With the shift of the scope of societal issues to the system level and long-term impact, the individual threatens to be lost from sight. Socio-technical systems are often hard to comprehend for people. Within that growing complexity it’s important to (permanently) shift back to the human experience, the significance for a culture or community and the personal or user experience. A countermovement is needed from global to local. What makes people happy? What moves them and what challenges them? And what degree of autonomy do they want to preserve or give up? With the growing (technological) possibilities, more and more often the questions arises of what we want to measure and know (‘quantified self’) and what we can do with all that data in varying domains such as e-health, education and museums.


 11:30 - 12:30

Nature is an under-recognised healer, a recent report from the European environmental policy (IEEP) concluded. And indeed, academic studies have shown that nature heals and improves mental functioning and, as such, is one of the most important determinants of wellbeing. At the same time, there is a lack of insights into which specific elements of nature are important. As a result, few nature-based design interventions are evidence-based. The goal of this session is to show how to develop an evidence-based design approach to human flourishing.

Organisers: Karin Tanja-Dijkstra, Thomas van Rompay, Geke Ludden
Moderator: Karin Tanja-Dijkstra


Nature and human flourishing
Exposure to nature is fundamental for inspiring mental states conducive to mental health and psychological wellbeing including creativity, inspiration, and wonder. We are now just beginning to understand why and what it is in nature that is so beneficial. In this session, Thomas will review these findings and highlight their design implications.

Speaker: Thomas van Rompay

Nature in the healthcare environment
Based on the knowledge of the health benefits of nature in clinical environments,  Karin  will discuss several research challenges, introduce novel research ideas, and share results of recent projects where she demonstrates how nature-based interventions can provide further evidence of the benefits of nature in healthcare. 

SpeakerKarin Tanja-Dijkstra

Designing nature-based interventions
Geke explores how insights from nature research can be applied in design for health and wellbeing. She reviews projects ranging from design interventions aimed at providing a restorative experience during work, to the design of nature-based content aimed at improving patient experience in the ICU.

Speaker: Geke Ludden, Dana Weidemann


BLOCK 3 | UPPS - Ultra-Personalised Products and Services
13:30 - 14:30

Due to increased access to digital manufacture and computational support, Ultra Personalised Products and related serivices are here to stay. This year, we want to highlight the diversity and feasibility of personalisation. Furthermore, we will officially launch the Smart Industry research project on this topic: Next UPPS

Moderator: Jouke Verlinden

Introducing Next UPPS
Together with representatives from TU Delft/ Eindhoven/Twente, we will briefly introduce this session with regard to the promise and challenges of ultra-personalisation.

Speakers: Jouke Verlinden, Tom Vaneker, Stephan Wensveen


Ultimaker 2 Go - Packaging for the maker community
The customizable packaging for Ultimaker’s 2Go 3D-printer is an inspiring example of a solution that leverages the creative power of the online maker community. In this talk, Mark tells about the design process of this unique project and explains the crucial role the packaging plays in a customer journey that unfolds both online and offline.

SpeakerMark Assies


Personalised shoes
Solemaker is an ultra personalised platform for generating 
shoes uniquely made for the user.

Speaker: Troy Nachtigall 


Personalised protection
The Pro Gauntlet protective glove gives users unparraleled freedom of movement. This design is currently being prepared for large scale production;  sizing is of the utmost important. 

Speaker: Maarten Kamphuis 


Personalised Headphones
Great sounding headphones that you can build, upgrade & repair yourself. The headphones were launched on kickstarter a year ago.

Speaker: Patrick Schuur


Personalised 3D printing
Printing for the human dimension

Speaker: Joris van Tubergen 


Closing discussion and connecting to FieldLab(s)


15:00 - 16:00

Life today is becoming increasingly data intense. Raised consciousness about self-empowerment in health maintenance, accompanied by growing technological advances and monitoring devices stimulates innovative approaches to health and wellness management. The availability of digital information on lifestyle and health status provides an opportunity to leverage innovations in data science to make faster and better informed decisions in healthcare and in our daily lives.

Organiser: Marijana Radonjic
Moderator: Karin Hagoort

From data to healthcare: bridging the gap

To leverage innovations in data science to empower decision making, data needs to be efficiently collected, analysed, and fed back in a user-friendly form. This session addresses a case of data-to-decisions cycle at the Psychiatry department of UMCU, and presents opportunities and challenges for using smart fashion to generate self-tracking data.

Speaker: Marijana Radonjic


UMCU case: What is wrong with Psychiatry?
In psychiatry diagnoses are based on a classification model of symptom clusters and cut-off scores. Reality is much more complex. The interaction between the environment, genetic vulnerability and physiological functionality leads to dynamic behaviour, emotions and cognition. Big data statistics can help us unravel these complex interactions and with these insights, support the doctor in decision making.

