Dr. ir. Pasman, G.

Biography

I am senior lecturer in the Design Conceptualization and Communication group, which focuses on researching and developing tools and techniques that support (interaction) designers in the conceptual phase of a design process. As a lecturer my main motivation in educating is to give students the opportunity to discover and build their own identity as a designer. I try to do so by providing them with an open, responsive and secure environment, in which they are challenged to explore and develop their personal set of knowledge, skills and attitude.
 
With interaction design and the role of film and video in a design process as my main focus, I am responsible for and/or involved in several (design) courses at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level. I also have extensive experience in coaching students during their graduation project.
 
Non-professional interests: Collecting vintage (Seiko) watches, History, especially WW1, polar exploration, mountaineering or anything else that involves extreme hardship ;-)

Education

  • 2003       
    Ph.D. Industrial Design
    Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
     
    Ph.D. thesis:
    Designing with precedents
    What role do existing products play in the generation and development of new product forms? How can this role be influenced by means of new design techniques? And how can these techniques be supported by means of a design support tool? In this thesis these three questions are addressed using various methods and means, such as literature reviews, contextual interviews and experimental studies as well as user interface design and software prototyping. More: studiolab.io.tudelft.nl/dwp/
  • 1989
    M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Twente University of Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands.
     
    Master’s thesis:
    Implementing techniques for creative thinking in a mechanical engineering process
    Several techniques for creative thinking were classified and linked to different phases in the mechanical engineering process. To support one of these techniques a software prototype was developed in Apple HyperCard.
     

Experience

  • 2012 – present
    Lecturer
    Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • 1993 – 2012
    Assistant professor
    Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • 1991 – 1993
    PhD student
    Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
     

Lectures/Coaches students on

Bachelor

  • Video for Designers (coordinator)

Master

  • Exploring Interactions (coordinator)
  • Design, Culture & Society
  • Usability and User Experience Assessment in Design
  • SPD Media
  • Interactive Formgiving (coordinator)
  • Chair/Mentor Graduation Project