Paulien Routs is a design researcher specialized on contextualizing the soft values of new emerging technologies. With a science-driven approach, she aims to innovate design and design processes.
She has collaborated and completed several cutting-edge design innovation projects, working together with engineers, scientists, and designers.
Her work explores the effects of new technologies on society’s mindset, and how this leads to new opportunities in design and new design strategies.
Taking a critical approach to how emerging technologies change the role of the designers, her research debates the relation between technology, designer, and design.
Fascinated by sensory perception, her way of working with technology shows a strong focus on the (fashioned) body and the way we interact with it.
Her research on the topics of new technologies, design, design methods and the relation to human behavior and the body, has received TWOTY-award for its strong foresight qualities, which she enjoys talking about in articles and lectures.