MSc. Waart, P. van

Peter van Waart is PhD candidate at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Peter van Waart, MA, works at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is responsible for the Honours Programme and the Innovation Lab Co-creation in the Public Domain. Peter initiated Sensor Lab in which students experiment with sensor technology and public screens and he is one of the initiators of Rotterdam Open Data.  He received his Master degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Radboud University Nijmegen. Currently, he is establishing his PhD research on human values and design of meaningful technology at the Delft University of Technology. In 2010, Peter is Member of Council, an advisory think-tank on Internet of Things. 


  • 1991 – 1994 
    Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
    MA, Educational Science
  • 1986 – 1991 
    HAN University of Applied Sciences
    BA, Teacher Training Visual Arts


  • April 2010 
    Co-initiator Rotterdam Open Data
  • January 2008 
    Researcher on Human Centered ICT
    Knowledge Center Media & Design, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
  • April 2006 
    Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication, Media and Information Technology, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
  • May 2001 – April 2006 
    Senior Project Manager, Motivaction International
  • November 1996 – March 2001  
    Project Manager, AND International Publishers

Specialisation/Field of research

Methods for eliciting human values in the design process of meaningful interactive media and technology. 

Lectures and/or coaches students on

At Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Communication & Multimedia Design :

  • experience design
  • meaningful branding
  • pervasive advertising  
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