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. Christa is a collaboration partner of Co-Design.
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
- Design research
- Co-creation sessions
- Using a co-design approach to create tools to facilitate physical activity in children with physical disabilities
- Are agile design approaches useful in designing for health? A case study
- Co-designing behaviour change prototypes with paediatric physical therapists Integrating insights on behaviour and social systems in a participatory design process