dr. Pierre Lévy, HDR

Je suis assistant professor en design pour l’enchantement du quotidient au Département de Design Industriel de l’Université de Technology d’Eindhoven (TU/e) aux Pays-Bas. Je suis le co-fondateur et ex-président de l’European Kansei Group (EKG), et membre du comité directoire de la Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER). Je suis ingénieur en génie mécanique (UTC, Compiègne), docteur en science du kansei (Université de Tsukuba, Japon), et HDR en sciences de l’information et de la communication (UTC, Compiègne). Je m’intéresse particulièrement à la relation en théorie et pratique dans les sciences et les pratiques transformatrices. Ma recherche porte principalement sur les théories incarnées et la philosophie japonaise en relation avec les valeur et de beau au quotidien.

Je suis assistant professor en design pour l’enchantement du quotidient au Département de Design Industriel de l’Université de Technology d’Eindhoven (TU/e) aux Pays-Bas. Je suis le co-fondateur et ex-président de l’European Kansei Group (EKG), et membre du comité directoire de la Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER). Je suis ingénieur en génie mécanique (UTC, Compiègne), docteur en science du kansei (Université de Tsukuba, Japon), et HDR en sciences de l’information et de la communication (UTC, Compiègne). Je m’intéresse particulièrement à la relation en théorie et pratique dans les sciences et les pratiques transformatrices. Ma recherche porte principalement sur les théories incarnées et la philosophie japonaise en relation avec les valeur et de beau au quotidien.

Situation actuelle

Assistant professor (temps plein, titulaire)
Université de Technology d’Eindhoven (TU/e), Pays-Bas
Département de Design Industriel
Groupe de recherche Systemic Change

Directeur du groupe de projets pédagogique Transforming practices
Responsable du DataLab @ID_TU/e
Coordinateur du directoire du Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER)

Expérience professionelle

2018 – HDR en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (infocom) | UTC Compiègne, France
Le temps de l’expérience, enchanter le quotidien par le design

2006 – Doctorat en Science du Kansei, Prix de la meilleur dissertation | Université de Tsukuba, Japon
Interdisciplinary design for the cyberspace by an approach in kansei information, Methodology and Workgroup Communication Tool Design Approach in Kansei

2001 – Diplôme d’ingénieur en Génie mécanique (spécialité design industriel) | UTC Compiègne, France

Depuis 2009 | Université de Technologie d’Eindhoven, Pays-Bas
Assistant professor (temps plein, titulaire), Département de Design Industriel Membre du groupe de recherche Designing Quality of Interaction (2009-2017) puis de Systemic Change (depuis 2018) | Fondateur et responsable du DataLab visant à la création de nouvelles formes d’exploration et d’innovation d’interaction avec la donnée (depuis 2019) | Direction de groupes de projets pédagogiques ayant des activités éducatives, de recherche et industrielles au département de design industriel, sur un sujet spécifique: Wearable senses (2011-2013), in-Transportation Interaction [iTi] (2015-2016), Vitality (2016-2017), Transforming practices (depuis 2018) | Membre du Comité des Examinateurs (2010-2015, vice-chair en 2013-2015), de la Coordination Pédagogique (2015), du Comité TIC (depuis 2016), et du Comité d’admission en master – FTC (depuis 2019) | Chercheur invité Laboratoire de Kansei Information Science de l’École Doctorale de Comprehensive Human Science, Université de Tsukuba, Japon (08/2013 – 02/2014) | Fellowship à la d.school Paris, France (2016-2018).

Depuis 2006 | Activités pour le développement de la recherche sur le kansei
Membre du comité éditorial de l’International Journal of Affective Engineering, IJAE (depuis 2006) | Co-organisateur de KEER2010 (International Conference of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2010), Paris, France; Co-organisateur et Chair du comité scientifique de KEER2014, Linköping, Suède; Co-fondateur de l’European Kansei Group, EKG (2014) | Coordinateur du comité directoire de KEER (depuis 2014) | Président de l’EKG (2016-2018) | Co-chair de KEER2018 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaisie (2018).

2008 – 2009 | Université de Chiba, Japon
Enseignant-chercheur | Responsable des activités d’enseignement de l’équipe du master Service Product Design

2006 – 2008 | Université de Tsukuba, Japon
Chercheur post-doctoral | Bourse du 21st Century COE Program for the Promotion of Kansei Science for Understanding the Mechanism of Mind and Heart, financé par le Monbukagakusho (MEXT – Ministère Japonais de l’Éducation, de la Culture, des Sports, de la Science et de la Technologie)

2000 – 2002 | Decathlon Japon (devenu Oxylane), France & Japon
R&D Ingénieur/Designeur | Projets d’innovation en collaboration avec des partenaires japonais

1999 | Éridania Béghin-Say (became Thereos), France
Technicien de maintenance industrielle | Mise en place d’un système de maintenance prédictive par l’analyse vibratoire

Enseignements

Enseignements niveau licence

Perspectives on Aesthetics Creating one’s own perspective on design and shaping a manifesto | Designing for the everyday Addressing the ordinary through design | Design for Debate Logic (and fallacies) and discourse in design | From Idea to Design Overview of the entire design process | Designing for the Here and the Now 2 Reflection-in-action focusing on telepresence | Designing for the Here and the Now Exploration of the notion of affordance through prototyping | From Idea to Concept Methods for creation of ideas and concepts | Kansei Design: exploring values in experience Application of Japanese notions in interaction design | A Voyage, provoking a cultural clash to inspire design Using a cultural clash as a source of inspiration for design

Enseignements niveau master

Matter of Transformation How the interweaving between design, philosophy and human & social sciences impacts practices, societies and individuals | Design for social innovation Introducing the Transformative Practices Innovation framework for social innovation | Composing Everyday Rituals Clarifying process and values in everyday rituals | Designing (for) rituals Exploration the complexity of nested temporality in interaction design through everyday rituals | Glow festival workshop Creation of an interactive installation for the GLOW light festival | Designing Quality in Interaction (DQI) Theory Introduction to theories and frameworks related to interaction design | Sensual dynamics Behaviour design based on perceptive qualities | Service Product Coaching projects and teaching tools for service design (en Japonais) | Product design methods Introduction to user-centred design methods (en Japonais)

Enseignements niveau doctoral

Prospective Psychophysiological Approach for Kansei Design Use of psychophysiology tools and knowledge for design

Coaching de projets

Coaching de projets en design niveaux licence et master (TU/e, the Netherlands) | Coaching pour le ME310 coaching de projets en design thinking (École des Ponts ParisTech et d.school Paris, France

Co-directions de thèse

Laura Nino Social complexity in healthcare (depuis 2020, TU/e) | Maarten Smith Design Philosophy correspondance (depuis 2019, TU/e) | Sander van der Zwan Design Philosophy correspondance (depuis 2019, TU/e) | Roy van den Heuvel Vitality as a vision for empowerment (depuis 2018, TU/e) | Yao Sun Quotidianising IoT at Home (depuis 2018, part of the International Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship among Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Zhejiang University (ZU), South University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and China Industrial Design Association (CIDA)) | Véronique Hillen People Place Process – A self-reflection tool to become a professional in design thinking, based on Pedagogical Action Research (23/05/2017, TU/e) | Carl Megens et Michel Peeters (these en duo) Experiential Design Landscapes – How to design for behaviour change, towards an active lifestyle (15/04/2014, TU/e) | Eva Deckers, promue CUM LAUDE (Supervision) Perceptive qualities in systems of Interactive products (03/05/2013, TU/e) | Ambra Trotto Rights through making – skills for pervasive ethics (12/12/2011, TU/e)

Jury de thèse doctorale

Renaud Mignerey Designer les interactions humain-monde pour susciter des emotions positives/ Application a l’automobile, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France (04/07/2019, en français, rapporteur) | Jeroen Peeters Perpetual perspectives: on designing for aesthetic engagement, 90% doctoral seminar reviewer for Jeroen Peeters at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (26/04/2016, en anglais) | Xiao Chen Contrôle et optimisation de la perception humaine sur les vêtements virtuels par évaluation sensorielle et apprentissage de données expérimentales, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), Roubaix, France (30/03/2015, en français) | Oluwafemi Samuel Adelabu An Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Differences of Aesthetic Value Cognition and Visio-Semantic Evaluation of Product Designs, Focus on Japan and Nigeria, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan (28/01/2015, en anglais) | Gabrielle Le Bihan Design d’interaction pour un “contact” à distance : suppléance perceptive du toucher et médiatisation de l’attente conjointe, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France (04/12/2014, en français) | Zhebin Xue Study on relations between visual and haptic perceptions of textile products, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), Roubaix, France (20/12/2012, en anglais)

Prix

Golden A’ Design Award in Engineering and Technical Design (2017) | The 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016) Best Paper Award (2016) | Stewart, par Felix Ros (coach Pierre Lévy), student winner of the Interaction Award, Core77 Design Awards 2016 (2016) | Reviewers’ favorite, International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference 2011, IASDR11, Delft, The Netherlands (2011) | Best Degree Dissertation Award, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan (2006)

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.

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.

Current situation

Full-time assistant professor (tenured)
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Department of Industrial Design
Systemic Change research group

Leader of pedagogical group Transforming practices
Responsible for the DataLab @ID_TU/e
Coordinator of the Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER) Steering Board

Professional experience

2018 – HDR in Information and Communication Sciences (SIC – infocom) | Compiègne University of Technology, France
Le temps de l’expérience, enchanter le quotidien par le design

2006 – Ph.D in Kansei Science Doctorat en Science du Kansei | University of Tsukuba, Japan
Interdisciplinary design for the cyberspace by an approach in kansei information, Methodology and Workgroup Communication Tool Design Approach in Kansei

2001 – Master in (Mechanical) Engineering (specialty in Industrial Design) | Compiègne University of Technology, France

Since 2009 | Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Assistant professor (full time, tenured), Department of Industrial Design Membre of the research group Designing Quality of Interaction (2009-2017), then Systemic Change (since 2018) | Founder and responsible of the DataLab aiming to create new forms of exploration and innovation on interaction with data (since 2019) | Leader of education project groups organising educative, research and industrial activities at the Department of Industrial Design, on specific topics: Wearable senses (2011-2013), in-Transportation Interaction [iTi] (2015-2016), Vitality (2016-2017), Transforming practices (depuis 2018) | Member of the Examination Committee (2010-2015, vice-chair in 2013-2015), of the Education coordination Committee (2015), of the ICT Committee (since 2016), and of the Departmental Admission Board – FTC (since 2019) | Invited researcher Kansei Information Science Laboratory of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan (08/2013 – 02/2014) | Fellowship at the d.school Paris, France (2016-2018).

Since 2006 | Activities for the development of kansei research
Member of the Editorial Committee  of the International Journal of Affective Engineering, IJAE (since 2006) | Co-organiser of KEER2010 (International Conference of Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2010), Paris, France; Co-organiser and Chair of the Scientific Committee of KEER2014, Linköping, Sweden; Co-founder of the European Kansei Group, EKG (2014) | Coordinator of the Steering Committee of KEER (since 2014) | President of EKG (2016-2018) | Co-chair of KEER2018 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (2018).

2008 – 2009 | Chiba University, Japan
Teacher – Researcher | Responsible of teaching activities of the Service Product Design master group.

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

2000 – 2002 | Decathlon Japon (became Oxylane), France & Japan
R&D Engineer/Designer | Innovation projects in collaboration with Japanese partners

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

Teaching

Bachelor courses

Perspectives on Aesthetics Creating one’s own perspective on design and shaping a manifesto | Designing for the everyday Addressing the ordinary through design | Design for Debate Logic (and fallacies) and discourse in design | From Idea to Design Overview of the entire design process | Designing for the Here and the Now 2 Reflection-in-action focusing on telepresence | Designing for the Here and the Now Exploration of the notion of affordance through prototyping | From Idea to Concept Methods for creation of ideas and concepts | Kansei Design: exploring values in experience Application of Japanese notions in interaction design | A Voyage, provoking a cultural clash to inspire design Using a cultural clash as a source of inspiration for design

Master courses

Matter of Transformation How the interweaving between design, philosophy and human & social sciences impacts practices, societies and individuals | Design for social innovation Introducing the Transformative Practices Innovation framework for social innovation | Composing Everyday Rituals Clarifying process and values in everyday rituals | Designing (for) rituals Exploration the complexity of nested temporality in interaction design through everyday rituals | Glow festival workshop Creation of an interactive installation for the GLOW light festival | Designing Quality in Interaction (DQI) Theory Introduction to theories and frameworks related to interaction design | Sensual dynamics Behaviour design based on perceptive qualities | Service Product Coaching projects and teaching tools for service design (en Japonais) | Product design methods Introduction to user-centred design methods (en Japonais)

Doctoral courses

Prospective Psychophysiological Approach for Kansei Design Use of psychophysiology tools and knowledge for design

Project coaching

Coaching in design projects bachelor and master levels (TU/e, the Netherlands) | Coaching for the ME310 coaching in design thinking projects (École des Ponts ParisTech et d.school Paris, France

Doctoral promotion

Laura Nino Social complexity in healthcare (since 2020, TU/e) | Maarten Smith Design Philosophy correspondance (since 2019, TU/e) | Sander van der Zwan Design Philosophy correspondance (since 2019, TU/e) | Roy van den Heuvel Vitality as a vision for empowerment (since 2018, TU/e) | Yao Sun Quotidianising IoT at Home (depuis 2018, part of the International Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship among Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Zhejiang University (ZU), South University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and China Industrial Design Association (CIDA)) | Véronique Hillen People Place Process – A self-reflection tool to become a professional in design thinking, based on Pedagogical Action Research (23/05/2017, TU/e) | Carl Megens et Michel Peeters (these en duo) Experiential Design Landscapes – How to design for behaviour change, towards an active lifestyle (15/04/2014, TU/e) | Eva Deckers, promue CUM LAUDE (Supervision) Perceptive qualities in systems of Interactive products (03/05/2013, TU/e) | Ambra Trotto Rights through making – skills for pervasive ethics (12/12/2011, TU/e)

Doctoral thesis jury

Renaud Mignerey Designer les interactions humain-monde pour susciter des emotions positives/ Application a l’automobile, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France (04/07/2019, in French, rapporteur) | Jeroen Peeters Perpetual perspectives: on designing for aesthetic engagement, 90% doctoral seminar reviewer for Jeroen Peeters at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (26/04/2016, in English) | Xiao Chen Contrôle et optimisation de la perception humaine sur les vêtements virtuels par évaluation sensorielle et apprentissage de données expérimentales, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), Roubaix, France (30/03/2015, in French) | Oluwafemi Samuel Adelabu An Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Differences of Aesthetic Value Cognition and Visio-Semantic Evaluation of Product Designs, Focus on Japan and Nigeria, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan (28/01/2015, in English) | Gabrielle Le Bihan Design d’interaction pour un “contact” à distance : suppléance perceptive du toucher et médiatisation de l’attente conjointe, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France (04/12/2014, in French) | Zhebin Xue Study on relations between visual and haptic perceptions of textile products, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), Roubaix, France (20/12/2012, in English)

Awards

Golden A’ Design Award in Engineering and Technical Design (2017) | The 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016) Best Paper Award (2016) | Stewart, par Felix Ros (coach Pierre Lévy), student winner of the Interaction Award, Core77 Design Awards 2016 (2016) | Reviewers’ favorite, International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference 2011, IASDR11, Delft, The Netherlands (2011) | Best Degree Dissertation Award, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan (2006)