Pierre Lévy

Pierre Lévy

Professor at CNAM, France
Holder of the Chair Design Jean Prouvé

prof. dr. Pierre Lévy, HDR

Professor at National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, France
Design Chair Jean Prouvé

Researcher at Dicen-IDF, France
Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER) Steering Board coordinator

Pierre Lévy is professor at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM) in France, holder of the Chair of Design Jean Prouvé, and researcher at the Dicen-IDF lab. He is interested in the correspondence between theories and design practices, especially regarding transforming practices and sciences. His research mainly focuses on embodiment theories and Japanese philosophy and culture in relation to designing for the everyday. He holds a Mechanical Engineering master’s degree (UT Compiègne, France), a doctoral degree in Kansei (affective) Science (University of Tsukuba, Japan), and a HDR in Information and Communication Sciences (UT Compiègne, France). He is also co-founder and former president of the European Kansei Group (EKG) and coordinator of the Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER) Steering Committee.

 

 

Pierre LévyActivities

Expériences vécues de design
Expériences vécues de design

Berger, E. & Lévy P. (Eds). 2021. Expériences vécues de design. Sciences du Design. Presses Universitaires de France. ISSN: 2428-3711.

Edition | 04 July 2021
Enchanting the everyday
Enchanting the everyday

Studying the everyday life would be an absurd undertaking,and anyway fated to catch nothing of its object, if studying the everyday life would explicitlybe with the intention to transform it.
- Guy Debord (1961)

 
Research programme | 16 October 2020
Artefactual emptiness – On appropriation in kansei design

Lévy, P. (2020). Artefactual emptiness - On appropriation in kansei design. Proceedings of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2020, KEER2020. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Society of Kansei Engineering.

Conference | 30 August 2020
Studying requirements for designing a vitality data sharing platform from a multi-stakeholder perspective

Wada, K., van Renswouw, L. M., Wallner, G., Levy, P. D., & Vos, S. B. (2020). Studying requirements for designing a vitality data sharing platform from a multi-stakeholder perspective. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER 2020), Tokyo, Japan.

Conference | 29 August 2020
Matter of Transformation
Matter of Transformation

How the interweaving between design, philosophy and human & social sciences impacts practices, societies and individuals

Lecture | 04 November 2019
Designing for Systemic Change
Designing for Systemic Change

Many societal challenges require a systemic approach towards change. An approach where multiple stakeholders together create insight in the challenge at hand, and explore possible directions for systemic change. This session explores the concept of Designing for Systemic Change, including: what is it, how do we approach it, and what are the challenges we face?

Project | 03 October 2019
Designing for the everyday through thusness and irregularity

Lévy, P. (2019). Designing for the everyday through thusness and irregularity. In Proceedings of 8th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research, IASDR 2019. Manchester, UK: Manchester Metropolitan University.

Conference | 04 September 2019
Probing Future
Probing Future

In this Design Fiction project, several potential healthcare futures are explored in a collaboration between Philips Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Design Academy Eindhoven, and Frank Kolkman.

Student project | 03 September 2019
Le temps de l’expérience, enchanter le quotidien par le design
Le temps de l’expérience, enchanter le quotidien par le design

Lévy, P. (2018). Le temps de l'expérience, Enchanter le quotidien par le design. Compiègne University of Technology, France

Dissertation | 18 November 2018
Contemplating the impossible
Contemplating the impossible

Lévy, P. (2018). Contemplating the Impossible, presented at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. October 19th, 2018.

