Prof. dr. ir. Kleinsmann, M.S.

Professor
Department Design, Organisation and Strategy
Section Methodology and Organisation of Design

Her main research interests are the role of (collaborative) design in digital transformation and its application in the field of healthcare and mobility

Academic Background

Maaike Kleinsmann is professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design at TU Delft where she graduated in 2001 and obtained in 2006 her doctoral degree for her thesis on collaborative design. She currently studies how design could support the development of smart product-service-systems. She particularly likes to work in the field of healthcare, where digital transformation is urgently needed and where collaborative design is essential from the development of product-service-systems that are desirable for all stakeholders involved. She founded a fieldlab called Cardiolab together with De Hartstichting and Philips, Maaike has received several NWO research grants and is also the 'kwartiermaker' of the Cardiology Tech line of the Delft Health Initiative. Moreover, she is one of the founders of an international Special Interest Group on Healthcare Systems Design Research. 

Education

  • 2001 – 2006
    Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Degree: Ph.D.
    Title thesis: “Understanding collaborative design”
  • 1994 – 2000
    Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Specialization Innovation Management, Degree: Master of Science
  • 1988 – 1994
    High school ‘Twents Carmel Lyceum’

Experience

  • February 2020 – present
    Full Professor at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
    Department of Design, Organization and Strategy, section Methodology and Organization of Design
  • 2013 – 2020
    Associate Professor at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
    Department of Product Innovation and Management, section Management and Organization
  • 2006 – 2013
    Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
  • 2006 – 2007
    Visiting Scholar at University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Design Computing, Sydney, Australia
  • 2001 – 2005
    Teacher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Department of Product Innovation and Management, Section Management and Organization

Specialisation / field of research

  • Digital Transformation
  • Strategic Design
  • Design Methodology
  • Co-creation
  • Healthcare
  • Smart Technologies

Research projects:

Cardio Lab: This is an initiative of The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, De Hartstichting and Philips Design. Within the lab, researchers, designers and students collaboratively develop solutions that support cardiac patients to live a longer and healthier life.

Lectures and/or coaches students

  • Design Strategy Project
  • Data
  • Design Theory & Methodology
  • Master Graduation Projects  

Images of Design Thinking

Rianne Valkenburg, Janneke Sluijs, Maaike Kleinsmann
ISBN: 978 90 5875 602 2

Published in 2016


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