Dr. ing. Rozendaal, M.C.

Associate professor
Department of Human Information and Communication Design

Academic Background

In 2001 Marco graduated as an interaction designer at the faculty of Art, Media and Technology at the Utrecht School of the Arts. Hereafter, he conducted his PhD thesis at Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, where he focussed on the experience of engagement and the product, expertise and task factors that influence it. In 2007 Marco started as an assistant professor in the Designing Quality in Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology where he focussed on engagement and aesthetics in product service systems. In 2011, Marco returned to Delft and, is now associate professor in Interaction Design at Human Information and Communication Design. Marco’s research focuses on interaction aesthetics with a specific focus on new interaction styles and paradigms made possible by new interactive technologies.

Currently, Marco is developing knowledge on interaction aesthetics, working on new interactive experience assessment tools within the CRISP project Interactive Play Environments and coordinates the design innovation for healthcare initiative for the Princess Maxima Centre for Child Oncology. He organized several workshops (NEMO ‘Science Live’, Amsterdam 2011; Ambient Intelligence conference, Pisa, 2012) and developed three experience assessment apps, in cooperation with the creative industry. Marco has published in the International Journal of Design and Design Research Journal and several design-related conferences. In education Marco is involved in the Minor Interactive Environments and Integrated Technology Design, together with Aadjan van der Helm, and is involved in the honours program module on Interaction Aesthetics, together with Gert Pasman.


  • 2001 - 2006
    (PhD) Industrial Design Delft University of Technology
  • 1996 - 2001
    (HBO) Interaction Design, Utrecht School of the Arts


  • 2020 - present 
    Associate Professor Interaction Design at Human Information and communication design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2012 - 2020 
    Assistant Professor Interaction Design at Human Information and communication design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2011 - 2012
    Post-doc researcher on the User Experience of Product-Service Systems (CRISP project Intelligent Play Environments)
  • 2010 - present 
    Founder Symbiont Innovation (experience design & research)
  • 2010 - 2013
    Co-founder Aropa foundation (open design & innovation)
  • 2007- 2010
    Assistant Professor Interaction Design Dept. of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 2006-2007
    Design Researcher at Design Aesthetics, Dept. of Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology
  • 2001-2006
    PhD candidate at Human Information and Communication Design Dept. of Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology         
  • 2001
    Interaction design graduate, at the Information-Technology-Centre, ING-Banking group, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2000
    Interaction design graduate, at User-System-Interaction-Technology Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 1999
    Research assistant intern, at the Centre for User-System-Interaction, Eindhoven University of Technology                          
  • 1999
    Interaction designer intern, at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology University of Toronto
  • 1999 
    Interaction designer intern at VPRO-digitaal 

Specialization / field of research

Research interests include, but are not limited to:

  1. Interaction design and aesthetics
  2. User Experience of product service systems
  3. Design innovation for healthcare

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  1. Supervision of graduation projects of students of Industrial Design Engineering
  2. Interactive environments (teacher & coordinator)
  3. Integrated technology design (teacher)
  4. Interaction Aesthetics (teacher)

Involved in the research project(s):