Engineering Emotions

Design and styling as function of product development is a common practice for most companies. Engineers are trained in design thinking and user centered design. However applying this on a holistic level and teaching this to all disciplines is quite a challenge. Giving a lecture on this topic is as unique as the challenge presented. Based on experiences from open source hardware, projects, hackathons and communities I perfected my workflow handling new innovations like digital fabrication and 3d printing to support design.

Design for AM

Knowing how a 3D printer works is half the challenge. Using technology were it benefits you most and not the other way around is sometimes harder than it looks. Based on a couple years of experimenting and working with additive machines, I gained a lot of insight in how to optimally use this technology. I create unique designs based on parametric models that can compete with mass production.


Ever since I see myself as an entrepreneur I encounter like minded people. Dreamers and visionaries that like to change the world by actively starting ripples and nudging the future. Due to these friends I got involved in block chain technology. To be sure I'm not a coder, I use the technology to inspire a better workflow and improve processes. A distributed network will revolutionize the way we live and work together on all levels of society. Interested? feel free to contact my colleague game changers at Techruption

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During office hours you can find me at my current employer ZUYD University of applied sciences. Feel free to visit our labs or contact me via the form for further details.

office address:

ZUYD University of applied sciences
dep. Engineering
Nieuw Eyckholt 300
6419 DJ Heerlen
room: A.0.213a

billing address:

t.a.v. Rik Theunissen
Huis Millen 4
6136 KJ Sittard