Paula Kassenaar

Paula Kassenaar is a master student Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. She also did her bachelor degree in Eindhoven. For the past year she has focussed on combining textiles and electronics in interactive products. For over two years she has designed and built various pieces of interactive furniture such as her bachelor graduation project Jakob; an interactive sofa that lets you record sound messages in a playful way.

Paula joined the laboratories in May 2010. She is an intern for three months with Katharina Bredies, working on unconventional interfaces in textile.

Publications

Designing for Utilization

Kassenaar, Paula, Bredies, K. and van der Hoven, E. 2011. Designing for Utilization: Putting Design Principles into Practice. Making Design Matter. Proceedings of the 4th Nordic Design Research Conference (Helsinki, Finland, 2011), 324–329.