Dr. ir. Jaskiewicz, T.J.

Tomasz Jaskiewicz is assistant professor of Explorative Prototyping at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. In his work he develops and evaluates tools, methods and strategies supporting iterative design processes, and applies them to empower people in the context of “smart” buildings and cities.

Academic Background

Tomasz Jaskiewicz has a background in architecture and urban design, and practical experience with developing experimental architectural projects, interactive installations, and digital design tools. He holds architecture and urban planning MSc degrees from TU Delft and TU Gdansk, and a PhD from TU Delft, in which he investigated tools and methods for designing interactive and adaptable architectural systems. He collaborated with the architecture firm Oosterhuis_Lénárd (onl.eu) and the Hyperbody group (hyperbody.nl), and co-founded a startup Hive Systems developing software for programming distributed networks of interactive agents. Since he joined the IDE Faculty in 2014, he has been pursuing methods-level research on Explorative Prototyping as a strategy for dealing with complexity inherent in designing of interactive environments. In parallel to that he has also been carrying out content-level research into social practices within flexible office ecosystems and “smart” city contexts, with a specific focus on sustainability, behaviour change, participatory design, IoT, AI and big data.


  • 2000 – 2005
    BSc-MSc Architecture and Urbanism, TU Gdansk, Poland
  • 2003 – 2005
    MSc Architecture, TU Delft
  • 2007 – 2013
    PhD Architecture, TU Delft


  • 2014 – now
    Assistant professor at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 2013 – 2014
    co-founder and design director at Hive Systems
  • 2006 – 2013
    researcher, PhD student and research lab manager at the faculty of Architecture, TU Delft
  • 2005 – 2007
    architect and project manager at the architecture firm ONL[Oosterhuis_Lénárd] 

Specialisation / field of research

  1. Design Methodology (highly iterative design processes, Design Tornado model)
  2. Interactive Prototyping
  3. Smart Buildings and Smart Cities 

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • Bachelor IDE:
    Interaction & Electronics
    Bachelor End Project
  • Minor TUD:
    Minor Interactive Environments
  • DFI Master:
    Interactive Technology Design
    Context & Contextualisation
    Graduation Projects 

Secondary employment

Hive Systems (marginal activity)