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dr. J. van Dijk (Jelle)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am a design-researcher with a background in cognitive science and a PhD in industrial design. I am interested in theories of embodiment and how they may change our vision on the design of interactive systems that are both physical and digital at the same  time. I currently work on designing and researching empowering technologies for persons with autism spectrum condition, using and further developing the framework of Embodied Empowerment. I am active in research communities of tangible and embodied interaction, participatory design, and research-through-design.

Students with interest in Embodied Interaction, Human-Centered Design, Participatory Design or Co-Design, come see me if you want to do a project. You may be studying industrial design, creative technology, HMI. Students of Science and Technology studies: a philosophical/theoretical project on embodiment and tech is also possible. If you have special interest in designing for people with cognitive-social impairments, do come and visit me, also if you study human factors in psychology or want to do a design ethnography in anthropology or sociology. If you have rapid prototyping skills (Arduino; 3d modeling and printing, programming skills) and you want to use these to design meaningful products supporting people, do not hesitate to contact me, for example via:

Jelle.vandijk@utwente.nl.

Outside of university I have warm contacts with a number of health care institutions especially organizations involved in care at home, facilitated living, therapy, training, coaching and ambulant support. I am always interested in increasing our network of stakeholders and share and build knowledge together. Please send me an email if you are interested.

 

Research

I am a design-researcher with a background in cognitive science and a PhD in industrial design. I am interested in theories of embodiment and how they may change our vision on the design of interactive systems that are both physical and digital at the same  time. I currently work on designing and researching empowering technologies for persons with autism spectrum condition, using and further developing the framework of Embodied Empowerment. I am active in research communities of tangible and embodied interaction, participatory design, and research-through-design.

Students with interest in Embodied Interaction, Human-Centered Design, Participatory Design or Co-Design, come see me if you want to do a project. You may be studying industrial design, creative technology, HMI. Students of Science and Technology studies: a philosophical/theoretical project on embodiment and tech is also possible. If you have special interest in designing for people with cognitive-social impairments, do come and visit me, also if you study human factors in psychology or want to do a design ethnography in anthropology or sociology. If you have rapid prototyping skills (Arduino; 3d modeling and printing, programming skills) and you want to use these to design meaningful products supporting people, do not hesitate to contact me, for example via:

Jelle.vandijk@utwente.nl.

Outside of university I have warm contacts with a number of health care institutions especially organizations involved in care at home, facilitated living, therapy, training, coaching and ambulant support. I am always interested in increasing our network of stakeholders and share and build knowledge together. Please send me an email if you are interested.

Publications

Recent Articles
van Dijk, J., & Hummels, C. C. M. (2015). Designing for Participatory Sensemaking. In B. Borja de Mozota, F. Zesnasi, & G. Rougon (Eds.), The Value of Design Research: Proceedings of the 11th International European Academy of Design Conference (pp. 1-12). Paris: Descartes University Paris.
Hummels, C. C. M., & van Dijk, J. (2015). Seven principles to design for Embodied Sensemaking. In B. Verplank, W. Ju, A. Antle, A. Mazalek, & F. Floyd Mueller (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Internation (TEI'15) (pp. 21-28). New York, USA: ACM Press. DOI: 10.1145/2677199.2680577
van Dijk, J., van der Lugt, R., & Hummels, C. (2014). Beyond distributed representation: embodied cognition design supporting socio-sensorimotor couplings. 181-188. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, munich, Germany.DOI: 10.1145/2540930.2540934
van Dijk, J., & van der Lugt, R. (2013). Scaffolds for design communication: Research through design of shared understanding in design meetings. Artificial intelligence for engineering design, analysis and manufacturing, 27(2), 121-131. DOI: 10.1017/S0890060413000024
Other Contributions

Scientific publications (including conference proceedings)

