In this exciting episode of the DesignLab podcast, hosts Gemma Ciabattoni and Chiara Poli Reghenzi delve into the fascinating world of industrial design with Jelle van Dijk, a design researcher with a background in cognitive science and a PhD in industrial design. Jelle's research focuses on theories of embodiment and the intersection between physical and digital design, particularly in the development of empowering technologies for neurodiverse users.
Listen in as Jelle shares his insights on the "Design Your Life" project, a co-design methodology and toolkit aimed at young autistic adults, and the importance of embodied interaction in creating meaningful solutions for special needs groups. He also touches on the philosophical and theoretical connections between embodiment and technology, and the valuable life lessons he has learned through his research journey.
Tune in to this thought-provoking episode to learn more about the exciting world of industrial design and the role of embodiment in shaping our technology and digital systems.