Stappers

Motto:

Speels en degelijk

Contact:

P.J.Stappers@remove-this.tudelft.nl 

Room

C-3-130 

Phone

+31 (0)15 27 85202

Address

Landbergstraat 15
2628CE Delft
The Netherlands

 

Prof.dr. P.J. Stappers (Pieter Jan)

Professor  of Design Techniques
Department Industrial Designsection Conceptualization and Communication

Biography

After an education in experimental physics (MSc 1984), Pieter Jan Stappers made the switch to Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, and followed a research path which led from human perception, spatial imagery, Virtual Reality (PhD in 1992), to design tools and participatory design techniques. His current activities as full professor of design techniques (as of 2002) encompass coordinating the Faculty's Graduate School, being informal director of ID-StudioLab, and heading the research subprogramme on tools and techniques for the conceptual phase of design. Key elements in his work are 'research through design', 'experiential prototypes', contextmapping, which can be found on his webpage (click here)

Education

  • 1992 Dr. (PhD) Delft University of Technology
  • 1984 Drs. (MSc) in Experimental Physics & Informatics, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 1978 VWO Gymnasium-b. Canisius College, Nijmegen

Experience

2003- present
full professor, Design Techniques, Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) TU Delft

1996- 2003
associate professor, Design Techniques, IDE-TU Delft

1984- 1996
assistant professor, Form Theory, IDE-TU Delft

Specialisation / field of research

Design techniques, especially tools and techniques for the early phases of design. Early concept prototyping and contextmapping.

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  1. Visualisation and communication to support designing
  2. Experiential prototyping
  3. User studies, contextmapping in particular
  4. Research methods, research through design in particular
  5. New media tools
  6. Design tools and techniques

Publications

Click here for an overview of my publications.

Book

Convivial Toolbox: 

generative research for the front end of design 

Publisher

BIS

Author

Liz Sanders, Pieter Jan Stappers

Date

December 2012

Involved in the research project(s):

Name author: M&C
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