  • Kopke, M. & Van Dijk, J. (2017). Designing for and with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An interactive tool for empowerment. Proc. of ITASD’2017, Valencia, Spain.
  • Mencke, V. & Van Dijk (2017) Embodied Emotion: designing interactive products for a person’s emotional being-in-the-world. Proc of Sider 2017, Delft.
  • De Bono Holanda, J., & Van Dijk, J., (2017) Gambiarra Meets Design Thinking: Scaffolding Embodied Creativity in a Design Lab. Proc of Sider 2017, Delft.
  • Weda, J., Schadenberg, B, & Van Dijk, J. (2017) Support by Participatory Sense-Making in Robot Therapy for Children with Autism , Proc of Sider 2017, Delft.
  • Van Dijk, J. & Hummels, C.C.M. (2017). Designing for Embodied-being-in-the-World: Two cases, Seven principles and one framework. Proc. of TEI’17, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Jaasma, P. Smit, D. Van Dijk, J., Trotto, A., Latcham, T., and Hummels, C.C.M. (2017).The Blue Studio: Designing an Interactive Environment for Embodied Multi-Stakeholder Ideation Processes. Proc of TEI’17, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Bergamaschi, S. & Van Dijk, J.; F.E.E.L.: Promoting Sustainable Behaviour Through Material Interactive Coupling, STS conference November 2016, Trento (Abstract for conference).
  • Cremers, A., Verhoeven, F., Dijk, J. van & Schoone, M. (2016) Mobiles for mobility: Participatory design of an application that stimulates mobility among older people. Gerontology, 15(1), 32-44.
  • Van Dijk et al (2016) “Empowering people with impairments: how participatory methods can inform the design of empowering artifacts” in the PDC ’16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops – Volume 2.
  • Van Dijk, J. & Verhoeven, F. (2016) Designing for Embodied Empowerment of people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Workshop Autism and Technology, CHI’16. San Jose, USA. May 2016.
  • Van Dijk J. & Verhoeven, F. (2016) To Shed Some Light on Empowerment: Towards Designing for Embodied Functionality. Proc. of DRS’16, Brighton, June 2016.
  • Hummels, C.C.M., & Van Dijk, J. (2015) Seven Principles to Design for Embodied Sensemaking. Proc of TEI’15, pp. 21-28, 15-19 Jan, Stanford.
  • Van Dijk, J. & Hummels, C.C.M. (2015) Designing for Participatory Sensemaking. Proc of EAD11, 2015, pp. x-x, Paris.
  • Egerer, D. & Van Dijk, J. (2014) The presence-mediator. Proc. of CHI-sparks, April, 2014, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Van Dijk, J., Van der Lugt, R., & Hummels, C.C.M. (2014) Beyond Distributed Representation: Embodied Cognition Design Supporting Socio-Sensorimotor Couplings. Proceedings of TEI’14, pp. 181-188, München. New York: ACM. [BEST PAPER AWARD]
  • Van Dijk, J. & Mitchell, R. (2014) Co-Embodied Technology: A Design space for Human Being. TEI’14 Work-in-Progress, München, 16-19 feb.
  • Van Dijk, J., Mousette, C., Kuenen, S. & Hummels, C.C.M. (2013) Radical clashes: what Tangible interaction is made of. Proceedings of TEI13, feb 2013, Barcelona.
  • Dijk, J. van, Mulder, S.S. & Lugt, R. van der (2013). Touchpoints : designerly perspectives on persuasion. Conference Paper : Proceedings of the 2nd CARPE Conference (Consortium for Applied Research and Professional Education), 4-6 November 2013, Manchester, United Kingdom, (pp. 1-25). Manchester: Consortium for Applied Research and Professional Education (CARPE).
  •  Van Dijk, J. and Van der Lugt, R. (2013) Scaffolds for shared understanding. AI EDAM, Special Issue on Design Communication, 27, 107–117
  • Van Dijk, J. Roest, J. Van der, Lugt, R. & Overbeeke, C.J. (2011) NOOT: A tool for sharing moments of reflection during creative meetings. C&C’11, November 3–6, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. [HONORABLE MENTION]
  • Van Dijk, J. & Vos, G.W.(2011) Traces in Creative Spaces. C&C’11, November 3–6, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Van Dijk, J. Van der Lugt, R. & Overbeeke, C.J. (2011) Marking the moment: Coupling NOOT to the situated practice of creative sessions. Work-in-Progress Workshop at TEI’11, Portugal.
  • Van Dijk, J. & Brouwer, C.E. (2011) Making sense of brainstorms: some NOOTs to reflect on. Participatory Innovation Conference (PINC11), Sonderborg, Danmark.
  • Brouwer, C.E. & Van Dijk, J. (2011) Brainstorming: Talk and the representation of ideas and insights Participatory Innovation Conference (PINC11), Sonderborg, Danmark.
  • Van Dijk, J. Van der Roest, J. & Messager, E. (2011) NOOT: Tangible tags supporting reflection in brainstorms. Demo Presented at CHI-Sparks, june, Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Vos, G.W. & Van Dijk, J. (2011) Traces in Creative Spaces. Demo Presented at CHI-Sparks, june, Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Van Dijk, J., van der Lugt, R. & Overbeeke, C.J. (2009) Let’s take this conversation outside: Supporting embodied embedded memory. in: Conf. Proceedings of DPPI’09, October 13-16, Compiegne, France.
  • Sluijs, J.M. & Dijk, J. van (2009) Noot: a tangible interaction tool supporting memory in creative practices. Proc of CHI-NL 2009, Leiden, Netherlands. June, 11, 113-116.
  • Van Dijk, J. Kerkhofs, R. van Rooij, I., and Haselager, W.F.G. (2008) Can there be such a thing as embodied embedded cognitive neuroscience? Theory & Psychology, Vol 18(3): 297-316
  • Haselager, W.F.G., van Dijk, J., and van Rooij, I. (2008) A lazy brain? Embodied Embedded Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience. In: Paco Calvo and Antoni Gomila (Eds): Handbook of Cognitive Science. An embodied approach.
  • Van Dijk, J. (2009) Cognition is not what it used to be. Reconsidering usability from an embodied embedded cognition perspective. Human Technology, Volume 5, Number 1, May 2009, pp. 29-46
  • Van der Linden, M., Van Dijk, J., & van Turennout, M. (2003). Context-dependent activity in auditory cortex during speech perception. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of The Organization for Human Brain Mapping, New York City, USA.
  • Van Dijk J. & Bleeker, G.J. (2001) Bookreview: A universe of consciousness. How matter becomes imagination. J. of Cogn Sys Research, 2, 241-244.

