Bio

Hello, I am Xipei. As a design researcher with a background in industrial design, I am interested in exploring new forms of intelligent product service systems in relation to health promotion, human vitality, and healthcare provision.

Currently, I am a postdoc researcher in the department of Industrial Design (ID) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). I recently received a Ph.D. degree also from ID at TU/e, under the supervison of Dr.Yuan Lu and Prof.dr.Aarnout Brombacher. I regularly publish scientific papers in international journals and conferences in the field of human-computer interaction or digital health, and presents research projects in design exhibitions globally. I coach students at TU/e on design and research projects at batchelor, master, and Ph.D. levels. I sometimes travel to universities and research institutions in China to give lectures.

My research often conducts in collaborative settings with partners from academia and industry. I take qualitative inquiry and participatory design to understand users and contexts and derive design requirements for health technology; I follow iterative design processes to develop concepts, mockups, and functional prototypes; I use quantitative and qualitative evaluations to study the meaning of novel designs to people's life and measure their impacts on health, well-being, and beyond.

Download my CV (update:14-02-2020)

Recent Activities

06-2020

Our paper entitled Understanding physician’s experience with conversational interfaces during occupational health consultation has been accepted by IEEE Access (impact factor: 4.098). Congratulations to all my co-authors from HumanTotalCare!

03-2020

Our workshop proposal entitled Weaving healthy behaviors into new technology routines: designing in (and for) the COVID-19 work-from-home period has been accepted by DIS2020 conference. Congratulations to all my co-authors from TU/e, San Jose State University, RMIT University, University of Nottingham Ningbo, National University of Singapore, and HumanTotalCare!

02-2020

Our paper entitled Engaging stakeholders to design an intelligent decision support tool in the occupational health context has been accepted by CHI2020 conference as late-breaking work. Congratulations to all my co-authors from the research and development department at HumanTotalCare!

01-2020

I have been teaching at Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing, China) for one month on the guest lecture - "Life Probes and Programming".

11-2019

I attended the 9th International Digital Public Health conference (Marseille, France) and present the research paper based on our VDC project.

11-2019

My research proposal "Smart Office for Promoting Healthy Behaviors in the Work Routine" has been awarded a NWO KIEM Creative Industries grant.

10-2019

I attended the 2019 World Industrial Design Conference (Yantai, China) and exhibited our LightSit project.

07-2019

I participated the "Design Research and Scientific Writing" summer school (Guangzhou, China) as a lecturer.

05-2019

I attended the 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Glasgow, UK) and presented the paper based on our Step-by-Step project.

05-2019

The article based on our LightSit project was accepted and published by Sensors (imapact factor: 3.031).

02-2019

I successfully defended my Ph.D. entitled: Work or workout? designing interactive technology for workplace fitness promotion.

11-2018

I attended the 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (New York, USA) and presented the article from my Ph.D. project.

10-2018

Our LightSit project has been selected and funded by Mind the Step and exhibited at Dutch Design Week 2019 (Eindhoven, the Netherlands).

09-2018

I am appointed as a postdoc researcher by the Vitality Data Centre (VDC) project at TU/e.