4TU Design United PhD Day 2024

14 februari 2024 09:30 t/m 16:00 | Zet in mijn agenda

Kick off the new year with the 4TU Design United PhD Day, February 14 in Utrecht!

Design United aims to co-create the Dutch Design Research landscape and connect design researchers across the 4TUs. We invite all PhD and EngD researchers, their advisors, and 4TU design researchers, to meet each other and discuss the latest themes in design research.

We start the day with a Keynote by Marleen Stikker, director of Waag Futurelab, followed by Pieter Jan Stappers, Professor of Design Techniques at TU Delft who will introduce the landscape of PhD research in Design, concluded with a panel discussion. In the afternoon we offer a variety of topics in break-out sessions ranging from theories, methods, to application domains.

The event will be in Utrecht a few minutes walk from Utrecht Central Station, on Wednesday, February 14. Yes, that is Valentine's Day, and yes, that is Carnaval.


  • 9:30: Door open
  • 10:00: Welcome
  • 10:15 - 11:00: Keynote Marleen Stikker Waag Futurelab
  • 11:00 - 11:45: PhD Research in Design by Pieter Jan Stappers, TU Delft
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:0: Break-out sessions discussing and (re)defining important themes in Design Research.
  • 15:00: Closing and drinks
  • 16:00: The end

Location: Domstad (5 minutes walk from Utrecht Central Station)
Koningsbergerstraat, 3531 AJ Utrecht 

Questions and further information mail to du@4tu.nl