Arjen Jansen 

Dr Arjen J. Jansen is senior lecturer and program director for the IPD-MSc at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. He is member of the Faculties Educational Board and Faculty Representative in the management team of the TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute. Before coming to Delft University of Technology in 1995, he worked as a freelance Designer (buro Jansen & Bovelander). Dr. Jansen lectures and/or coaches students on sports innovation and engineering design in general, his field of research is sports innovation. He was internationally recognized by being elected President of the International Sports Engineering Association (2016-’18). Dr. Jansen was Program Chair and Editor-in-chief of the 2016 International Conference on Sports Engineering proceedings and participated in various international sports related research and design projects.


Steffen de Jonge 

Steffen combines teaching Industrial Design Engineering with working in his own design agency. Specialised in Design for Interaction all products from his hand emphasise the relationship users have with their products. These products often need some love and care to come to life. Going to Japan and seeing the people of Japan using their products in daily life will be an eye-opener and source of inspiration for all the products to come.