SOCIOLOGY SUPPORTED BY TECHNOLOGY
If you need expertise in the field of interaction design, product design or design thinking, feel free to contact me! My name is Daphne, and I am an Industrial Designer. I am a master student Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and consultant for Sure Innovation.
Being passionate about everything interactive, my challenge lies in observing and talking to users, designing for their needs and using technology to achieve my goals. For me, products should address emotion rather than cognition. For example, last year I worked on a project that explores how tango dance can inspire interaction design during my internship at RISE Interactive Umeå in Sweden. Moreover, I worked on the development of a Virtual Reality game, where players can experience what it is like to be someone else.
I am looking for a client for my Final Master Project, within the fields of the Internet of Things, everyday life, and mass production. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or just wish a good conversation!
+316 838 900 64
design inspired by tango
making people dance together
5-months internship at rise interactive umeå., sweden
I feel that many qualities are hidden in tango dance. What makes people want to be so close to each other and move together? Why do we perceive tango as a beautiful act? Moreover, how can it be that the interaction between the dancers is so intuitive? I performed a research project, with a final deliverable that makes it irresistible to people to dance together.
being someone else in virtual reality
experiencing sexism from the perspective of the other gender
team project, master project, 14 weeks part-time | VIDEO
Through Pink and Blue glasses is a virtual reality experience through which you can feel what it is like to be another gender. By interviewing people, we discovered that gender stereotypes are affecting both women and men. These people’s stories were used in to design our experience. By using virtual reality, you can not only look at the situation from your own perspective, but you can also switch perspective and experience someone else’s story.
communication with strangers
carpooling: from social discomfort to social opportunities
Individual project, final bachelor project, 14 weeks part-time | VIDEO
Carpooling is an environmentally friendly and highly social trend. To address the barrier of communicating with strangers, I designed Wally – a shape-changing mirror.
design for lower back pain
exercising: do you do it? & do you do it right?
Team project, bachelor, 14 weeks part-time | VIDEO
Patients with lower back pain tend to lack the coordination and motivation necessary to rehabilitate. Mirrorcle is an exercise mirror, designed in collaboration with prof. dr. Annick Timmermans from Universiteit Hasselt. The exercise mirror tracks the body position using a Kinect and projects feedback by projecting light behind a one-way mirror. This concept was designed by another design team. When our team enrolled, our challenge was to make the design elegant and portable, to further develop the concept and to promote it to an innovation contest.
human-machine interface design
challenging the perceived complexity of a high-tech agricultural machine
4-months internship at diverto technologies b.v., the netherlands
The Diverto-QS100 (a multifunctional agricultural machine) challenged the perceived complexity of the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) among its' potential users. My job was to design an explanation of the HMI to convince customers of the current design, and to propose a new design for the right-hand armrest.
consultancy work for sure innovation
SURE Innovation connects questions related to technological innovations to master students of Eindhoven University of Technology. I worked together with a wide variety of clients, ranging from engineering companies to fashion companies.
side projects and hobbies
To clear my soul, I spend my time outside (preferably on the back of a horse), dancing, and coaching students. I dance hip-hop once a week at a student association, which sometimes ends up in nights out with good moves on the dance floor. With horse riding I love to canter through the forest or follow training. Last but not least, I coach a group of first-year design students in self-directed learning, for which I receive a symbolic salary, but I find my energy and value in inspiring them to grow.