Gerd Kortuem


is Professor and Chair of Internet of Things in the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty at TU Delft and principle investigator at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. His research focuses on the intersection of the Internet of Things and design and explores data, algorithms, and smart materials as key building blocks for intelligent products and services in domains such as healthcare, wellbeing, smart cities, and sustainability. From 2010-2016 he was Professor at the Open University and Deputy Director of the smart city initiative MK:Smart ( where he directed research and innovation initiatives on citizen participation, urban energy, data literacy and smart city education. He’s member of the editorial board of IEEE Pervasive Computing and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal 'Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT)'. Prof Kortuem has worked in various roles in the software industry (IBM, Apple etc.), and was co-lead of the FutureLearn MOOC on Smart Cities.



Last update: September 2020


Articles published on IXD&A:


• Developing a Design Inquiry Method for Data Exploration, N. 45, pp. 180 - 206, abstractdownload