About

Saskia Bakker is an assistant professor at the Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In Spring 2015, she held a visiting lecturer position at the University College London Interaction Center (UCLIC). In 2013, she obtained her PhD, on her dissertation entitled "Design for Peripheral Interaction", from the Eindhoven University of Technology. With a background in industrial design, her expertise lays in research-through-design in the areas of tangible interaction, peripheral interaction and classroom technologies. She is a member of the steering committee of the conference series on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) and was general chair of the TEI 2016 conference.

On this website, you can have a look at some of my design-research work, and see my publications. If you have questions or remarks, do not hesitate to contact me. For more information about Peripheral Interaction, also have a look at www.peripheralinteraction.com, where you can find, among other things, an overview of our recently published book on 'Peripheral Interaction: Challenges and Opportunities for HCI in the Periphery of Attention'.



  Recent design-research work  



Peripheral Lighting Interaction designs, developed by MSc students at the Eindhoven University of Technology, aim to rethink how we interact with connected lighting systems which are currently often operated through smartphone applications. The Tangible Interaction designs present alternatives which fit more fluently into our everyday routines. Read more...

PhysiKit is a tangible visualisation platform that makes data tangible in the home context, which was developed in collaboration with various researchers at UCLIC and ICRI at University College London. Read more...

Lernanto, designed by MSc student Erik van Alphen, is an ambient display developed for secondary school classrooms, aimed at supporting teachers in challenging each student at his or her own level. Lernanto subtly displays real-time information from educational software at the back of the classroom, such that teachers can perceive it at a glance from any location in the classroom. Read more...