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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.

 

Expertise

Robots
Scaffolds
Cognition
Application Programs
Autistic Disorder
Cognition
Power (Psychology)
Cognitive Neuroscience
Philosophy

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.

Phd supervision (current):

  • Philemonne Jaasma, TU/Eindhoven (External co-promotor), Promotor Prof Caroline Hummels. "X-Change Perspectives." 
  • Qeis Kamran, ISM International school of management, Promotor: Prof. Jörg Henseler. "Phenomenology, Pragmatism, and Design Thinking in Business Administration contexts".

Master projects (current / recent)

  • Ralitsa Spinova, AI Radboud Nijmegen, Wearable emotion machine learning.
  • Lieke Middel, ID,EMMY: Empowering people with a moderate cognitive disorder to get grip on their daily life
  • Nienke Vos: SHAPE today DESIGNING AN INTERACTIVE PRODUCT TO MEDIATE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A PERSON WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY AND HIS PARTNER
  • Valerie Mencke: DYNAMIC BALANCE. DESIGNING FOR THE EMOTIONAL BEING-IN-THE-WORLD OF PEOPLE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM (cum laude).
  • Laura S. Günnigmann: Development of a Co-Design Method for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Maudy Bruintjes: Designing MOEM: Empowering children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in their daily life with an embodied interactive product
  • Cyriel Dreissen: Improving quality of life of people with dementia by providing a nocturnal interactive product experience
  • Melina Kopke: Design for empowering people to get grip on their daily life. An exploration of Embodied Empowerment through Participatory Design

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
Waardenburg, T. , van Huizen, N. , van Dijk, J., Magnée, M., Staal, W., Teunisse, J-P. , & van der Voort, M. C. (2021). Design Your Life: User-Initiated Design of Technology to Support Independent Living of Young Autistic Adults. In M. M. Soares, E. Rosenzweig, & A. Marcus (Eds.), Design, User Experience, and Usability: Design for Diversity, Well-being, and Social Development (pp. 373-386). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12780). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78224-5_26
van Dijk, J., Birhane, A., & Pascuale, F. (2020). Debunking Robot Rights: Metaphysically, Ethically, Legally. Abstract from 2nd Philosophy of Human Technology Relations Conference, PHTR 2020, Enschede, Netherlands. https://www.utwente.nl/en/phtr/overview-sessions/table/?query=dijk
Aslam, S. , Dertien, E. C. , & van Dijk, J. (2020). Designerly Scaffoldings for Co-designing Social Robots and Human-Robot Interaction.. Poster session presented at 1st International Workshop on Designerly HRI Knowledge 2020, .
Austin, J. , Drossaert, S. , van Dijk, J., Mirkovic, J., Børøsund, E. , Sanderman, R., Schroevers, M. J. , & Bohlmeijer, E. T. (2020). The co-creative development process of an integrated mHealth self-compassion intervention for people with newly diagnosed cancer. Abstract from 9th Annual Conference of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and health (ARPH) 2020, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Kamran, Q. , van Dijk, J., Topp, S. , & Henseler, J. (2020). The Evolving New Topology of Marketing From A Design Weltanschauung. In S. Blanchard (Ed.), AMA Summer Academic Conference Bridging Gaps: Marketing in an Age of Disruption August 18-20, 2020 (Vol. 31, pp. 997-1012). American Marketing Association.
van Dijk, J. (2020). Post-human interaction design, yes, but cautiously. In DIS 2020 Companion: Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 257-261). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395886
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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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W239
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W239
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The Netherlands