Dr. ir. Keller, A.I.

Teacher of Practice

Biography

In 1995 Ianus Keller (born August 2, 1970) receives his masters Industrial Design at the Delft University of Technology. In 1994 he participates in the Apple Interface Design Project where he is invited to present the team’s results at the Apple Advanced Technology Group at Cupertino, California, USA.

In 1995-1999 he works for the Dutch design company Landmark Design & Technology, in Rotterdam, and at an internet consultancy Virtual Affairs, in Amsterdam.

In November 1999 he starts his PhD project and Cabinet. During his PhD project he acts as a teacher and adviser in different design related classes. In 2003 he coordinates an interface design project similar to his project from a decade before, for the Microsoft Research Design Expo, Seattle, Washington, USA.

At the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, his Cabinet is a showcase for research. It is regularly shown in presentations. In 2005 Cabinet wins the international design competition at the Third International Conference on Appliance Design in Bristol, UK.

As an independent designer and consultant he participates in juries and brainstorm sessions. He is an invited speaker at cultural and academic institutes. Starting in 2007 he teaches the cross-disciplinary influences of technology on creative disciplines at the Willem de Kooning Academy. Since 2008 Ianus organizes the lecture series This happened which explores the making of interactive projects through successful examples.

In 2011 he returns to the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering to teach tools and skills to Master students. In 2013 and 2015 he wins the i.d. Pluim for most inspiring teacher for the Design for Interaction Master. In 2015 he is nominated for the Teacher of the Year award for the TU Delft.

Education

  • 1981 — 1987 
    Gymnasium Camphusianum Gorinchem
  • 1987
    Michigan State University, Summer Course Consumer Behavior 
  • 1988 — 1995
    Industrieel Ontwerpen, Technische Universiteit Delft
  • 1999 — 2005
    PhD (cum laude) Industrieel Ontwerpen, Technische Universiteit Delft

Experience

  • 2014 — 2016
    Associate at playful design consultancy Hubbub
  • 2009 — present
    Teacher/coach at Industrial Design  TU Delft Organisator 
  • 2009 — 2011
    Teacher Crosslab at Willem de Kooning Academy
  • 2008 — 2015
    Curator This happened... lectures on the making of  interaction design projects
  • 2007 — 2009
    Visiting lecturer at Haagse Hogeschool, HKU, Rietveld Academy, TU Delft, Leiden University and Willem de Kooning Academy
  • 2006 — 2007
    Coach at TU/e Industrial Design department Work
  • 2005 — present
    Designer/Researchear at For Inspiration Only (clients include Philips, MS Research, Wacom, TomTom, AKZO/Nobel, AHOLD, TNT Post 
  • 1999 — 2009
    Owner art gallery in de weg 
  • 1999 — 2005
    Promovendus Industrial Design at TU Delft 
  • 1998 — 1999
    Consultant at full-service internet agency Virtual Affairs bv
  • 1995 —1998
    Industrial Designer at Landmark Design & Technology

Specialisation / field of research

  • Presentation & Communication
  • Collaboration & Interaction
  • Creativity
  • People & Users
  • Education

Secondary Employment

As an independent designer and consultant in his own company For Inspiration Only, he works on tools for designers for clients such as Wacom, Philips, Ahold and Microsoft Research. He also participates in juries and brainstorm sessions and he is an invited speaker at cultural and academic institutes. From 2007 to 2009 he teaches the cross-disciplinary influences of technology on creative disciplines at the Willem de Kooning Academy. From 2008 until 2015 Ianus organised the critically acclaimed lecture series This happened, which explores the making of interactive projects through successful examples.