Jasmien Herssens is an architect and currently in a ZAP-track position at the Faculty of Architecture and arts of Hasselt University, Belgium.
She lectures design methodology, a master seminar “Designing for more” and coaches Master students in Universal Designing. In her Phd: “Designing Architecture for More a framework of haptic design parameters with the expertise of people born blind”, she conducted research together with people born blind in order to find design parameters supporting multisensory experiences.
For her research she won several best paper awards and the Cera senior award in 2012. Jasmien is research coordinator and president of the UD living lab in Hasselt. She represents Belgium in the European Institute for Design and disability (EIDD-Design for All Europe) and is a delegate for EIDD-DfA Europe at the European Disability Forum (EDF).