Thomas J.L. van Rompay


  • 967 Citations
  • 17 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

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

Does digital nature enhance social aspirations? An experimental study

van Houwelingen-Snippe, J., van Rompay, T. J. L., de Jong, M. D. T. & Allouch, S. B., 24 Feb 2020, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 17, 4, 1454.

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  • 16 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
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    106 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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.

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    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    69 Downloads (Pure)


    • 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