Thomas J.L. van Rompay


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Thomas van Rompay is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Science of the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands. He has a background in cognitive psychology. After obtaining his master degree at Leiden University, he pursued his PhD at Delft Technical University, Department of Industrial Design Engineering. Specifically, he studied design experience from an embodied cognition perspective, investigating how design communicates meaning and affect. Since 2005, he works at The University of Twente. His current research projects take place on the threshold of design and psychology where he studies, amongst others, influences of environmental design and technology on health and wellbeing, and multi-sensory experiences as a function of packaging design. In addition, Van Rompay collaborates in multi-disciplinary projects in order to develop design and technology for people with health challenges, amongst others in ZonMW's "Growing Roots: Connecting Elderly through Virtual Nature Spaces", and in Horizon 2020's "MinD: Designing for people with Dementia". At the UT, he participates in tech-inspired programs including Living Smart Campus and Tech4People. Furthermore, he teaches and works at the University’s DesignLab where he is a DL-fellow.

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Research Output 2005 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)
64 Downloads (Pure)

Accepting the Internet-of-Things in our homes: The role of user skills

de Boer, P. S., van Deursen, A. J. A. M. & van Rompay, T. J. L., Mar 2019, In : Telematics and informatics. 36, p. 147-156 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Internet of things

Environmental design for dementia care - towards more meaningful experiences through design

Ludden, G. D. S., van Rompay, T. J. L., Niedderer, K. & Tournier, I., 1 Oct 2019, In : Maturitas. 128, p. 10-16 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Self-Help Devices
Environmental design
2 Citations (Scopus)
43 Downloads (Pure)

Served straight up: Effects of verticality cues on taste evaluations and luxury perceptions

van Rompay, T. J. L., van Hoof, J. J., Rorink, J. & Folsche, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Appetite. 135, p. 72-78 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Taste Perception
Visual Perception
6 Citations (Scopus)
63 Downloads (Pure)

The taste of touch: Enhancing saltiness impressions through surface texture design

van Rompay, T. J. L. & Groothedde, S., 1 Apr 2019, In : Food quality and preference. 73, p. 248-254 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
touch (sensation)
Solanum tuberosum

Activities 2013 2017

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2017 (Event)

Thomas J.L. van Rompay (Programme Committee Member)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

A view from the inside: Embodied Perspective Taking in Object Experienece.

Thomas Johannes Lucas van Rompay (Speaker)
19 Jan 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation