Portfolio - Daphne Menheere

here you will read about my
PhD, design projects, publications


Currently I'm in my final year of my PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology, department of Industrial Design. In my PhD I investigate how design can support and engage people to maintain being active.

Although exercising is known for a lot of benefits, it is not always fun to do. With that in mind, for some it is hard to translate these sport intentions into actual exercising. This is why in my PhD, I design for different phases of the day that influence a potential exercise session. Through designing wearable technology and artefacts I aim to eventually support and motivate people in making the decision to go exercise more often. If you're curious, check out some of the projects!


overview projects



Daphne Menheere, Carine Lallemand, Erik van der Spek, Carl Megens, Andrew Vande Moere, Mathias Funk and Steven Vos. 2020. The Runner's Journey: Identifying Design Opportunities for Running Motivation Technology In Press

Daphne Menheere, Ida Damen, Carine Lallemand and Steven Vos. 2020. Ivy: A Qualitative Interface to Reduce Sedentary Behavior in the Office Context In Press

Ida Damen, Daphne Menheere, Carine Lallemand and Steven Vos. 2020. Ivy: Reading a Critical Design for Sedentary Behavior in the Office Context In Press

Daphne Menheere, Carine Lallemand, Mathias Funk and Steven Vos. 2020. Faye: An Empathy Probe to Investigate Motivation among Novice Runners In Press

Daphne Menheere, Mathias Funk, Erik van der Spek, Carine Lallemand and Steven Vos. 2020. A Diary Study on the Exercise Intention-Behaviour Gap: Implications for the Design of Interactive Products In Press


Daphne Menheere, Carine Lallemand, Ilse Faber, Jesse Pepping, Bram Monkel, Stella Xu and Steven Vos. 2019. Graceful Interactions and Social Support as Motivational Design Strategies to Encourage Women in Exercising In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 (HTTF 2019). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 20, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363404


Daphne Menheere, Carl Megens, Erik van der Spek and Steven Vos. 2018. Encouraging physical activity and self-enhancement in women with breast cancer through a smart bra. In Proceedings of DRS: Design Research Society 2018: Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/dma.2018.437