Dr. Singh, A.
Abhigyan Singh is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His trans-disciplinary research explores the mutual convergence of design, anthropology, and energy studies.
Abhigyan Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Human-Centered Design department of TU Delft’s Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. With a background in new media design, anthropology, and IT engineering, his research examines emergent and future energy systems and services. His research makes theoretical, conceptual, and methodological contributions to the fields of design anthropology and energy studies.
His research has been supported by various awards and grants, such as the WWNA Apply Award (2021) by the European Association of Social Anthropologists’ Applied Anthropology Network, Delft Design for Values (DDfV) Subsidy (2019), Design United’s Demonstrator Grant (2017), and Delft Global Seed Fund (2017). His design research has been exhibited at diverse venues such as Dutch Design Week (2017) and CUMULUS 20th Anniversary Exhibition (‘Young Creators for Better City & Better Life’) in Shanghai, China (2010).
Before entering academia, he used to work as a User-Interface Designer at Infosys Technologies Limited in India. As part of his professional designer role, he has worked on the various user experience design aspects of IT applications for multinational clients such as Bank of America, Kmart & Sears (USA), ABN-AMRO Bank, BNSF Railways (USA), and Pfizer.
PhD, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Master of Arts in New Media Design, Aalto University School of Art, Design, and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
Bachelor of Technology in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), India
- 2021 – present
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
- 2020 – 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
- 2019 – 2020
Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
Guest Researcher, Cybersecurity Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS), TU Delft
Researcher, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
- 2012 – 2013
Scientific Programmer, Parallel & Distributed Systems Group, EEMCS, TU Delft
Research Intern, IBM Research India
- 2011 – 2012
Scientific Programmer, Multimedia Information Retrieval Lab, EEMCS, TU Delft
Usability Researcher, Crucible Studio Research Group, Aalto University, Finland
Research Assistant, ARKI Research Group, Aalto University, Finland
- 2005 - 2007
User Interface Designer, Infosys Technologies Ltd., Bangalore, India
- Design Anthropology
- Energy Research
- Visual Research Methods (participatory mapping, photography, and videography)