Nynke Tromp studied Industrial Design Engineering, which left her dissatisfied as it was about the newest gadget rather than about possible contributions designers can make to society. Her interest was in the process of gaining insights into
human behavior and of using this as input for creative thinking and
With Tromp's graduation project Designing Social Cohesion
for the municipality of The Hague, she explored the
possible contribution of designers to solving issues
of societal kind: In our daily lives we are constantly interacting with products that
support us in fulfilling our needs. The way these products mediate this
relation can have significant influence on our social behavior.
Nynke Tromp participated in the Test_Lab: Happiness on July 10, 2008.