Alles wat te maken heeft met retail design (winkelontwerp), beleving, (de toekomst van) de fysieke winkel, consumentengedrag, en de wetenschap van het winkelen.




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Board member RINP (https://retailinnovationplatform.com/)
Convenor Special Interest Group Designing Retail and Service Futures (https://www.designresearchsociety.org/cpages/sig-retail)
Member of the scientific committee of the open source journal INNER (http://www.innermagazine.org)
Certified reviewer of the Journal of Environmental Psychology
Reviewer for Leukos
External expert for Vlaio funded projects
member alfa-selection commission BOF Small projects (UHasselt)
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Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and arts at Hasselt University

…being the academic director of the Retail Design Lab centre of knowledge,…

…researching and defining the role and education of a retail designer…

…looking into what the store of the future should and could be…

…being a consultant for retailers big and small.

Tutor retail design (research, theory and practice) at Hasselt University, Faculty of Architecture and arts

…also teaching Customer Experience Managent in the Master of Commercial Sciences

…also organizing international summer schools on ‘Seamless retail design: integrating the human, spatial and digital’…

…organizing Masterclasses Advanced retail design (in cooperation with SEE), for professionals…

(we also offer this as an in-house personal training for retailers)


…increasingly invited keynote speaker for conferences national and international…

…guest-lecturer at TUDelft

…guest professor at Faculty of Business Economics Hasselt University

Relevante Publicaties

Quartier, K. 2023. The big book of retail design. Leuven: Lannoo Campus.

Quartier, K, Claes, S. & Vanrie, J. (2017). Rethinking the education of retail design. What are the competences a retail designer needs in this fast evolving discipline?, The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S1285-S1292, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352657

Quartier, K., Petermans, A., Melewar, TC., Dennis, C., 2021 (eds.). The value of design in retail and branding. Londen: Emerald.

Grootboom, N., Quartier, K., Breed, I (2023) Omnichannelling: Key to establishing circularity in the fashion industry. IN Armstrong, K. & Barnes, L. (Ed.). Transformative times for Fashion Marketing + Consumption: New horizons, Palgrave MacMillan.

Relevante onderzoeken

Tetra-project ‘An experience design generator’: 1/10/2015 - 30/9/2017
Tetra-project ‘Material world’: 1/10/2017 - 30/9/2019
International summer school retail design (Flanders Knowledge area, funding for 3 years): since 2014
DIOS funding international design project in cooperation with Politecnico di Milano: April 2016
Work-shop ‘the craft of retail design’ in Politecnico di Milano (2018, 2020, 2021); Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Capetown (2019), Middlesex University (2020, 2021)
Proof of Concept (IOF-POC) Experience design generator (start 1/2021)
Innovative teaching project (IOP): Academic Consultancy in an Interdisciplinary Context (ACTi): 2020-2023)

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