Speaker: Floor Scheepers


Hospital data: storage, sources and privacy issues 
In Psychiatry an enormous amount of patient data is collected (structured and unstructured). Accurate datamanagement,  storage and privacy protection is essential.

Speaker: Karin Hagoort


Psychiatry Data Process Platform
To support the data process of the Psychiatry team, EdgeLeap has implemented a self-service platform for structuring of data analysis workflows and automatic, periodic processing of patient data. The platform empowers data scientists to perform reproducible analyses using their favorite tooling and improves connection to bedside by generating automated infographics reports.

Speaker: Marijana Radonjic/ Thomas Kelder


Improving care: Results from a pilot
The pilot project has led to some preliminary but fruitful results that could be directly applied in daily practice. Also facilitators and barriers will be discussed.

Speaker: Karin Hagoort


New ways: wearables and a compute-visits-data model
The compute visits data model will be explained and the role of new technology, like wearables, to improve individualized profiling of psychiatric patients. In 4 clinical “hubs” algorithms and outcome knowledge will be shared in order to realize fast implementation of care improvements.  

Speaker: Floor Scheepers


Wearable Surveillance: Using Smart Fashion for Self-tracking

Smart Fashion is particularly fit for practices of self-tracking, as it is relatively unobtrusive and mobile enough to be worn in everyday life. When integrated into garments, sensors constantly stay in touch with the wearer’s body, environment, and behaviour, and are ‘smart’ enough to respond to specific stimuli.

Speaker: Lianne Toussaint


Discussion & closing




Mark Assies is creative director at FLEX/design, a product and packaging design consultancy from Delft, the Netherlands founded in 1989.

Karin is head of the Innovation team of the department of psychiatry . Her expertise is the development and implemention of E-Health & Big Data solutions in daily care.
Also known as “the mad scientist of Historical European Martial Arts”, Maarten Kamphuis was awarded best TU graduate of 2010 for a sword design. Together with Youval Kuipers, they designed a perfect protective glove giving the user an unparalleled degree of freedom. 
is Associate Professor at the Department of Design, Production and Management, University of Twente. She studies how the design of products and services can contribute to positive changes in people's physical or mental health. 
Troy is PhD researcher at TUe on the future of personalization in the Netherlands.

is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, head of the department of psychiatry and a professor Innovation in Mental Health Care at UMC Utrecht. Her focus in research & care is applied data science and development of eHealth. 

Patrick Schuur graduated from TU Eindhoven (IDE) and co-founded print+ a product  a line of do-it-yourself kits that allow consumers to build and customize their own products by 3D printing the mechanical parts. 

is Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research addresses the domains of nature and health, and she is particularly interested in the effects of nature in healthcare environments. She is one of the partners in the research programme “Groene Gezonde Ziekenhuizen”.

is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Department of Cultural Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. She is currently finalizing her dissertationWearing Technology: When Fashion and Technology Entwine, which addresses how techno-fashion transforms relations between the human body, fashion, and technology.  
Joris van Tubergen is a designer, inventor and expert in the field of 3D printing. His imprint can be found in several projects/installations in leading galleries and museums. With an MSc in Industrial Design (TUDelft), he is currently Creative Director of FabLab ProtoSpace in Utrecht, as well as Design United Visiting Professor at TU Delft.
Marijana is co-founder and CEO of EdgeLeap. As an entrepreneur with a PhD in life sciences, her core expertise is the implementation of innovative data science concepts in the life science industries.
is Associate Professor of communciation science at the University of Twente. With a background in cognitive psychology and subsequent experience in design research, his work addresses how design elements of products and environments influence affective experience and behaviour.

(PhD Mechanical Engineering) is Associate Professor at the department of Design Engineering at the University of Twente. His research interest focuses on the smart use of robotics in industry, design for additive manufacturing, and additive manufacturing process development.

(PhD Design Engineering) is Assistant Professor Human-centred Digital Manufacturing and principal investigator of the 3D Building FieldLab (large-scale wire & arc Additive Manufacturing (MX3D)). He has successfully led several EU and STW funded projects focused on augmented reality and additive manufacturing.
As a master student Industrial design Engineering, Dana Weidemann is doing research on how use knowledge on the restorative effect of nature in creating video content for a luminous ceiling developed by Philips Vitalminds Venture. The luminous ceiling will be used in Intensive Care Units in hospitals where many patients suffer from delirium which is the most common mental complication in critically ill patients. 

(PhD Design Engineering) is Associate Professor at the department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. His interest is in using the creative power of design to integrate research, education and innovation.



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