More than Human Centred Design
Initially an industrial city, the city of Eindhoven has developed itself into the capital of the so-called ‘brainport’ region: a breeding ground for high-tech industry. Eindhoven is also the capital of Dutch design, hosting the Dutch Design week every year in October, an event showcasing dutch design and the work of more than 2,600 designers to an ever-growing international public of more than 355,000 visitors. Additionally, Eindhoven is known as ‘the city of light’, describing its history as the location of the first Philips light bulb factory, and hosts the yearly international GLOW festival of light art and design. Philips’ former industrial areas such as ‘Strijp-S’ have been taken over by the creative industry and are now home to artists, designers and makers of various backgrounds. The vibrant mix of technology, design and art makes Eindhoven a compelling location for DIS 2020. Eindhoven is located in the center of Europe and is easily accessible by train, the Eindhoven Airport or Schiphol Airport. Despite being the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, the center of Eindhoven is compact and therefore all major areas, such as the Eindhoven University of Technology campus, the central railway station, creative area Strijp-S, as well as hotels, restaurants and museums, are all within walking distance of each other.
DIS2020 Local liason chairs
Stephan Wensveen Eindhoven University of Technology Pauline Van Dongen Holst Centre