Presentation | 19 October 2018
Designing for the everyday
Designing for the everyday

Addressing the ordinary through design

Lecture | 04 September 2018
The beauty of making hot chocolate, an inquiry on designing for everyday rituals
The beauty of making hot chocolate, an inquiry on designing for everyday rituals

Lévy, P. (2018). The beauty of making hot chocolate – an inquiry on designing for everyday rituals. In Design Research Society 2018, DRS2018. Limerick, Ireland: Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/dma.2017.514

Conference | 28 June 2018
Analysis of the Design and Engineering-process towards a First Prototype in the Field of Sports and Vitality

Janssen, M. A., Heuvel, R. van den, Megens, C. J. P. G., Levy, P. D. & Vos, S. B. (2018). Analysis of the design and engineering-process towards a first prototype in the field of sports and vitality. In Proceedings of 12th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, 2(6), 297. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060297

Conference | 22 February 2018
People Place Process: A self-reflection tool to become a professional in design thinking, based on pedagogical action research
People Place Process: A self-reflection tool to become a professional in design thinking, based on pedagogical action research

The nature of design thinking projects requires a great capacity to solve situated-inquiry problems (versus technical problem solving – Schön). Design thinking requires practitioners to become reflective professionals. This piece of research provides a protocol and tools to guide their journey of self-reflection.
Doctoral dissertation of Véronique Hillen

Project | 23 May 2017
Reinventing the (steering) wheel, A kansei design approach for novel driving experience

Kennedy, R., & Lévy, P. (2016). Reinventing the (steering) wheel – A kansei design approach for novel driving experience. Proceedings of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2016, KEER2016. Leeds, UK: Japan Society of Kansei Engineering.

Conference | 02 September 2016
Perspectives en design d’interaction

Lévy, P. (2016). Perspectives en design d’interaction, presented at La Pré-Fabrique de l’innovation – UdL, Saint-Étienne. June 10th, 2016

Presentation | 10 June 2016
IxD&A #30, Special issue: On Making
IxD&A #30, Special issue: On Making

Marti, P., Frens, J., Hengeveld, B., & Lévy P. (Eds). 2016. Interaction Design and Architecture(s), special issue: On Making. ISSN: 1826-9745.

Edition | 22 March 2016
Exploring the challenge of designing rituals

Lévy, P. (2015). Exploring the challenge of designing rituals. In V., Popovic, A., Blackler, & B., Kraal (Eds.), the Proceedings of 6th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research, IASDR 2015. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology.

Conference | 05 November 2015
Composing Everyday Rituals
Composing Everyday Rituals

Addressing these qualities embodied in rituals from an interaction design perspective

Lecture | 01 September 2015
Experiential design landscapes: how to design for behaviour change, towards an active lifestyle
Experiential design landscapes: how to design for behaviour change, towards an active lifestyle

The design process is taken into society by creating infrastructures where designers work together with stakeholders in jointly creating experienceable propositions that can evolve over time.
Doctoral dissertation of Carl Megens and Michel Peeters

Project | 15 April 2015
Designing rituals
Designing rituals

The aim of this course is to address these qualities embodied in rituals from an interaction design perspective, and to explore the relation between the designed artefacts and the rituals they are involved in.

Lecture | 03 November 2014
Perception Theories and Kansei Design

Lévy, P. (2014). Perception Theories and Kansei Design. In P., Lévy, S., Schütte, & T., Yamanaka (Eds.), the Proceedings of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2014, KEER2014 (pp 287–297). Linköping, Sweden: Japan Society of Kansei Engineering.

Conference | 13 August 2014
Rite de transition – a design choreographic exploration of cultural value exchange, through development of intercultural ritual artefacts

Kint, J., Klooster, S., & Lévy, P. (2014). Rite de transition – a design choreographic exploration of cultural value exchange, through development of intercultural ritual artefacts. In P., Lévy, S., Schütte, & T., Yamanaka (Eds.), the Proceedings of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2014, KEER2014 (pp 1115–1125). Linköping, Sweden: Japan Society of Kansei Engineering.

Conference | 13 August 2014
Sensual Dynamics
Sensual Dynamics

The primacy of perception towards interaction is the main focus of this workshop, proposing an approach to effectively taking it into consideration in the design process.

Lecture | 03 September 2013
Holism and kansei design, kansei beyond borders

Lévy, P. (2013). Holism and kansei design – kansei beyond borders, presented at the International Colloquium on Kansei and Design 2013, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. August 30th, 2013.

