Dr. ir. Jaskiewicz, T.J.

Tomasz Jaskiewicz is Design Fellow in Prototyping Complexity at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Tomasz Jaskiewicz researches and develops tools, methods and strategies that support designers and non-professionals in iterative prototyping with interactive technologies. As a Design Fellow in Prototyping Complexity at the IDE he leverages education-driven research to develop prototyping strategies that address complex socio-technological issues encountered in the context of contemporary cities, public areas and workplaces.

Academic Background

Tomasz Jaskiewicz has a background in architecture and urban design, and practical experience with developing experimental architectural projects, interactive installations, and digital design tools. He holds architecture and urban planning MSc degrees from TU Delft and TU Gdansk. In his PhD research at the TU Delft he investigated tools and methods for designing interactive and adaptable architectural systems. He collaborated with the architecture firm Oosterhuis_Lénárd (onl.eu) and the Hyperbody group (hyperbody.nl), and co-founded a startup Hive Systems developing software for programming distributed networks of interactive agents. He joined the IDE Faculty in 2014 as assistant professor to pursue methods-level research on Explorative Prototyping as a strategy for dealing with complexity inherent in designing of interactive environments. He has also been carrying out content-level research into social practices within flexible office ecosystems and smart city contexts, with a specific focus on sustainability, behaviour change, participatory design, IoT, AI and big data. In 2021 Tomasz has been appointed as professor (lector) of Civic Prototyping at the Creating 010 Research Centre at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, and has been awarded a Design Fellow position at the IDE faculty.

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