MSc. Goto, L.

Lyè Goto is a PhD student at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Her main research interests are 3D Scanning, 3D Anthropometry, Physical Ergonomics, Inclusive Design and Design for Healthcare

Academic Background

In 2007 Lyè obtained her IDE Master’s degree with a specialisation in Medisign. Her thesis involved designing a universal backpack for people who depend on enteral feeding. Here, Lyè got her first real taste of Design for Healthcare which really sparked her curiosity for the medical field further. After working at the marketing department of Olympus Medical Systems and as a freelance graphic designer she came to realise that she wanted to be more closely involved in the product development process of healthcare innovations and especially the research side. In 2010, she became a researcher on the Laparoscopic Surgery Skills Programme for the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. In 2012 she started her PhD at the department of Applied Ergonomics and Design. Her research focusses on the integration of 3D Anthropometric data of children’s heads and faces into the design of a ventilation mask. In 2017, she started a position as a part-time lecturer in the Medisign Master Specialisation.


  • 2007: MSc degree in Integrated Product Design (Specialisation Medisign), Delft University of Technology
  • 2004: BSc degree in Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology 


  • 2010 - 2011 
    Researcher Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Project at Faculty of IDE
  • 2008 - 2010 
    Freelance Graphic Designer
  • 2007 - 2008 
    Marketing Department Medical Systems, Olympus Netherlands BV 

Specialisation / field of research

  • Medisign
  • User Centred Design
  • 3D Anthropometry 

Lectures/Coaches students on

  • Mens en Product (ID 1022)
  • Inclusive Design (ID 5383)
  • Graduation Projects 

Involved in the research project(s):