Welcome to DPPI 05, the conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces. We challenge you to participate in an exhilarating week of listening, doing, science, designing, exploring, discussing, learning and having fun. The organizing committee did its best to build an attractive program for you. As any conference, we have paper and poster presentations, and invited speakers. However, we have more. There will be a full day of hands-on design for all participants. In addition, alongside the conference, a Design Competition was organized. We will introduce you to the new Department of Industrial Design at the TU/e, with its radically new teaching methods. You will also have the chance to explore Philips Research and Philips Design.
The organizing committee wants to break new grounds with this conference. It primarily focuses on product design, and the creation of a design science. The only thing you need to do is to join your enthusiasm for these subjects to ours.