• Landbergstraat, 15

    2628 CE DELFT


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Jacky Bourgeois is assistant professor of Data-Centric Design with the Knowledge and Intelligence Design (KInD) section, Department of Sustainable Design Engineering (SDE) of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE); He leads the Data-Centric Delft Design Lab.

Research interests

His research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science and Participatory Design. He develops methods such as data donation for reciprocal participation, human-data interactions which empower researchers and data participants to explore behavioural data collaboratively and data tools that leverage technologies to embed behavioural data in human-centred research processes.

Academic background

With a background in computer science, Jacky investigated the design of ubiquitous technologies to support domestic energy practices of 'energy farmers', i.e. households that generate their energy from solar panels. He combined exploratory interviews, participatory data analysis and in-home interventions to deeply understand this context. He investigated case studies focusing on Energy Demand-Shifting in the context of domestic solar electricity generation around the laundry and the electric mobility routines. He aimed to understand the connection between consumption and local generation and design support for emerging energy practices.

This process led him to appreciate data generated from the Internet and the Internet of Things as key resources in human-centred design. However, designers often lack the necessary data literacy to effectively and ethically use this resource in their design process. Jacky dedicates his research and teaching effort to addressing this challenge.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Interactive Demand-Shifting in the Context of Micro-Generation, The Open University


Award Date: 1 Oct 2016

Master's degree, University of Rennes


Award Date: 1 Sept 2012

External positions

Commercial Intern, National Energy Foundation

Mar 2014May 2014

Research Assistant, The Open University

Mar 2012Aug 2012

Ph.D. Student, The Open University


Research Assistant, Inria

Jun 2011Sept 2011

Developer, Axper

Mar 2009Jul 2009


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