Ir. Bluemink, R.G.H.

Bart Blueminkis a lecturer and PhD candidate working at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His main research interests are Servitization, Design Strategy, Service Design, and Lean Project Managemen.

Academic Background

After his graduation in 1986, he used to work as a manager of product development for several leading brands in the consumer business. As a designer, he developed various successful products. As an experienced project manager, he led many complex innovation projects to a fruitful close.

During his career, he benefited greatly from his education at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Maybe that is why he has become an enthusiastic ambassador of the Delft Industrial Design Engineering study program. In one way or another, he always stayed connected with the faculty, either by coaching master graduate students within the companies, he worked for or as an external advisor in the educational advisory committee.

In 2016, he started as a part-time teacher of practice in the DOS department. He became enthusiastic and passionate about sharing his experiences on design practice, theory and methods with BSc and MSc students. In 2018 he started his PhD on servitization, researching how technology-driven B2B manufacturers of investment goods can create product-service value propositions for end-users and become orchestrators of product-service ecosystems.


  • 1980 – 1986
    Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology


  • 2016 – present
    Lecturer/Researcher, Delft University of Technology, faculty Industrial Design Engineering
  • 2015 – present
    DNAMX, Strategic Design Consultancy, Rotterdam
  • 2007 – 2015
    Independent Project Manager Innovation Management, BlueMink IDS, Oranjewoud
  • 2003 – 2007
    Manager Product and Process Development, Forbo Flooring, Krommenie
  • 2000 – 2003
    Manager Product Development, Berg Toys, Ede
  • 1991 – 2000
    Manager Product Development, Batavus, Heerenveen
  • 1986 – 1991 
    Industrial Designer, Royal Sphinx, Maastricht

Specialisation/field of research

  • Innovation Management
  • Design Strategy
  • Design Engineering
  • Project Risk Management
  • Lean Project Planning

Coaches students on

  • BCT (1st year BSc)
  • SPI (2nd year BSc)
  • PO3 (2nd year BSc)
  • BEP (3rd year BSc)
  • MPI course coordinator (1st year IPD-master)
  • Internships
  • Graduate projects

Secondary employment