Paulien Routs is a design researcher specialised on contextualising the soft values of new emerging technologies. With a science-driven approach she aims to innovate design and design processes.
She has completed and collaborated on several cutting-edge design innovation projects, working together with engineers, scientists and designers.
Her work explores the effects of new technologies on design, and how emerging technologies change society’s mindset, leading to 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 analysing or working with technology shows strong focus on the (fashioned) body and the way we interact with it.
With her research she has received a TWOTY-award for it’s strong foresight qualities and she also writes and gives lectures on the topics of new technologies, design, design methods and the relation to human behaviour and the body.