Dr. ir. Vegt, N.J.H.

Niko Vegt is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His research revolves around social change and the interaction between people through interactive storytelling, serious gaming, and gamification, particularly in healthcare.

Academic Background

Niko holds a MSc and BSc degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, faculty Industrial Design. In 2018, he obtained his PhD degree in Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Currently, Niko also works as a human-centered design researcher at the Leiden University Medical Center. Throughout his career his work is characterised by the research through design approach where the design process is as valuable for generating knowledge as analysis and evaluation processes.


  • 2008 – 2011
    MSc, Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 2003  2008
    BSc, Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 1997  2003
    VWO, Natuur en Techniek / Natuur en Gezondheid, Newman College Breda


  • 2010 – 2011
    Intern & Master graduation project, Rathenau Instituut  
  • 2010
    Student assistant experience design research, Eindhoven University of Technology 
  • 2004 – 2011
    Subtop rowing & subtop rowing coach, ESR Theta

Lectures/Coaches students on:

PO3, UXAD, C&C, ITD, EPE, R&D, Master graduates 

Involved in the research project(s):