My focus on design research allows me to facilitate greater social impact through a deeper understanding on human needs and behaviours, engaging with active empathy with both users and design teams. I believe this focus enables richer knowledge towards the design of solutions that provide value across the continuum of the design process.

Hello there!


My background is in industrial design. I obtained my BA from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. Following, I completed my advanced studies at the MSc. program ‘Design for Interaction’ of Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), the Netherlands with Cum Laude degree. My graduation project focused on reflective informatics technology, Tangible User Interfaces and sensing technology for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) children.

I received my PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TUDelft. The research addressed the experiences of patients undergoing a recovery process of Total Hip Replacement patients (THR) and physical activity awareness and reflection for knowledge workers. After graduating, I worked as post-doctoral researcher with the 2ndSKIN project, exploring and implementing reflective mechanisms in the design of technology that supports energy consumption behaviour at home.


Human-centred design


Social innovation

Personal informatics

Healthcare and wellbeing

Work experience

Universidad Icesi
(2016 – 2020) Full-time faculty Assistant Professor / Department of Design and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, Colombia.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2015 – 2016)
Full-time Visiting Lecturer / School of Design, Hong Kong

Beijing Normal University, BNU
(07/2018 – 07/2019)
Guest lecturer, seasonal Master of User Experience, User Experience Research Center, China.

Delft University of Technology
(2009 – 2015)
PhD and Postdoctoral position / Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, The Netherlands.

Universidad de Los Andes
(2003 – 2006)
Full-time Instructor. Department of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Colombia.