Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Steven Fokkinga holds a PhD (Cum Laude) on strategies for emotion-driven design & innovation. He has a broad experience with industry projects that connect the deeper understanding of psychological models to the reality of the product development. Steven is co-founder and Managing Partner of Emotion Studio, the research and design agency that spun off the Delft Institute of Positive Design. Steven has led numerous innovation projects in The Netherlands and internationally. His expertise includes emotion measurement, design thinking, strategic innovation, and digital transformation. Steven regularly speaks and teaches on these topics in events around the world. In his academic research, Steven focuses on several foundational topics, including emotional richness and differentiation, fundamental needs, and behavior change.