Ir. Geer, S.G. van de

Stefan van de Geer is a lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

A short list of his activities at IDE: coordinator of design courses, pioneer in creating transparency in assessment, developed a team evaluation tool, successfully joined recalibration Master IPD, chair of POVC, initiated teaching the teachers, Audio feedback, joined several groups aiming for quality improvement and was acquisition manager for contracting companies to join innovative projects. Since 2011 Coordinator Honours Programme and involved in courses in the field of engineering, aesthetics, and interaction. His latest achievement is setting up a semester long Master Variant for Engineers. Stefan is mentor and chair in graduation projects. His broad interest and multiple competences is highly appreciated amongst students and colleagues. 

Academic Background

Stefan studied Industriële Vormgeving in Delft and graduated in 1988 for Philips Telecommunication and Information Systems PTIS, in the field of semantics, use and aesthetics. After his study, Stefan designed products for several companies in the field of injection moulding, and was manager marketing & communication. He also had is own design company for mostly graphic design. Besides his work for SME’s Stefan also worked at IDE as teacher (coaching, lecturer). This started with one day a week and grew to full-time (per 2008). 


  • 2014
    UTQ: certificate Assessment and certificate Group work
  • 2013
    Leergang Onderwijskundig Leiderschap (training Educational Leadership) (duration one year)
  • 1978 — 1988
    Master of science Industrial Design Engineering
  • 1967 — 1968 
    Jordan junior high school, Palo Alto, California, USA


  • 2008 – present
    Full-time teacher at IDE (40hrs/week)
  • 1999 – 2007
    Part-time teacher at IDE 0.6 fte
  • 1999 – 2007
    Marketing/communication manager/designer at NPK (Nippon Pneumatic Kyoto) 0.4 fte
  • 1995  1998
    Owner of ESGE one-man design business
  • 1995  1998
    Part-time teacher at IDE 0.4 fte
  • 1995  1998
    Designer and Marketing manager for Van Elewout BV pneumatic equipment 0.4 fte
  • 1990  1994
    Manager and designer for Acodeq International hydraulic/pneumatic equipment 0.8 fte
  • 1988  1994
    Part-time teacher at IDE 0.2 fte
  • 1988  1990
    Designer for Acodeq Kunststoffen Industry 0.8 fte

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

Product Design, Form theory, Production and material, Methodology

Bachelor (now and in the past)

  • PD1
  • Form and experience
  • PD2
  • PD4 (coordinator)
  • Manufacturing and Design (former IP)
  • Internships

Master (now and in the past)

  • Master Variant for Engineers
  • Exploring Interactions
  • Advance Embodiment Design
  • Design Manifestation
  • Joint Master Program
  • Minor Sport Innovation
  • Minor Technology Based Entrepreneurship
  • Graduation Projects for IPD and DFI