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dr.ir. W. Eggink (Wouter)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am especially interested in the relationships between design, technology and society. I am already teaching this subject for a couple of years at the Bachelor and Master programme of Industrial Design Engineering. I am also coordinator of the Mastertrack Human Technology Relations, (part of the Master Industrial Design Engineering) and expert in course and curriculum development for the Design disciplines.

My research activities are about the shaping of human-technology relations. My research approach is concentrating on both Design History and insights from Design for the Future, supported by Scenario Planning. I also published extensively on Design Education, and on enhancing Creativity in Innovation and Design through application of Visual Essays.

Recently I started a project about the benefits of Philosophy of Technology tools and methods for Industrial Design practice (and vice versa); The Practical Turn in Philosophy of Technology. 

Expertise

Students
Education
Philosophy Of Technology
Student
Education
Robots
Teaching
Product Design

Publications

Recent
van Belle, J., Dorrestijn, S., & Eggink, W. (2018). Design for People & Society: Turning the Product Impact Tool into a Design Tool. Paper presented at International Conference on Human-Technology Relations, Enschede, Netherlands.
Eggink, W., & Dorrestijn, S. (2018). Philosophy of Human Technology Relations in Design: The Practical Turn. 57. Paper presented at International Conference on Human-Technology Relations, Enschede, Netherlands.
Raub, T., Dorrestijn, S., & Eggink, W. (2018). Using the Product Impact Tool for Prospective Thinking. In C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of the biannual Design Research Society conference (DRS): Catalyst (pp. 253-268). Limerick: Design Research Society. DOI: 10.21606/dma.2018.262
van Belle, J., Giesberts, R. B., & Eggink, W. (2018). The Use of Philosophical Theories in Design: A Research-Through-Design Case of Treatment Compliance. In C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS): Catalyst (pp. 218-228). Limerick: Design Research Society. DOI: 10.21606/dma.2017.231
Eggink, W., & Dorrestijn, S. (2018). Philosophy of Technology x Design: The Practical Turn. In C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS): Catalyst (pp. 190-199). Limerick: Design Research Society. DOI: 10.21606/dma.2018.222
Eggink, W., & Dorrestijn, S. (2018). Editorial: Philosophical Tools in Design Research: from empirical turn to practical turn. In C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of the Biannual Design Research Society Conference (DRS): Catalyst (Vol. 1, pp. 188-189). Design Research Society. DOI: 10.21606/dma2018.004
Eggink, W. (2017). Sustainable technologies, Aesthetics and diffusion; a historical perspective.. Paper presented at Design History Society Annual Conference 2017, Oslo, Norway.
Eggink, W., & Reinders, A. H. M. E. (2016). Design it with LSCs: an exploration of applications for Luminescent Solar Concentrator PV technologies. Paper presented at 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016, Portland, United States.
Eggink, W. (2016). Design History Education in the Netherlands: the Historic, the Cultural, and the Methodical. -. Paper presented at Nordic Forum For Design History Studies Conference 2016: Design Education In The Nordic Countries, Helsinki, Finland.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room W 239
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  W 239
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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