Dr. Kermavnar, T.
Tjaša Kermavnar is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Tjaša's main research interests lie at the intersection of medical and social sciences with design in the broadest sense, aiming to enable people to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Since May 2021, Tjaša has been the lead researcher on several studies exploring design for mood regulation. She has been participating as a coach in six BSc and MSc courses, including Advanced Concept Design, DfI Research Methodology, Human Factors/Ergonomics, Data, Understanding Humans, and Health. At present, she is also supervising two MSc graduation projects.
Tjaša holds a medical degree, a bachelor's degree in industrial design, and a doctoral degree in ergonomics. Her doctoral and prior postdoctoral research focused on exoskeletons and 3D printing of medical devices. She has taught design and ergonomics at the university and secondary-school level, and wrote and illustrated the first Slovenian textbook on human-centred design. Tjaša also co-authored two handbooks involving ergonomics, and published several scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
PhD, School of Design, University of Limerick, Ireland
BDes cum Laude, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
MD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 2021 – present
Postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
- 2020 – 2021
Postdoctoral researcher, School of Design, University of Limerick, Ireland
- 2017 – 2019
Teacher assistant for Ergonomics, School of Design, University of Limerick, Ireland
- 2011 – 2014
Volunteer teacher assistant for Ergonomics, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Involved in the research project(s):
2021The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mood: an opportunity to design for mood regulation
2016 – 2020XoSoft - Soft modular biomimetic exoskeleton to assist people with mobility impairments
Designing for people: Illustrated textbook on ergonomicOriginal title:
Oblikovanje po meri čoveka: ilustriran učbenik s področja ergonomije za oblikovalce
A look at the public kindergarten and school spaceOriginal title:
Pogledi na prostor javnih vrtcev in osnovnih šol
Vital for work: a textbook for promotion of health at workOriginal title:
Čili za delo: učbenik za promocijo zdravja pri delu