Oscar Tomico


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Dr. Oscar Tomico (1979) is Assistant Professor of the Designing Quality in Interaction Research Group at the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology. His main research topic to develop situated practices allowing for a constructive confrontation between the designer's rationale and societal motivations and values (co-reflection). Current projects focus involving stakeholders during the design process to foster co-operation and reflective practices between participants in order to frame the design space, collaboration space and reformulate their design opportunity. He is the project leader of the Smart Textile Services project part of the Dutch Creative Industry Scientific Program (CRISP 2011). He gained his PhD in 2007 from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, in Innovation Processes in Product Design. His PhD thesis was on subjective experience gathering techniques for interaction design based on constructivist psychology. He has been a guest researcher and lecturer at the University of Tsukuba School of Comprehensive Human Science and at Chiba University (2007, 2008), both in Japan, at UIAH (Helsinki University of Arts and Design, 2006, 2007), at ELISAVA (2010), UPF -DTIC (2010), Business engineering school, La Salle (2010). Co-project leader of the Philips Creative Challenge (2009). Research fellow at eLean Center, Open University of Catalunya (2010-2011). He has been invited speaker at conferences like EME3 2010 in Barcelona. He has been scientific committee member and reviewer of international conferences such as DPPI (2007, 2011), IDEC (2006) and NORDES (2011). He has published in conferences like CHI 2009 and design journals like Temes de Disseny (2009) or the International Journal of Design (2010).

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Bhomer, Martijn ten, Tomico, Oscar, Kleinsmann, Maaike, Kuusk, Kristi, Wensveen, Stephan (2012): Designing Smart Textile Services through value networks, team mental models and shared own. In Service design and innovation conference ServDes, 0 (0) pp. . http://www.crispplatform.nl/sites/default/files/designing-smart-textile-services-through-value-networks-team-mental-models-and-shared-ownership1.pdf

Bhome, Martijn ten, Tomico, Oscar, Kleinsmann, Maaike, Kuusk, Kristi, Wensveen, Stephan (2012): Designing Smart Textile Services through value networks, team mental models and shared own. In: Service design and innovation conference ServDes. 2012 8-10 February, 2012, Espoo, Finland. pp. 1-10. http://www.crispplatform.nl/sites/default/files/designing-smart-textile-services-through-value-networks-team-mental-models-and-shared-ownership1.pdf

Tomico, Oscar, Frens, Joep W., Overbeeke, Kees (2009): Co-reflection: user involvement for highly dynamic design processes. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 2695-2698. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520389

Pifarré, Marc, Tomico, Oscar (2007): Bipolar laddering (BLA): a participatory subjective exploration method on user experience. In: Proceedings of DUX07 Designing for User eXperiences , 2007, . pp. 2. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1389908.1389911