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Ivo Vos

MA work

Designer Therapy
We increasingly live in a therapy culture. The World Health Organisation expects that in 2020 depression will be the second most common disease after cardiovascular diseases. Mental states once considered part of the everyday struggle of life are now diagnosed as mental illness.

Self-help, psychopharmacy, life-coaching and therapy industries promise to help us redesign our selves. In my projects I explore how products and technology transform us. Could products become therapy?

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2008

  • Designer Therapy
    We increasingly live in a therapy culture. The World Health Organisation expects that in 2020 depression will be the second most common disease after cardiovascular diseases. Mental states once considered part of the everyday struggle of life are now diagnosed as mental illness.

    Self-help, psychopharmacy, life-coaching and therapy industries promise to help us redesign our selves. In my projects I explore how products and technology transform us. Could products become therapy?

  • Degrees

  • BSc Industrial Design Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, 2005
  • Experience

  • Interaction Designer internship, IDEO Inc., Palo Alto, USA, 2007; Industrial Designer internship, GBO Design - Engineering, Helmond, Netherlands, 2004