Prof. dr. ir. Nes, C.N. van

Nicole van Nes is professor of Human-Centered Design for Smart Mobility at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering for one day a week. The rest of the week she is research manager of the department `Human Factors in Vehicle Automation' at SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, where she is leading research on safety in the transition to the autonomous vehicle.

Her main research interest is in understanding and improving the design of the interaction with automated vehicles.

Academic Background

With a Master study in Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft) and a PhD in Social Science (Rotterdam), Nicole’s research typically has a multi-disciplinary nature, bridging technology and behaviour, incorporating the interrelation between road design, vehicle design, and human behaviour. She has published in a wide range of journals on a wide range of topics.

Education

  • 2003
    Doctoral degree, Faculty of Social Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 1996
    Master of Science degree, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Experience

  • 2020 ─ Present
    Professor of Human-Centered Design for Smart Mobility at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, department of Human-Centered Design (0.2 fte).
  • 2009 ─ Present
    Head of department 'Human Factors of Vehicle Automation' at SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research in Den Haag.
  • 2016
    Visiting researcher at Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), Sydney, Australia.
  • 2008 ─ 2009
    Visiting researcher at Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2003 ─ 2005
    Project manager at SKIM Analytical Market Research, Rotterdam.
  • 1996
    Researcher at Philips Consumer Electronics, Eindhoven.

Secondary employment

Head of department 'Human Factors of Vehicle Automation' at SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research in Den Haag.

Involved in the research project(s):

Nicole van Nes