Marieke Zielhuis | Researcher | Methodology of Practice-Based Research

Marieke Zielhuis


Dr. Marieke Zielhuis MSc studied Industrial Design Engineering and obtained a doctoral degree on the topic of the contribution by design research projects to professional designers. Her research focuses on the learning processes at the boundary between research and professional practice, and on the ways of working which support this learning. 

Since Marieke joined HU University of Applied Sciences in 2002, she has been working on the boundary between education, research and professional practice, such as in education programs for practitioners, at Centre of Expertise Creative Industries UCREATE, at Centre of Expertise Smart Sustainable Cities, and as research project leader. She is part of the research group Research Competence since 2019.

Marieke is researcher within various projects. She is a member of the expertise group on research within the Teaching and Learning Network. Furthermore, she is active within the Network of Applied Design Research to increase the quality and visibility of applied design research in the Netherlands.

Fields of expertise

  • Design Research
  • Research-practice collaborations     


  • Considering design practice The underutilized opportunities in collaborative design research projects for learning by design professionals
    • Marieke Zielhuis
    • Research group: Research Competence
    • Doctoral Thesis
    • 2023
  • Create health ways of working Insights from ten ehealth innovation research projects
    • Wilke van Beest, Berit Godfroij, Marieke Zielhuis, Daan Andriessen, Remko van der Lugt
    • Research groups: Co-design, Research Competence
    • Book
    • 2022
  • Making design research relevant for design practice What is in the way?
    • Marieke Zielhuis, Froukje Sleeswijk Visser, Daan Andriessen, P.J. (Pieter Jan) Stappers
    • Research group: Research Competence
    • Article
    • 2022


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