MSc. Goto, L.

PhD candidate 
Applied Ergonomics and Design 


In 2007 Lyè graduated at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in the field of Medisign by designing a backpack for people who depend on enteral feeding. It was within this project that Lyè got her first real taste of Medisign which only further sparked her curiosity for the medical field. After working at the marketing department of Olympus Medical systems and as a freelance graphic designer she came to realise that she wanted to be more closely involved in the product development process and especially the research side. In 2010, the possibility arose to work on the Laparoscopic Surgery Skills (LSS) Project which Sonja Buzink had started up in close collaboration with the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). As a researcher within this project Lyè contributed to the development of a Scenario Based Assessment and was also involved in the marketing for LSS.

In the beginning of 2012 she started her PhD at the department of Applied Ergonomics and Design.  


  • 2007: MSc degree in Integrated Product Design (Specialisation Medisign), Delft University of Technology
  • 2004: BSc degree in Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology 


  • 2010 - 2011 
    Researcher Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Project at Faculty of IDE
  • 2008 - 2010 
    Freelance Graphic Designer
  • 2007 - 2008 
    Marketing Department Medical Systems, Olympus Netherlands BV 

Specialisation / field of research

  • Medisign
  • User Centred Design
  • 3D Anthropometry 

Lectures/Coaches students on

  • Mens en Product (ID 1022)
  • Inclusive Design (ID 5383)
  • Graduation Projects 

Involved in the research project(s):