D., ... Krzywinski, J. (2017). Design for the “here and now”: New co-creation approaches for innovation in health and care, involving older adults with cognitive impairment. Poster session presented at Active and Assistive Living Forum , Coimbra, Portugal.
Ozkaramanli, D., Ludden, G. D. S., & Karahanoglu, A. (2017). Contemplating Change. 116-118. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Niedderer, K., Ludden, G. D. S., Clune, S., Lockton, D., Mackrill, J., Morris, A., ... Hekkert, P. (2016). Design for Behaviour Change as a Driver for Sustainable Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation in the Private and Public Sectors. International journal of design, 10(2), 67-85.
Ludden, G. D. S., & Meekhof, L. (2016). Slowing down: Introducing calm persuasive technology to increase wellbeing at work. -. Paper presented at 28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Launceston, Australia.

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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 - Ring (building no. 21), room W 254
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  W 254
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands