Hey! I’m Serge Gruson, an Industrial Designer studying at Eindhoven University of Technology. I have a passion for creating thought-provoking experiences. I do that by using technology in a positive way that inspires people and gives them new insights. In a society where technology often alienates people, I want to use it to bring people closer together.
I am visually oriented; I have a great eye for detail and feel for aesthetics. Visual communication is one of my strengths. When working together I am analytical and mediating while creatively exploring new idea’s.
Please take a look at some of the projects I have worked on!
For the Bosch Parade me and a fellow Industrial Design student were asked to make the Laboratory. The Bosch Parade is a floating parade of about 15 artworks in the spirit of medieval painter Jheronimus Bosch on the river the Dommel in ’s Hertogenbosch.
The Laboratory bridges the gap between past and present by using 250 year old historic data as an input for a choreography of autonomous tentacles supported by a data-driven soundtrack made by Felix Ruiter. A wonderful experience to design and realise this together with Tjeu van Bussel and exciting to show our installation to an audience of 30.000 people.
E-waste Arcades’ motto is “Let’s make recycling fun!” Within E-waste Arcades, we work at waste solutions that are enjoyable to use and in the meanwhile promote sustainable behaviour. Think of old-school arcade machines in which you can recycle your old mobile phone and bins for at festivals that create fun sounds when you throw in trash. The products of this company are circular: everything gets reused. Having started as an intern, now I work at E-waste Arcades as a UX designer, working with clients such as Eurosonic Noorderslag, Rijkswaterstaat and Weee Nederland.
The menora is a desk light designed to increase the productivity of its user. Using colour psychology the ambient light is changed to create the optimal environment for the users state of mind. The device deducts the users state of mind based on the fidgeting behaviour of the user. This project was done for the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Stukafest (studentenkamerfestival), is the biggest student festival of the Netherlands. Cultural acts play in tiny student rooms all over the city. These ministages create intimate, surprising experiences with a unique interaction between performer and audience. In 2019 I organised the Eindhoven edition of this festival: in 12 student rooms cultural acts of all disciplines performed. After three rounds of visiting acts in student rooms, the audience enjoyed the legendary after party with live music, drinks and dances. In 2020 I am organising this event again, planning to make it even better than last year!
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