MSc. B.Eng. Boon, M.J.B.

PhD candidate
Industrial Design

His main research activities are centered on the enabling role of design(ers) in enabling behaviour change and mapping different ways of in which 'research through design' processes can be structured and supported.

Academic Background

After a BEng in product design and a MSc in industrial ecology, Boudewijn Boon started his PhD at Delft University of Technology, focusing on stimulating young children's physical activity and play in hospital environments. Now close to obtaining his doctoral degree, he has started as a postdoc on the topic of designing for healthy lifestyles.


  • 2013
    MSc, Industrial Ecology, Leiden University & Delft University of Technology
  • 2009
    BEng, Industrial Product Design, The Hague University of Applied Sciences 


  • 2014 
    Research assistant, Delft Institute of Positive Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 2013–2014
    Research assistant, Reinvent The Toilet Challenge, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 2011
    Desk researcher, DPI Value Centre, Eindhoven 

Specialisation/Field of research

  • Design for children’s play
  • Research through design
  • Design with intent 

Lectures and/or coaches students on

  • Experiencing Persuasive Environments (ID5212)
  • DfI Research Methodology (ID4256)
  • Student assignments in several courses (ID4216; ID4170; ID4220)
  • Graduation projects