News and presentations

• September 2016: Organizing Design-for-Wellbeing projects: Using the Capability Approach, published in Design Issues :-) (this paper was rather long in the making... so I was happy to see it published, finally).
• Summer of 2016: Coordinated the production of a series of introductory videos on Open Innovation, in the SSL-erate project, including two videos in which I appear:  
•On April 4, 2016, I acted as a ‘discussant’ in the PhD defence of Andrew Whitcomb, at Gothenburg University. I was invited by Anna Rylander Eklund. She was looking for somebody with expertise on innovation management, co-design, applied ethics, and pragmatism, and she knew my paper Co-Design as a process of joint inquiry and imagination.

• September 2015: 'I am a Luddite--Well, sort of', published. In this short essay, I discuss the application of the Capability Approach in the context of design or innovation projects that aim to promote people's wellbeing. Thank you, Ilse Oosterlaken, for pioneering this application :-)
• May 2015: 'Upon opening the black box and finding it full' published in ST&HV. In this paper I propose that design practices are inherently ethical. My interest in this topic was sparked, years ago, by Langdon Winner's article 'Upon opening the black box and finding it empty' in the same journal. Thank you, Langdon :-)

• 20-21 November 2014: Presented a paper 'Introducing the Capability Approach in research and innovation projects' with Joost van Genabeek, and hosted a workshop 'Focusing innovation projects on promoting well-being: A toolkit' with Helma Luiten, at the International Design and Engineering for Well-being, Agency and Justice Workshop, at Delft University of Technology.
• 3 April 2014: Hosted a workshop on Happiness and Wellbeing, at Chi Sparks 2014, The Hague, in collaboration with Ilse Oosterlaken and Annemarie Mink.

• 11 October 2013: Invited talk "Design for Wellbeing and the Capability Approach" at Closing Conference of the COST IC0904 TWINTIDE project, Bari, Italy.
• 9 May 2013: Participated in a panel on human-centred design, "Bringing users in", at the Future Internet Assembly, Dublin.
• 18 April 2013: Passed the IPMA-D exam for project management.
• 12 March 2013: Awarded a prize for my essay Doelgericht samenwerken aan het oplossen van maatschappelijke problemen en vergroten van welzijn, in an essay competition of the Dutch Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy.

• 19 June 2012: Creative workshop during ISPIM 2012 conference, in which we worked on 'measuring the impact of social innovation projects', Barcelona.
• 27 April 2012: Gave a seminar on Exploring the ethics of human-centred design, at the Human-Centred Design Institute at Brunel University, London.

• 27 Sept 2011: Presentatie Innoveren in de zorg door design thinking gegeven op Cliëntenparticipatie 2.0, Utrecht, georganiseerd door Movisie en Vilans.
• Sept 2011: Presented a poster, based on a paper, on applying the capapbility approach to the design of social networking services in the WeCare project, at the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Conference.
• 31 May 2011: Presented a paper on the ethics of participatory design at the Nordes 2011 Conference, Helsinki.
• 24 May 2011: Invited talk 'Moral questions concerning safety', at ETV-Symposium 'Safety in Tranpsort: Smart Systems Saving Lives', Delft University of Technology.

• 24 September 2010: Workshop at PICNIC, Amsterdam, on Intellectual Property Rights in the Creative Industry, with Pepijn Vos.
• 2 July 2010: Presented a paper on Slow Innovation, co-authored with Steven Dhondt, at EGOS 2010 Colloquium, Lisbon.
• 18 March 2010: Workshop at ICT Delta, The Hague, based on the results of the IIP Create project on collaboration and intellectual property rights, with Pepijn Vos.

• 10 July 2009: Presented a paper on Co-design and Pragmatism, at the 2009 Conference of the Sciety for Philosophy and Technology. I discuss how to understand and organize co-design as a process of inquiry.
• 25 June 2009: Presentatie De mens centraal bij het ontwikkelen van telemedicine toepassingen (service design en user involvement), op Congres Domotica voor de Zorgomgeving.
• 11 June 2009: CHI Netherlands 2009 Conference, which I helped to organize as a member of the programme committe and editor of the conference proceedings.

• 28 November 2008: Defended my doctoral dissertation, 'The fragility of human-centred design', at Delft University of Technology. I wrote this dissertation as a participant in the part-time practitioners' PhD program of the University for Humanistics.
• 18 November 2008: Presentation about Mensgericht ontwerpen van ICT diensten (human-centred design and service design), at Freeband FRUX closing event: Mobiele diensten ontwerpen en exploiteren.
• 2 September 2008: Co-organized a workshop on Co-Design at MobileHCI 2008.
• 11 March 2008: Presentation Patient-centred design in e-Health, at 10e Symposium van het Nationaal Platform e-health.
• 6 February 2008: Presented WeCare at TeleZorg symposium.
• 12 February 2008: Presentation about human-centred design and user involvement, at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2008, Barcelona, in a panel on "It's the User Experience, Stupid!"

Prize winningJune 28, 2007: Presentation about Design for the real world, at Freeband Ambient Communication Event. This proposal for further research was labelled "best" by public vote. "Pleidooi: Design for the real world".
• 21 June 2007: Organizer of a workshop at CHI.NL 2007 conference on early user involvement, with invited participants: Sophie Krier (Rietveld Academy), Froukje Sleeswijk Visser (TU Delft), Dick van Dijk (Waag Society), Remko van der Lugt (Hogeschool Utrecht), Jelle van Dijk (Haagse Hogeschool), Alan Murray (TU/e), Slava Kozlov (Philips Design), Christine De Lille (Favela Fabric) and Bas Raijmakers (Royal College of Art).
• Creative co-design workshops with children, for KPN. Productinnovatie met kinderen.