Presentation | 30 August 2013
People, Place, Process: Lessons Learnt on the Path to a d.school

Hillen, V., & Lévy, P. (2013). People, Place, Process: Lessons Learnt on the Path to a d.school. the Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Design 2013, ICED13 ([on CD]). Seoul, Korea: The Design Society.

Conference | 13 June 2013
Perceptive Qualities in System of Interactive Products
Perceptive Qualities in System of Interactive Products

On May 3rd 2013, Eva Deckers has received a Ph.D. degree CUM LAUDE on the topic of Perceptive Qualities in System of Interactive Products.

Project | 23 May 2013
Designing for Perceptual Crossing: designing and comparing three behaviors

Deckers, E.J.L., Wensveen, S., Lévy, P., & Ahn, R. (2013). Designing for Perceptual Crossing: designing and comparing three behaviors. the Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'13 (pp 1901–1910). Paris, France: ACM. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2466251

Conference | 13 February 2013
Systems Design - The Eindhoven School
Systems Design - The Eindhoven School

While we are starting to understand how to design for interaction through the integrating of form, interaction and function, the next challenge is already in sight: designing for systems.

Project | 12 December 2012
Shift - an installation for the Glow festival
Shift - an installation for the Glow festival

Light through Culture is an international design school which explores the theme of complexity in learning environments.

Student project | 12 October 2012
Designing for perceptual crossing: applying and evaluating design notions

Deckers, E.J.L., Lévy, P., Wensveen, S., Ahn, R., & Overbeeke, K. (2012). Designing for perceptual crossing: applying and evaluating design notions. International Journal of Design. 6(3), 41–55

Journal | 10 September 2012
Light in Transition
Light in Transition

Intelligent products and systems are omnipresent, weave into our everyday life, and consequently have the power to transform our society. Adoption of these systems in our environments invites for exploring further how we interact with our environment.
by Nadine Amersvoort

Student project | 03 September 2012
Luma
Luma

This research project focuses on how to design for perceptive activity in artifacts in order for crossing in perception of expressivity between person and artifact to happen.
by Koen Beljaars

Student project | 03 September 2012
Passage
Passage

Passage is a kansei design project on the in-between space carried out in 2012 by Gracia Goh, Chiyong Lim, and Kate Vermeyen at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Student project | 03 September 2012
The multi-disciplinary nature of kansei research: an historical approach

Lévy, P. (2012). The multi-disciplinary nature of kansei research: an historical approach. Penghu, Taiwan.

| 13 July 2012
Special issue: kansei research in Europe

Lévy, P. (2012). Special issue: kansei research in Europe, presented at the Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2012, KEER2012, Penghu, Taiwan. May 22-25, 2012.

Presentation | 25 May 2012
Rights through Making - Skills for Pervasive Ethics
Rights through Making - Skills for Pervasive Ethics

Pervasive ethics is a social praxis aimed at justice and freedom, which pervades society in a capillary way, becoming a Universal attitude that makes people aware of their own rights, able and willing to contribute to seeing their own rights and those of all people fulfilled.
Doctoral dissertation of Ambra Trotto

Project | 15 May 2012
Developing a design approach, exploring resistance and ambiguity

Trotto, A., Hummels, C.C.M., & Lévy, P. (2012). Developing a design approach, exploring resistance and ambiguity. In the Proceedings of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2012, KEER12 ([on CD]). Penghu, Taiwan: Japan Society of Kansei Engineering.

Conference | 14 April 2012
Light through Culture - Experience Human Rights
Light through Culture - Experience Human Rights

Light through Culture is an international design school which explores the theme of complexity in learning environments.

