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  • Postdoc position on design for mood regulation - The Netherlands
    A two-year post-doctoral position (starting September 15, 2017) is available with prof. dr. Pieter Desmet at the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Please find a summary below:

    Job description
    We are looking for an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join forces with prof. dr. Pieter Desmet in developing theory that describes and explains mood in human-product interaction, a mood questionnaire, and tools that facilitate a systematic approach to mood-driven design. This post-doctoral project is part of a five-year project on ‘design for positive mood regulation’ funded by NWO (a Vici grant awarded to Desmet). The project aims to develop a theory that (a) details the mechanisms that underlie mood experiences in human-design interaction, and (b) explains how design-supported mood regulation can foster human well-being. The post-doctoral researcher will develop the theoretical foundation for the overall Vici project. The researcher will conduct the research under the supervision of Desmet, and the project will be embedded in the Delft Institute of Positive Design ( at the ID Studiolab of TU Delft (

    We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in design research (and an interest in mood/emotions), or in psychology (with expertise on emotions/mood and an interest in product design). Our ideal candidate has excellent research and writing skills and a strong interest in pursuing a scientific career, as well as the ability to develop creative design tools and techniques. The position is full-time, but it is possible to apply for a part-time position (if a team of part-time post-docs can be formed to combine as a full-time position). Deadline for application is June 16, 2017.

    Additional information, including on how to apply:
    Background information about the design for mood project:  
    (Password = mood).






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