Dr. Ir. Jong, A.M. de

Academic Background

  • 1993-2000
    Graphic designer (freelance work), Analog Design
  • 1993-1995
    Assistant researcher TU Delft, Delft design education
  • 1995-2002
    PhD research TU Delft, Fac. Civil Engineering
  • 1997-2000
    Assistant researcher TNO Work and Employment, as part of PhD work TUDelft
  • 2002- present
    Assistant Professor, TU Delft Fac. Industrial Design, Dept. Applied Ergonomics, Usage Evaluation Methodology
  • May 2010-present
    Senior researcher Interactive Institute Sweden


  • TU Delft Industrial Design, Ergonomics dept., graduated in 1993 under supervision of prof. H. Dirken.
  • PhD degree, under supervision of prof. P. Vink, graduated in 2002.


  • 2004-2008
    Philips Amsterdam, short term usability research projects
  • 2007
    Design Agency KVD Amsterdam, short term usability project
  • 2008-2010
    EU FP7 design study ‘Living Lab’
    Editor national scientific magazine for Ergonomics 
    Editor Open Ergonomics Journal (online open journal)

Specialisation/Field of research

  • Sustainable Living
  • Design research

Lectures and/or coaches students on

  • Bachelor Industrial Design: usability research, user research in design.
  • Master Design for Interaction: interaction exploration (observational research, interviews/surveys, focus groups), participatory design, inclusive design.
  • Chair in graduation projects Industrial Design.
  • External graduation committees: Hogeschool Den Haag, Human Technology.
  • PhD daily supervision.on sustainable design in home context (Living lab EU project) and comfort in office design (TNO Quality of Life).

Involved in the research project(s):