in industrial design (2015)
Project web: www.openingupdesign.se
Born in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, I hold a master's degree in
Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology.
I have has studied at the Politecnico di Milano and worked for a
Dutch design studio. I graduated at Philips Research in Eindhoven
working on consumer electronics for teenagers. In the autumn of
2015, I defended my PhD thesis Opening
Up Design: Engaging the Layperson in the Design of Everyday
Products, at Umeå Institute of Design. During my five
years at UID, I taught and tutored in various courses and
programmes at Umeå Institute of Design.
The consumer is increasingly more involved in the design of
everyday products. How will this emerging new role of the
consumer-as-designer change the role of the professional designer?
This research challenges current understandings of industrial
design, that is the way products are designed, their aesthetics and
the accountability of the consumer as well as the designer. This
research investigates how consumers could be part of the design
process enabled by 3D printing as a way of flexible manufacturing
and computational design as a way to create adaptable
My supervisors were Erik Stolterman (School of Informatics,
Indiana University) and Anna Valtonen (Umeå Institute of
Areas of interest
3D Printing, Toolkits, Consumer-design, Computational Design,
A full list of publications and presentations can be found here.