Dr. ir. Sleeswijk Visser, F.

Froukje Sleeswijk Visser is Associate Professor of Service Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Her research focuses on human centered design, codesign, service design and research through design.

Academic Background

Froukje Sleeswijk Visser has a background in Industrial Design Engineering (MSc in 2003 and PhD ‘Bringing the everyday life of people into design’ in 2009). Besides her work at TU Delft,  she works as an independent design researcher, with particular interest in realizing social impact through multiple stakeholder collaboration and facilitating change through human centred design (ContextQueen).


  • 1996
    Photography Lorenzo de Medici, Florence
  • 2003
    Master Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 2009
    PhD, TU Delft ‘Bringing the everyday life of people into design’


Since 2006 I run my own design research company: Contextqueen

Specialisation / field of research

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Media coverage

View the episode 'An Audience with the Context Queen' in the IDE 'Out of the Blue' podcast series

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Service Design by Industrial Designers

Froukje Sleeswijk Visser
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Published in 2013