Christa van Gessel | Researcher | Co-design research group

Christa van Gessel


Christa van Gessel (1980) studied Industrial Design - Strategic Product Design at Delft University of Technology. As a co-designer & researcher, she likes to bring people together to work on projects that deal with complex issues from a designing perspective, to find underlying questions together, to chart the broader context and deeper dreams, and ultimately to develop appropriate interventions for real people.

In addition being involved in these projects as a designer, she also reflects on the projects as a researcher, so as to develop new methods for the co-design field.

Fields of expertise

  • Co-design
  • Design research
  • Co-creation sessions


  • Are agile design approaches useful in designing for health? A case study
    • Eline Bolster, Manon Bloemen, Christa van Gessel, Sander Hermsen, Anita van Essen, Remko van der Lugt
    • Research groups: Co-design, Lifestyle and Health
    • Lecture
    • 2020
  • Grounding practices How researchers ground their work in create-health collaborations for designing e-health solutions
    • Christa van Gessel, Marieke Zielhuis, Remko van der Lugt, Berit Godfroij, Daan Andriessen
    • Research groups: Co-design, Methodology of Practice-Based Research
    • Lecture
    • 2020
  • Service Design, insights from nine case studies
    • Fenne Verhoeven, Remko van der Lugt, Tanja Enninga, Christa van Gessel, Jens Gijbels, Menno Manschot, Froukje Sleeswijk Visser, Berit Godfroij
    • Research group: Co-design
    • Book
    • 2013


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