Joep Frens

Author: Joep Frens

Ph.D Joep (J.W.) Frens is assistant professor. He obtained his Master's degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He went to Switzerland to pursue a career in research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, returning to the Netherlands as a PhD student. In 2006 he received a doctoral diploma from TU/e on a thesis entitled ‘Designing for Rich Interaction: Integrating Form, Interaction, and Function'. He teaches several courses at Bachelor's and Master's levels, and is continuing his research on designing for interaction. He has recently been invited for teaching and lecturing in the USA (Carnegie Mellon University), Germany (Hochschule fur Gestaltung Swabisch Gmund) and South-Korea (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). His PhD explores design for interaction through a ‘research-through-design' approach.


Publication period start: 2011
Number of co-authors: 10


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Jelle van Dijk
Caroline Hummels
Kees Overbeeke

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Caroline Hummels
Jean-Bernard Martens
Kees Overbeeke


Djajadiningrat, Tom, Wensveen, Stephan, Frens, Joep, Overbeeke, Kees (2004): Tangible Products: redressing the balance between appearance and action. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 8 (5) pp. 294-309.

Hoven, Elise van den, Frens, Joep, Aliakseyeu, Dima, Martens, Jean-Bernard, Overbeeke, Kees, Peters, Peter (2007): Design research & tangible interaction. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2007, . pp. 109-115.

Hummels, Caroline, Frens, Joep (2009): The reflective transformative design process. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 2655-2658.

Mendels, Philip, Frens, Joep, Overbeeke, Kees (2011): Freed: a system for creating multiple views of a digital collection during the design proc. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1481-1490.

Dijk, Jelle van, Frens, Joep (2011): Being there, doing it: the challenge of embodied cognition for design. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Creativity and Cognition , 2011, . pp. 443-444.