Prof. dr. Stappers, P.J.
Pieter Jan Stappers is professor of Design Techniques at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Key elements in his work are 'research through design', 'experiential prototypes' and contextmapping.
After an education in experimental physics (MSc 1984), Pieter Jan Stappers made the switch to Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, and followed a research path which led from human perception, spatial imagery, Virtual Reality (PhD in 1992), to design tools and participatory design techniques. Key elements in his work are 'research through design', 'experiential prototypes', contextmapping, which can be found on his webpage (see column on the right).
Dr. (PhD) Delft University of Technology
Drs. (MSc) in Experimental Physics & Informatics, Radboud University Nijmegen
VWO Gymnasium-b. Canisius College, Nijmegen
- 2012 — 2020
Director Graduate School and Research, Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) TU Delft
- 2003 — present
Full professor, Design Techniques, Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) TU Delft
- 1996 — 2003
Associate professor, Design Techniques, IDE-TU Delft
- 1984 — 1996
Assistant professor, Form Theory, IDE-TU Delft
Specialisation / field of research
Design techniques, especially tools and techniques for the early phases of design. Early concept prototyping and contextmapping.
Lectures and/or coaches students on:
- Visualisation and communication to support designing
- Experiential prototyping
- User studies, contextmapping in particular
- Research methods, research through design in particular
- New media tools
- Design tools and techniques
Involved in the research project(s):
Convivial Toolbox: generative research for the front end of design
Liz Sanders, Pieter Jan Stappers
Published in 2012