Prof. dr. Vink, P.
Peter Vink is professor of Environmental Ergonomics at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His main research interests are interior design, comfort and vehicle seat design and their applications in mobility.
Peter has written more than 250 papers and books in the field of comfort, performance and design of interior designs. His latest book is ‘Vehicle Seat Comfort and Design’ (publisher Pumbo, 2016), which is a follow up of ‘Aircraft Interior Comfort and Design’, co-authored by Klaus Brauer, one of the leading designers of the Boeing 787 interior (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2011). One of Peter’s current projects is the interior of the Flying V. Peter received his PhD degree in 1989 at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leiden in the field of biomechanics. He sits on the editorial board of various scientific journals (e.g. Applied Ergonomics).
- Graduated at the Faculty of Movement Sciences, VU, Amsterdam.
- PhD at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leiden on 'a biomechanical model of the lumbar back muscles'.
- Several courses on management and design
Peter wrote more than 200 papers and books in the field of comfort, performance and design of interiors. His latest book is ‘Aircraft Interior Comfort and Design’ co-authored by Klaus Brauer, one of the leading designers of the Boeing 787 interior (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2011). If Peter is asked to give a lecture (one of his favourite activities), people are mostly interested in hearing talk about participatory ergonomics, interior design and seat comfort experience.
He has guided design projects on Bahco paintscrapers, aircraft interiors, B/E aerospace aircraft seats, BMW car seats, Volvo assembly line design, KPN office interiors, Interstuhl office seats, Gispen sit-stand meeting tables, Ahrend meeting room interiors etc.
Specialisation / field of research
Effects on comfort (well-being), performance (productivity) and health. The field of research is Physical and Organisational human-environment interaction:
- Study the effects of interior designs that are focused on increasing comfort, productivity, innovativeness and health for employees,
- Design and research regarding products like hand tools, seats, and vehicle interiors with special attention to comfort and human performance
Lectures and/or coaches students on:
He is currently guiding 13 PhDs in the field of seating, aircraft interiors, office interiors and office environments and masters students.
Comfort, interior design, participatory design processes
- Vink Comfort and Design
- Number of hours: 2 hours/week.
Involved in the research project(s):
Vehicle Seat: Comfort and Design
Peter Vink (ed)
Published in 2016
Advances in Social and Organizational Factors
Peter Vink (ed)
Published in 2012
Aircraft interior comfort and design
Peter Vink and Klaus Brauer
Published in 2011
Advances in Occupational, Social, and Organizational Ergonomics
P. Vink and J. Kantola (ed)
Published in 2010
Comfort and Design: principles and good practice
Peter Vink (ed)
Published in 2005
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"Sustainable productivity can be reached by adapting environments to human and organisational characteristics."