Student project | 15 January 2012
Luciole, lighting up the design process

Lévy, P., Wijnen, J., Hummels, C.C.M., & Vinke, A.A. (2011). Luciole, lighting up the design process. In P., Marti, A., Soro, L., Gamberini, & S., Bagnara (Eds.), the Proceedings of 9th ACM SIGCHI Italian Chapter International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Facing Complexity - CHItaly (pp 103). Alghero, Italy: ACM. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2037296.2037323

Conference | 14 June 2011
Bringing Forth Constructivist Education Assessment: A Frame of Reference to Inspire and to Support Design Education

Lévy, P., Hummels, C.C.M., & Vinke, A.A. (2011). Bringing Forth Constructivist Education Assessment: A Frame of Reference to Inspire and to Support Design Education. the Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices ([on CD]). Rome, Italy: CGPublisher.

Conference | 14 March 2011
Kansei research in Eurasia

Lévy, P. (2010). Kansei research in Eurasia, presented at the the TIK Symposium 2010, Taihung, Taiwan. October 23rd, 2010.

Presentation | 23 October 2010
The Proceedings of the Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2010, KEER 2010

Lévy, P., Bouchard, C., Yamanaka, T., & Aoussat A. (Eds.). 2010. The Proceedings of the Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2010 – KEER 2010. Paris, France. ISBN: 978-4-9905104-0-4.

Edition | 04 March 2010
Developing sensory functions: Transfer human senses from contextual perception

Tsai, T.J., Lévy, P., Ono, K., & Watanabe, M. (2010). Developing sensory functions: transfer human senses from contextual perception. In P., Lévy, C., Bouchard, T., Yamanaka, & A., Aoussat (Eds.), the Proceedings of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2010 - KEER2010 (pp 304–313). Paris, France: Japan Society of Kansei Engineering.

Conference | 04 March 2010
The Repertory Grid Technique as a Method for the Study of Cultural Differences

Tomico, O., Karapanos, E., Lévy, P., Mizutani, N., & Yamanaka, T. (2009). The Repertory Grid Technique as a Method for the Study of Cultural Differences. International Journal of Design. 3(3), 55-63.

Journal | 10 September 2009
Neural networks involved in artistic creativity

Kowatari, Y., Lee, S.H., Yamamura, H., Nagamori, Y., Lévy, P., Yamane, S., & Yamamoto, Y. (2009). Neural networks involved in artistic creativity. Human Brain Mapping. 30(5), 1678–1690. doi:10.1002/hbm.20633

Journal | 10 March 2009
An Approach on Functional Analysis in Developing Guideline for Designing Service-embedded Product

Tsai, T.J., Lévy, P., Ono, K., & Watanabe, M. (2008). An Approach on Functional Analysis in Developing Guideline for Designing Service-embedded Product. the Proceedings of International Service Innovation Design Conference 2008 - ISIDC08 ([on CD]). Busan, Korea.

Conference | 22 October 2008
Development of Competences for Service Design

Ono, K., Lévy, P., Ishizuka, A., Hachima, S., & Waatanabe, M. (2008). Development of Competences for Service Design. the Proceedings of International Service Innovation Design Conference 2008 - ISIDC08. Busan, Korea.

Conference | 22 October 2008
Kansei physiological measurements and contructivist psychological explorations for approaching user subjective experience during and after product usage

Tomico, O., Mizutani, N., Lévy, P., Takahiro, Y., & Yamanaka, T. (2008). Kansei physiological measurements and contructivist psychological explorations for approaching user subjective experience during and after product usage. In D., Marjanovic, M., Storga, N., Pavkovic, & N., Bojcetic (Eds.), the Proceedings of 10th International Design Conference 2008 (pp 529 – 536). Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Conference | 23 September 2008
Kansei-Physiological Measurements and Constructivist, Psychological Explorations for Approaching User’s Subjective Experience during and after the Product Use

Yamanaka, T., Tomico, O., Mizutani, N., Yokoi, T., Cho, Y., & Lévy, P. (2008). Kansei-Physiological Measurements and Constructivist – Psychological Explorations for Approaching User's Subjective Experience during and after the Product Use. the Proceedings of International Symposium on Emotion and Sensitivity 2008 - ISES08 ([on CD]). Daejeon, Korea.

Conference | 25 February 2008