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

Associate Professor

About Me

I am (adjunct) 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
Medicine & Life Sciences
Internet-Based Intervention
Systematic Reviews
Social Sciences


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).  


Ekhtiar, T. , De Freitas Gouveia, R. H. , Karahanoglu, A. , & Ludden, G. D. S. (Accepted/In press). Reflection During Goal Setting: An Analysis of Popular Personal Informatics Apps. Paper presented at DRS 2022.
Smits, M. , Kim, C. M., van Goor, H. , & Ludden, G. D. S. (2022). From Digital Health to Digital Well-being: Systematic Scoping Review. Journal of medical internet research, 24(4), e33787. [e33787]. https://doi.org/10.2196/33787
Niedderer, K., Holthoff-Detto, V. , Van Rompay, T. J. L. , Karahanoglu, A. , Ludden, G. D. S., Almeida, R., Durán, R. L., Aguado, Y. B., Lim, J. N. W., Smith, T., Harrison, D., Craven, M. P., Gosling, J., Orton, L., & Tournier, I. (2022). This is Me: Evaluation of a boardgame to promote social engagement, wellbeing and agency in people with dementia through mindful life-storytelling. Journal of aging studies, 60, [100995]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2021.100995
Lim, J. N. W., Niedderer, K., Tournier, I., Almeida, R., Harrison, D., Holthoff-Detto, V. , Ludden, G. , van Rompay, T. , van der Voort, M., Galansinska, A., Smith, T., Lasada, R., Aguado, Y. B., Druschke, D., Berit, Z., & Zanasi, M. (2021). Assessing the generalisability of a multicentre qualitative dementia research: the experience and challenges faced by the MinD project in Europe. Open Research Europe, 1, [1:64]. https://doi.org/10.12688/openreseurope.13700.1, https://doi.org/10.12688/openreseurope.13700.2, https://doi.org/10.12688/openreseurope.13700.3
Karahanoglu, A. , & Ludden, G. D. S. (2021). Imagining the Future of Longitudinal HCI Studies: Sensor-Embedded Everyday Objects as Subjective Data Collection Tools. In E. Karapanos, J. Gerken, J. Kjeldskov, & M. B. Skov (Eds.), Advances in Longitudinal HCI Research (pp. 101-120). (Human-Computer Interaction Series). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67322-2_6

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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 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