dr. Pierre Lévy, HDR

Pierre Lévy

I am an assistant professor on Enchanting the everyday at the Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). I am co-founder and former president of the European Kansei Group (EKG), and a member of the Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER) Steering Committee. I have a Mechanical Engineering master 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). I am interested in the relation between theory and practice in transformative practices and sciences. My research mainly focuses on embodiment theories and Japanese philosophy in relation to values and beauty in the everyday.

Full-time assistant professor (tenured) | Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands
Membre of the research group Designing Quality of Interaction (2009-2017), then Systemic Change (since 2018)


2018 - Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches | Compiegne University Technology, France
Le temps de l’expérience, enchanter le quotidien par le design
Section 71 - Information and Comunication Sciences

2006 - Doctorate in Kansei Science | University of Tsukuba, Japan
Interdisciplinary design for the cyberspace by an approach in kansei information, Methodology and Workgroup Communication Tool Design Approach in Kansei
Award of the best dissertation (highest distinction delivered by the doctoral school)

2001 - Master in Mechanical Engineering, speciality in Industrial Design | Compiegne University Technology, France

Professional experience

Since 2009 | Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands
Full-time assistant professor (tenured)
Membre of the research group Designing Quality of Interaction (2009-2017), then Systemic Change (since 2018) | Founder and responsible for the DataLab of TU/e.ID (Since 2019) Transforming Practices (TP) educational project group leader (Since 2018) Member of the ICT committee of TU/e.ID (Since 2016) Fellowship at d.school Paris, France (2016 - 2018) Vitality educational project group leader (2016 - 2018) in-Transportation interaction [iTi] educational project group leader (2015 - 2016) Education coordinator of TU/e.ID (2015 - 2016) Visiting researcher at the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan (2013 - 2014) Wearable Senses educational project group leader (2011 - 2014) Member of Board of Examiners at TU/e.ID, vice-chair in 2013-2015 (2010 - 2015)

2008 - 2009 | Chiba University, Japan
Responsible for the teaching activities of the Service Product Design master team

2006 - 2008 | University of Tsukuba, Japan
Post-doctor researcher
Postdoctoral grant from the 21st Century COE Program for the Promotion of Kansei Science for Understanding the Mechanism of Mind and Heart, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

2000 - 2002 | Decathlon in Japan (became Oxylane), Japan
R&D Engineer/Designer, Responsible for R&D at the Japanese office
Innovation projects in collaboration with Japanese partners

1999 - 2000 | Éridania Béghin-Say (became Thereos), France
Maintenance Technician
Setting up a maintenance forecast based vibration analysis

Contribution to the international kansei studies community

Co-founder and President of the European Kansei Group (EKG) (2016 -2018) Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Affective Engineering (IJAE) (Since 2006) Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER) Steering Board Coordinator (Since 2014) Co-organiser of KEER 2010 (2009 -2010) Co-organiser and Chair of the Scientific Committee of KEER2014 (2012 -2014)


Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Industrial Design
Atlas Bldg, 7.130
5612AJ Eindhoven
The Netherlands