ir. Ernst, E.
Design Researcher for MyFutures (RTD project)
Department Industrial Design
Section Design Conceptualization and Communication
Products have a huge impact on people's personal lives and on society as a whole. I'm passionate about this relationship between products and people. That's why I specialized in Social Design: designing products and services with special attention for their social impact.
After I graduated in Industrial Design Engineering at the TU Delft, I followed courses in Sociology and Philosophy at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam; broadening my design skills with knowledge on social issues and ethics. In 2009 I founded the first Dutch social design agency.
- 2010 – 2011
Philosophy and Sociology, Selection of courses including Ethics and Urban Sociology, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
- 1999 – 2007
MSc (Cum Laude), Industrial Design Engineering, Design for Interaction, TU Delft
- 2016 – now
Design Researcher for MyFutures at ID Studiolab, TU Delft
- 2009 – 2017
Owner Eefje Ernst, Sociaal Ontwerpen - Design for Social Impact
- 2014 – 2016
Design Teacher and Coach, TU Delft
- 2014 – 2016
Concept Developer, Creative Care Lab, Waag Society
- 2007 – 2008
Interaction Designer, npk Industrial Design
Specialisation/Field of research
Design Researcher for the Research Through Desing program MyFutures - Tool to support thinking about personal futures.
Lectures and/or coaches students on
Mentoring graduation projects that are linked to the MyFutures topic.