Rosa de Vries | Researcher | Co-design research group

Rosa de Vries


Rosa de Vries (1988) completed the Mechanical Engineering programme at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in 2016. During her education, she focused on ‘human-centred’ design by following the minor Co-Design Studio and by graduating on the Powertools project.

After graduating, Rosa started assumed a position within at the Co-design research group, where she worked on various projects and tasks, such as facilitating sessions, writing articles, supervising students and designing and creating tools and products.

"What I like about co-design is that the process is already very valuable and actually amounts to something of a project result."

After completing the Powertools project, Rosa applied for a follow-up grant to do market research for the Millow heartbeat cushion that she designed. This was a great opportunity and it has been shown that there is a lot of potential for the product. Rosa now hopes to transfer it to a company or entrepreneur who is able to bring it to market. In September 2019 she will begin with master’s degree in Design, alongside her work at Co-Design.

Fields of expertise

  • Co-design
  • Design Research
  • Prototyping



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