Ir. Ruiter, I.A.

Iemkje Ruiter is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Born in Friesland, educated in Twente and Groningen. Wanted to become a GP. Changed my mind and find myself teaching ergonomics to Industrial Design students


  • BSc Medicine, RijksUniversiteit Groningen
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering, Universiteit Twente


  • 1986-1987: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: Extended research on my graduation project: a device for playing computer games by moving a single finger joint  (Rehabilitation Department)
  • 1987- now: Delft University of Technology Assistant professor in Ergonomics, Section Applied Ergonomics and Design, Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Specialisation / field of research

  • Human Modeling
  • ADAPS (Anthropometric Design Assessment Program System) program
  • Focus on the use of anthropometric data during the design process.

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • IO1021: People and Products
  • IO2081: Modeling
  • IO1026zi: Bridging Course Ergonomics
  • ID4256: Project Usability and User eXperience Assessment in Design (UXAD)
  • Supervisor of graduating students

Involved in the research project(s):

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