Prof. dr. ir. Desmet, P.M.A.
Pieter Desmet is professor of Design for Experience at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His main research interest is in understanding why and how design evokes emotion, and how design can contribute to the well-being and flourishing of individual users and communities.
Pieter Desmet holds a TU Delft MSc in Industrial Design Engineering. Combining this with a PhD in the domain of Emotion Psychology, he has been active in developing tools and techniques to support designers in their attempts to design for meaningful experiences and human flourishing.
- 2002: Doctoral degree, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
- 1996: Master of Science degree, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
- Since 2012
Full professor of Design for Experience, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
- Sep 2008 - 2012
Associate Professor, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
- Jul - Aug 2007
Guest Assistant Professor, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
- Jan 2005 – Jul 2007
Guest researcher and research advisor, Air France – KLM
- Feb - Jun 2007
Guest Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University of Technology
- Feb - Jun 2004
Guest researcher and research advisor, Procter & Gamble Research
- Jul 2002 - Aug 2008
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
Specialisation / field of research
design for emotion and subjective well-being; measuring user experience; conceptual design
Lectures and/or coaches students on:
- Conceptual design
- Experience-driven design
- Design for well-being
Involved in the research project(s):
From Floating Wheelchairs to Mobile Car Parks: A Collection of 35 Experience-Driven Design Projects
Pieter Desmet, Rick Schifferstein
ISBN: 978 90 5931 612 6
Published in 2011
Design & Emotion Moves
Desmet, P.M.A., van Erp, J., & Karlsson, M.A.
Published in 2008
Desmet, P.M.A., van Erp, J., & Hu, C.
Published in 2008
The World According to Concrete
Aaron Betsky, Gustav Beumer, Pieter Desmet, Timo de Rijk
Published in 2007
Designing Emotions (doctoral thesis)
Published in 2002