A human-centred approach is at the heart of our vision on product and service design. Increasing complexity and diversity in both functionality and use circumstances of products ask for acknowledgement of the use related expertise of stakeholders. Active involvement of a wide range of stakeholders is therefore key to a human centred design process.
The chair ‘Human Centred Design’ focuses on supporting designers in anticipating use within open-ended design problems with societal impact, in particular design processes of products and services without a predecessor. Areas of applications range from the design of intelligent consumer products to driver support tools and medical appliances, work processes and spaces, and decision-support tools. The chair currently has three research themes: