PhDs

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People Place Process: A self-reflection tool to become a professional in design thinking, based on pedagogical action research
PhD
23 May 2017
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

Experiential design landscapes: how to design for behaviour change, towards an active lifestyle
PhD
15 Apr 2015
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

Perceptive Qualities in System of Interactive Products
PhD
23 May 2013
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.

Rights through Making - Skills for Pervasive Ethics
PhD
15 May 2012
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