MSc. Jellema, A.H.

Industrial Design (ID)


Anton Jellema is a lecturer in ergonomics. He is a member of the Department ID, section Applied Ergonomics and Design. He teaches in the bachelor study and two master specialisations: Design for Interaction and Integrated Product Design. He is involved with the first years' courses Human Factors and lectures about 3d scanning related to anthropometrics and product design. The other courses he is involved in are Interaction and Electronics (about the design and testing of digital user interfaces with the use of Arduino and Axure), Research and Design (a practical course about the basic principles of scientific research), Usability testing and User eXperience evaluation and Design (UXAD), Sports Innovations (Ergonomics) and Medical Design / Inclusive Design. Besides coaching, he participates in the coordination of UXAD. He started working at the Faculty of Industrial Design in 1990.

Anton also works on the topic of 3d body scanning and virtual fit mapping, which consists in evaluating the dimensions of close-to-the-body-products such as virtual reality glasses and protection gear for sports in relation to the shape of the body (static as well as dynamic). He has also experience with Digital Human Modelling.

Anton Jellema was born in Heerenveen and studied physiotherapy where after he worked as a physiotherapist. Later he studied ergonomics and occupational health and prevention. He came to Delft and shortly after that he finished his study in occupational health with an internship at the RET (Public Transport in Rotterdam).

During his career at the TU Delft, he organised many different ergonomic courses and projects together with companies including Ahold, NS, RET, IBM, Philips, Océ, Alcatel, KPN, TNT, TomTom and Miele.

He followed a course in Research methodology at the Delft University and completed this course with an internship at TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research). Besides he followed several courses in organization and management, and courses in work and organizational psychology. In this period, from 1993 - 2008, he was also a consultant in office ergonomics and health.

In 2015 he obtained a master's degree in ergonomics at the Université Paris Descartes.


  • 2014-2015
    MSc in Ergonomics, Faculté des Sciences Fondamentales et Biomédicales, Université Paris Descartes
  • 2013-2014
    University Teaching Qualification (BKO certificate)
  • 1989-1992
Ergonomics and Occupational Health, Hogeschool Enschede
  • 1984-1988
    Physiotherapie, Hogeschool Leeuwarden

Lecturing and coaching

  • Mens en Product
  • Minor Medical Technology Design
  • Minor Sports Innovations
  • Research and Design
  • Interaction and Electronics
  • UXAD
  • Graduation projects.