Dr. ir. Vermeeren, A.P.O.S.

Arnold Vermeeren is associate professor of Experience and Interaction Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Key elements in his work are museum experience design research, user experience design and user experience evaluation

Academic Background

After graduating at the faculty of IDE on a ‘Future User Interface Design’ project for Océ Nederland BV, Arnold engaged in research at Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Initially focusing on methodological aspects of designing for usability (gaining his PhD in 2009), his research focus then broadened and shifted towards fundamentals of user experience design and evaluation (UX), specifically temporal aspects of UX, and on Design-Inclusive UX research.  Since 2015, his main research interest is in Museum Experiences Design Research: exploring new design opportunities grounded in various developments in the museum world, such as on novel technologies, online presence of museums, and museums taking on new societal roles and becoming part of societal ecosystems. His Museum Experience Design Research takes place in the context of the Delft Design Lab MuseumFutures.


I am a member of the Interaction Design Research group led by Elisa Giaccardi, in the faculty’s section Human Information Communication Design, and I am a member of the faculty’s Persuasive Gaming Group. I am involved in supervising PhD candidates, as well as in various Bachelor and Master courses related to Interaction and Experience Design (you can find more information about my educational activities on my education page). I am PhD mentor of a varying number of PhD candidates (usually around 10). 

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