Design. Knowledge. Production
Annual Conference of the German Society of Design Theory and Research (DGTF)
Prof. Dr. Pieter Jan Steppers
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 Delft's new Master programme of Design for Interaction, 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 http://studiolab.io.tudelft.nl/stappers/.