Prof. dr. Stappers, P.J.
After an education in experimental physics (MSc 1984), Pieter Jan Stappers made the switch to Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, and followed a research path which led from human perception, spatial imagery, Virtual Reality (PhD in 1992), to design tools and participatory design techniques. His current activities as full professor of design techniques (as of 2002) encompass coordinating the Faculty's Graduate School, being informal director of ID-StudioLab, and heading the research subprogramme on tools and techniques for the conceptual phase of design. Key elements in his work are 'research through design', 'experiential prototypes', contextmapping, which can be found on his webpage (click here)
Dr. (PhD) Delft University of Technology
Drs. (MSc) in Experimental Physics & Informatics, Radboud University Nijmegen
VWO Gymnasium-b. Canisius College, Nijmegen
- 2003- present
full professor, Design Techniques, Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) TU Delft
- 1996- 2003
associate professor, Design Techniques, IDE-TU Delft
- 1984- 1996
assistant professor, Form Theory, IDE-TU Delft
Specialisation / field of research
Design techniques, especially tools and techniques for the early phases of design. Early concept prototyping and contextmapping.
Lectures and/or coaches students on:
- Visualisation and communication to support designing
- Experiential prototyping
- User studies, contextmapping in particular
- Research methods, research through design in particular
- New media tools
- Design tools and techniques
Click here for an overview of my publications.