Stella is Assistant Professor, Design for Interaction at Delft University. Stella develops participatory inclusive design tools for designers and non-designers in the domain areas of mobility, sustainability and e-health. She explores how design researchers can use artefacts and processes to support stakeholders in envisioning their own future. She has also developed dissemination advice for beginning design researchers. Stella is frequently invited to lecture, chair events and review scientific publications and has been a council member of the Design Research Society since 2013. She is the Design Research Society Conference 2020 Programme Committee Chair. In 2003 she earned a PhD from Staffordshire University (UK) with a research and design project on bathrooms for older people. The research inquired into a designer's experience of user-centred designing in this domain. She has worked in product design consultancy and user research for design, both employed and independently. Previously she studied product design at HBK Saar (Germany).