Dr. Bendor, R.

Assistant Professor
Industrial Design
Design Conceptualization and Communication

His work explores the social and political contexts of design, and in particular the ways in which different values, imaginaries, and ideological dispositions shape the design of civic media, smart city infrastructure, and sustainability futures.

Academic Background

Roy’s academic background includes media studies, philosophy of technology, and environmental communication. He completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication, a postdoc at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and joined the faculty in 2016. In addition to his research and teaching at TUD, Roy is also a Fellow of the Urban Futures Studio at Utrecht University, and editor of the Sustainability in (inter)Action forum in the ACM’s Interactions magazine.

Education

  • 2007–2014
    PhD, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • 2004–2006
    MA, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • 1997–2001
    BA (magna cum lauda), Philosophy and Film Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel 

Experience

  • 2016
    Assistant Professor, the faculty of IDE, TU Delft 
  • 2014–2016
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Canada 
  • 2014–2016
    Board Member, Civic Renewal Lab, Vancouver, Canada 
  • 2013–2016
    Research Associate, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Canada 
  • 2010–2015
    Instructor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Specialisation / field of research

  • Civic media
  • Sustainability interaction design
  • Environmental Communication
  • Critical theory
  • Media studies
  • Philosophy of technology 

Books


Interactive Media for Sustainability

Roy Bendor
ISBN: 978 33 1970 383 1

Published in 2018