Workshops (academic, peer-reviewed)

  • Lewis, M., Sturdee, M., Alexander, J., Van Dijk, J. Rasmussen, M., & Hoang, T. (2017) SketchingDIS: Hand-drawn sketching in HCI. Workshop. DIS’17 Companion, June 10-14, 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Van Dijk, J., Hendriks, Frauenberger, C., Verhoeven, F., Slegers, K., Brandt & Maldonado Branco et al (2016) “Empowering people with impairments: how participatory methods can inform the design of empowering artifacts” in the PDC ’16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops – Volume 2.
  • Ilhan Aslan, Verena Fuchsberger, Manfred Tscheligi & Jelle van Dijk (2014) Integrating Theories of Mind with Tangible and Embedded Interaction Design. Workshop at TEI’14. ACM Press.
  • Van Dijk, J., Buur, J., Friis, P., Mitchell, R., and Lucero, A. (2014) Co-embodied Theatre and Enactive Technologies. ‘Conversation’ at DRS2014, June 16-19, Umeå, Sweden. website conference.
  • Van Dijk, J., Mousette, C., Kuenen, S. & Hummels, C.C.M. (2013) Radical clashes: what Tangible interaction is made of. Panel discussion at TEI’13. youtube link
  • Van Dijk, J. & Frens, J.W. (2011) Being there, doing it: the challenge of embodied cognition for design. Workshop at Creativity and Cognition ‘11, November 3–6, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Van Dijk, J. & Frens, J.W. (2011) Being there, doing it: the challenge of embodied cognition for design. Workshop at CHI-Sparks, june, Arnhem, Netherlands.

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Education

Courses I coordinate:

* Embodied Interaction (master, open to ID, HMI, and philosophy (but contact me first))
* Designing for Specific Users (bachelor, ID)
* Honours Master Program, Design track. see https://www.utwente.nl/en/excellence/master/design-honours/

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room N 207
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  N 207
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands