What’s happening with dilemma-driven design? Keep updated with ongoing and future events!




20 January 2018

Dilemma-driven design appears in FORM magazine! Text by Jessica Krejci with input from myself:

Dilemma-driven design is an approach that considers emotional dilemmas of people as fruitful starting points for user-centred design activities. This approach has been used to address a wide range of societal challenges such as …




21 November 2017

I delivered a talk in collaboration with Dr. Christine Schwobel-Patel (Senior Lecturer in International Law, University of Liverpool) on ‘the Ethics of Representation and its Dilemmas: Critical Design and Critical International Law in Conversation’ as part of Conversations on International Law and Materiality. This talk was co-hosted by the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs and the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (Queen Mary University, London). The workshop was organised by Dr Jessie Hohman and Dr Isobel Roele with the aim of stimulating rich and vibrant engagement with questions of materiality, material culture, and material implications of international law.

October 2017

New case study that will bridge dilemma-driven design and the mission of community interest companies receives funding! This project will be conducted in collaboration with three local, social enterprises. We kicked off in December – check back soon for our project page!

September – October 2017

Dilemma-driven design visits Hasselt University, Faculty of Architecture and Arts (ARK) for two inspiring events:

  • ARK research day, on which I gave a lecture on dilemma-driven design to explore how dilemma thinking can benefit neighbouring design disciplines such as architecture, interior architecture, jewellery design, or urban design.
  • Master Seminar day, on which I gave a full-day workshop to master-level architecture students on designing concepts for Fashion Museum (ModeMuseum) Hasselt through focusing on dilemmas of museum visitors.

Many thanks to Dr. Ann Petermans and Prof. Jan Vanrie for hosting me on these two inspiring occasions.

September 2017

SIGWell meeting

DRS SIGWELL – Design Research Society Special Interest Group in Design for Wellbeing – is an international group of academics who share a common interest: exploring  how design can contribute to personal and societal wellbeing through developing the necessary knowledge and methodologies to support this field. Looking forward to many inspiring discussions in the April 2018 meeting!

May 2017

Ilaria Scarpellini, a TU Delft alumni and friend of the Delft Institute of Positive Design, connects dilemma-driven design to Internet of Things (IoT) in a workshop to celebrate the IoT Day 2017 at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Italy.

April 2017

Join our workshop at the 7th Persuasive Technology Conference in Amsterdam (April 3-6).

March 2017

Join my PhD defence ceremony!

February 2017

Do you want to listen to an online keynote that brings together dilemma-driven design and food design?
It was hosted by the 3rd International (and 100% Virtual) Conference on Food Design organized by Francesca Zampollo.

February 2016

Dilemma-driven design moves to Liverpool!