Dr. ir. Boon, M.J.B.

Boudewijn Boon is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His main research activities are centered on enabling behaviour change and understanding the various ways in which design activities can play a central role in generating knowledge (i.e. ‘research through design’). Boudewijn is currently working as a postdoc at the Food and Eating Design Lab, exploring how ‘seasonality’ can play role in promoting healthy and sustainable eating.

Academic Background

In his work, Boudewijn generates concepts and prototypes, and implements these in real world contexts. Below is a short video of Fizzy, a robotic ball designed to enable young children with cancer to engage in physical activity and play during periods of hospitalization. Boudewijn designed Fizzy as part of his PhD research and conducted field work with Fizzy at the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology.

After a BEng in product design and a MSc in industrial ecology, Boudewijn Boon started his PhD at Delft University of Technology, focusing on stimulating young children's physical activity and play in hospital environments. After obtaining his doctoral degree, he has started as a postdoc on the topic of designing for healthy lifestyles.


  • 2020
    PhD, Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2013
    MSc, Industrial Ecology, Leiden University & Delft University of Technology
  • 2009
    BEng, Industrial Product Design, The Hague University of Applied Sciences 


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral design researcher, Food and Eating Design Lab, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 20142020
    PhD candidate, Meedoen=Groeien!, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 2014 
    Research assistant, Delft Institute of Positive Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 2013–2014
    Research assistant, Reinvent The Toilet Challenge, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 2011
    Desk researcher, DPI Value Centre, Eindhoven 

Specialisation/Field of research

  • Design, food and seasonality 
  • Research through design
  • Design for children’s play

Lectures and/or coaches students on

  • Food and Eating Design (ID5295)
  • Graduation projects on food, eating, health, and sustainability