Ir. Zeumeren, I.M. van

Ilse van Zeumeren is a design researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. She is involved in the Mediator project in which she focuses on research and design of the HMI of autonomous vehicles. 

Academic Background

In April 2020, Ilse was awarded her Master in Design for Interaction from TU Delft. Throughout her studies, she became acquainted with mobility-related design. During the Renault Design Awards in 2017 and an internship at Daimler’s R&D Future Mobility department, she developed a specific interest in emotional connections and trend-based scenarios concerning interactions within mobility (systems). Currently, she’s a freelance designer in the field of interaction within society and mobility in addition to her role in the European project Mediator in which she’s designing a holistic human-machine interface (HMI) that facilitates two-way communication between the driver and vehicle during different levels of driving automation.

In her view, the challenge of designing in the field of mobility lies in designing for the future; how to find a balance between trends, developments, user preferences and changeable behaviour. In this matter, design can be adapted to fit the user’s needs, provoke a change of thought, or even stimulate changes in behaviour. 


  • 2017 ─ 2020
    MSc Design for Interaction, Delft University of Technology
  • 2012 ─ 2017
    BSc Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

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Ilse van Zeumeren

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