Dr Domenique van Gennip
Casual Academic

Dr Domenique van Gennip

  • 2018: Joint PhD in Interaction Design from University of Technology Sydney and Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 2012: MSc in Human-Technology Interaction from Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 2010: BSc in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology
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I am an interaction designer and human-centred researcher. My primary interest is how technology can be designed to work for and with people.

I obtained a Bachelor in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology, with a focus on interaction design. At the same university, I completed a Master in Human-Technology Interaction with a thesis that focused on social connectedness and the psychological influence of mediated heartbeat signals. In 2013, I started a joint doctoral degree in the Materialising Memories program at UTS and Eindhoven which was completed in 2018. My thesis was titled ‘Bringing Up The Past: Design for Serendipitous Reminiscing’ and investigated how people use and display personal media such as photos. My recent work continues the interest in how interactive products and media influence and benefit reminiscing in everyday life. In the past years, I have also been involved in research that explores how augmented reality can improve professional practice for technical workers out in the field. Currently, I'm working on interaction design challenges around clean energy communities, a trend that brings energy generation, storage, and consumption closer together and in the hands of more people (who thus may have a need for better tools to manage this change).

I have taught on interaction design, human-centered research methods, and design thinking. My role as a lecturer in the Design Next program involves developing design-oriented teaching and research across schools and faculties.

Location
Ainsworth Building, Level 5, Room 503
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Zürn X; Bakker S; Broekhuijsen M; Zijlema A; Van Gennip D; Van Den Hoven E, 2019, 'Stimulating photo curation on smartphones', in CHIIR 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, pp. 255 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3295750.3298947
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Van Gennip D; Orth D; Imtiaz MA; Van Den Hoven E; Plimmer B, 2016, 'Tangible cognition: Bringing together tangible interaction and cognition in HCI', in Proceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016, pp. 662 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3010915.3011863
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Van Gennip D; Van Den Hoven E; Markopoulos P, 2016, 'The phenomenology of remembered experience: A repertoire for design', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2970930.2970942
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Van Gennip D; Van Den Hoven E; Markopoulos P, 2015, 'Things that make us reminisce: Everyday memory cues as opportunities for interaction design', in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, pp. 3443 - 3452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702460

My  research, as part of Design Next, is focusing on design research around two pillars:

  • One is design challenges around clean energy communities, a trend that brings energy generation, storage, and consumption closer together and in the hands of more people (who thus may have a need for better means to manage this change). We are looking at what this change means for social issues, policy, interaction design, service design, and technology, all with a design research angle. Have a look at the Energy Futures description on our research page.
  • The second area is design leadership; what makes a design leader actually a leader and how is this different from established perspectives around leadership (a big topic in management research)?

In the recent past, I also worked on:

  • Design to support remembering: with ever more digital media collected, how can we put all that material to use to let us reminisce and remember the past? Just having large amounts of data and files is not enough, we need to make an explicit effort to make that data useful for our remembering practices. As part of Materialising Memories, I worked on design research for and through design for a system that could cue memories using our personal photos.
  • I have also been involved in industry-sponsored research that explores how augmented reality can improve professional practice for technical workers out in the field.

If you have an idea for a project that touches on design, could benefit from human-centred design insights, or otherwise fits my interests, feel free to get in touch.

I have taught on a range of topics around Human-Computer Interaction, ranging from Design Thinking to Design Futuring, Interaction Design, and Human-Centred Research Methods.

Between 2019 and 2021, I was involved as a coordinator for the following courses:

  • ENGG1000
  • DESN2000
  • DESN3000
  • MMAN3000