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Postdoc:Peripheral Human-Computer Interaction to support professional routines

Postdoc position in the area of "Peripheral Human-Computer Interaction to support professional routines" at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
We are looking for a fulltime Postdoc in the area of peripheral human-computer interaction (HCI) to support professional routines. The position is available in the Future Everyday group, Industrial Design Department, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. It is a 2-year position intended to start April 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

6 maanden geleden


de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


Job description

As a post-doc you will work within a team of researchers / designers / graduate students on the design, prototyping and field-evaluation of interactive systems that support professional target-groups such as teachers and nurses in their complex everyday routines. These interactive systems rely on peripheral interaction: an exciting field within HCI which designs and studies interactions that take place outside the focus of the user's attention, and seamlessly blend into the everyday routine. Core challenges in this field include conceptualizing interactions which are supportive but non-intrusive, and developing suitable methods to empirically evaluate such designs is the real context of use. Specifically, we explore the use of ambient information systems, tangible interaction, implicit interaction and automatic system behavior to provide professionals with effortless access to relevant information and interactions that can fluently blend into their work-routines. As part of this team, you will be involved in:
  • Conceptualising, designing and prototyping interactive systems for peripheral interaction
  • Conducting (qualitative) field-research in the domain of healthcare and/or classroom teaching
  • Supervising relevant student projects
  • Publishing in high-standard international journals and conferences in the field of HCI
  • Building and maintaining relevant professional networks
  • Setting up project proposals and applying for funding for future research

  • Functie-eisen

    We are looking for candidates who have

  • Completed (or are about to complete) a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Classroom Technology, Healthcare Technology, or a closely related topic
  • Experience with interaction design research and (preferably) prototyping of interactive systems
  • Experience in designing, planning and conducting qualitative research and field-evaluations of interactive systems
  • Experience working with professional target groups, preferably in the domain of healthcare and/or classroom teaching
  • Publication experience in high-quality HCI conferences/journals
  • Experience with working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Good communication skills: fluency in English in mandatory, speaking Dutch is preferable.
  • (Preferably) experience in applying for funding
  • (Preferably) experience in supervising students
  • Arbeidsvoorwaarden

    Our offer
  • A full-time temporary appointment for a period of 2 years
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.173 and € 4.166 (on a full-time basis), depending on experience and knowledge;
  • A yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary;
  • A yearly end-of-year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities).

    About TU/e, Industrial Design and Future Everyday
    TU/e is a leading international university specializing in Engineering Science & Technology. With high quality education and research, TU/e ensures the progress of technical sciences and the development of technological innovations. TU/e is located in a highly industrialized region in the Netherlands, known as the 'Brainport'. This region is internationally recognized as a top technology area with a special focus on the integration of design and technology. The department of Industrial Design at TU/e is internationally recognized for its scientific research on the design of systems with emerging technologies in a societal context. We excel at the acquisition and execution of projects where 'integration of emerging technology into everyday life' and 'application of technology in a societal context' play a major role. The Future Everyday research group investigates the everyday interactions between people and the highly interconnected technology that surrounds them. We measure, model and design for the user experience when individuals interact with social-technological networks in their homes, at work, in transit, while doing sport or going out.
  • Additionele informatie

    More information about TU/e and the Industrial Design Department, can be found on https://www.tue.nl/en/. Candidates can get more information about this position from dr. ir. Saskia Bakker, phone +31(0)40 247 4019, e-mail: s.bakker@tue.nl. If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact HR Services Industrial Design, tel. +31(0)40 247 5336, email: HR-IndustrialDesign@tue.nl.

    Your application must include the following documents:
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in and motivation for this post-doc position (approximately 1 page)
  • A research statement briefly describing your research accomplishments and future research plans and ambitions (approximately 1 page)
  • An extensive curriculum vitae including publication list
  • Up to three names with email addresses of people that are willing to act as references

  • Please note that a maximum of 5 documents of 2 MB each can be uploaded. If you have more than 5 documents you will need to combine them.

    If you are interested, we invite you to apply immediately, and not later than 31 January 2019.

    You can apply by pressing the "apply now" button.