The Healthcare in Shape symposium welcomes all healthcare professionals, researchers, designers, policy makers and students with an interest or expertise in rethinking, designing, implementing and evaluating novel solutions and policies for a healthcare system in shape.


Designers and healthcare providers share a common goal: to keep individuals, communities and societies in shape, addressing health issues along a continuum from wellness to serious illness. How to design an evidence-based, future-proof, high quality, sustainable and inclusive health system? Join the discussions and interactions and gain new insights and connections.

Keynote Speakers

Marcel Levi

President of NWO and Professor of Medicine

Alec Momont

Principal Designer, Apple Health Strategic Initiatives

Yoko Sen

Sound Designer and Founder, Sen Sound

This symposium hosts a variety of keynotes, parallel sessions and time to engage with other disciplines

Walk-in and registration
Plenary Opening

By Elif Özcan Vieira

An introduction to Delft Design for Health

By Pieter Desmet and Caspar Chorus

Marcel Levi Keynote Speaker

President of NWO and Professor of Medicine

Morning Parallel Sessions
Health Journeys; Metro Mapping Case
Systems design in healthcare
CareTech Research
Break - Interactions and Design Exhibition
Alec Momont Keynote Speaker

Principal Designer, Apple Health Strategic Initiatives

Panel discussion: The Promise of Technology in Healthcare

Lead by Maaike Kleinsmann, panel members include;

Laura Hartman, Jasper Brands, Petra Kok, David Abbink & Douwe Atsma
Lunch and Design Exhibition
Yoko Sen Keynote Speaker

Sound Designer and Founder, Sen Sound

Afternoon Parallel Sessions
Prevention in Healthcare
Healthy and Sustainable Society
CareTech Research
Break - Interactions and Design Exhibition
In conversation with Roland van Esch

Judith Rietjens will go in conversation with Roland van Esch, discussing his unique perspective, having both managed healthcare products and services, and navigating the journey as a person with a brain tumor.

Panel discussion: The Patient Experience Center

Lead by Judith Rietjens, panel members include; Jiwon Jung, Sanne Kistemaker and Samy Andary

Closing by Richard Goossens
Drinks and Networking


Roland van Esch

Zimmer Biomet Country Advisor

Maaike Kleinsmann

Professor in Design for Digital Transformation at IDE

David Abbink

Professor in Haptic Human-Robot Interaction TU Delft

Laura Hartman

Ethicist, Erasmus MC

Samy R. Andary

MedTech Founder

Douwe Atsma

Professor of Cardiology at Leiden University Medical Center

Jiwon Jung

Assistant professor at IDE and researcher at Erasmus MC

Petra Kok

Chief Medical Information Officer, Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis

Pieter Desmet

Professor of Design for Experience at IDE TU Delft

Sanne Kistemaker

Founder, Muzus Social Design

Jasper Brands

Design Strategist & Director, Panton

Jos Kraal

Assistant professor of Behavioral Change at IDE

Caspar Chorus

Dean of the Faculty of IDE and Professor of Choice Behaviour Modelling

Armaĝan Albayrak

Assistant Professor Human-Centered Design for Healthcare at IDE

P. John Clarkson

Professor of Engineering Design at University of Cambridge and Healthcare Systems at TUD

Saba Hinrichs-Krapels

Associate Professor and Delft Technology Fellow at the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

Jan-Carel Diehl

Professor in Design for Inclusive Sustainable Healthcare at IDE

Joost Groen

Stichting Patiëntenplatform Sarcomen

All tickets are sold out

Professional Delegate

€150 Early Bird Offer (available until September 30)

€250 Standard Price (from October 1 onwards)

IDE Alumni Delegate


Exclusive for alumni of the Industrial Design Engineering program at TU Delft.

Student Delegate


Open to all valid students.

Organizing committee

Elif Özcan Vieira

Symposium Chair

Associate Professor at TU Delft & Care Technology Lead, Erasmus MC The Netherlands

Richard Goossens

Design & Health Scientific Director

Program Director Convergence Health and Technology at Delft University, Erasmus Medical Center, Erasmus University

Judith Rietjens

Symposium Co-Chair

Professor Design for Public Health at TU Delft, The Netherlands

Valentijn Visch

Symposium Co-Chair

Associate Professor Design for Health Motivation at TU Delft, The Netherlands

Jeroen Raijmakers

Design Exhibition curator

Sr Director Design Innovation at Philips and visiting professor at IDE TU Delft

Hilbrand Bodewes

Event & Program Design

Head of Delft Design Innovation & Impact, Coordinator Health at TU Delft, Netherlands Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Matthijs Netten

Event & Program Design

Project Manager TU Delft, The Netherlands

Mariska Nederpel -

van der Ham

Symposium Operations

Delft Innovation & Impact Team TU Delft, The Netherlands

Valentina Guadagno

Communication and Graphic Design

MsC student Design for Interaction TU Delft, The Netherlands

Leon van Klaveren

Event & Program Design

Project Manager at Delft Design Innovation & Impact Team TU Delft, The Netherlands

Attend the leading symposium on the intersection between design, technology and healthcare

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Explore the venue: NEXT Delft

The Healthcare in Shape symposium will take place at NEXT Delft, an innovative hub located on the campus of Delft University of Technology that is dedicated to promoting innovation.

NEXT Delft
TUDelft Campus Building 160
Molengraaffsingel 8,
2629 JD Delft

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. If you require any special assistance or have additional accessibility questions, please contact us at

Take bus line 69 (towards TU Delft campus) or 174 (towards Rotterdam North) from Delft train station or TU Delft campus. Get off at the “Molengraaffsingel” stop, approximately a 5 minute walk from the venue.

You can also pick up an OV-fiets (public bike) from Delft train station. It is about a 12 minute bike ride to the venue along the protected bike paths.

Car parking is available at the parking garage Molengraaffsingel located just north of the venue (address).

Upon arrival at the parking, simply present your contactless bank card or smartphone at the reader to open the entry barrier; this process registers your visit without any payment. For departure, display the QR code you received via email to exit, as the barrier will automatically open once the code is scanned. Remember, the QR code is only for exiting, not entering.

Become a partner of the Healthcare in Shape Symposium

Does your organisation work at the intersection of design, technology and healthcare? Or does your organisation want to be visible in this particular area? Consider becoming a partner or sponsor of the Healthcare in Shape symposium. Engage with an audience specialised in healthcare and design, as well as young talent. Interested?

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