Three PhD positions on “design for mood regulation” at TU Delft
Starting in October 2018, three PhD projects are available with prof. Pieter Desmet at the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Job description
We are looking for three ambitious PhD candidates to join forces to explore how design can support positive mood regulation, and to develop tools that facilitate a systematic approach to mood-driven design. These PhD projects are part of a five-year project on ‘design for positive mood regulation’ funded by NWO (The Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research). The overall aim is to develop a theory that (a) details the mechanisms that underlie mood experiences in human-design interaction, and (b) explains how design-supported mood regulation can foster human well-being. The PhD candidates will conduct their research under the supervision of Desmet, and the project will be embedded in the Delft Institute of Positive Design ( at the ID Studiolab of TU Delft (

Our ideal PhD candidates have a Master degree in design (and an interest in mood/emotions) or in psychology (with expertise on emotions/mood and an interest in product design). They have excellent research and writing skills as well as the ability to develop creative design tools and techniques. The position is full-time. The deadline for submitting applications is July 15, 2018.

Additional information, including on how to apply (will be posted end of april):
Background information about the design for mood project:
19.04.2018 um 10:28 Uhr

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