MSc. Gielen, M.A.

Assistant Professor
Industrial Design


For more extensive information on my professional life, visit this link.


BSc. and MSc. Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft (1988-1994)


I have an interest in the phenomenon of play. This translates in all the work I do: as a lecturer on design for children's play (toys, playgrounds, games etc), as a researcher of children's worlds of experience at TU Delft, and also as a designer working at my own design studio since 1996

Specialisation / field of research

  • Design for children's play
  • Participation of children in design: contextmapping techniques

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

Design for children's play and informal learning, contextmapping with children

Involved in the research project(s):

Select papers can be downloaded here.