Pleuntje Jellema

Pleuntje Jellema
KU Leuven | ku leuven · Faculty of Architecture

PhD

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19 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
March 2016 - present
KU Leuven
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Foregrounding the built environment in experiences of cancer care: learning lessons for human-centred design
Education
September 2011 - June 2014
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Interior Architecture
September 2008 - May 2011
Ontario College of Art and Design
Field of study
  • Environmental Design
January 2000 - June 2000
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Field of study
  • Huan geography and anthropology

Publications

Publications (21)
Article
In qualitative research, visual methods often entail engaging with images as the subject of analysis. Yet, images may be of value also as a means of analysis. This article reflects on this analytical value in relation to drawings. To this end, the authors explore drawings made by researchers in various phases of qualitative research. Drawings made...
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Liminality captures the passing stages in transitioning from one sociocultural status to another. As its spatial dimension remains under-examined, we analyse this in experiences of people affected by cancer. We review liminality in cancer-related literature and juxtapose this with empirical material. Analysing interview data (with eight patients) a...
Conference Paper
During the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, crisis management and fast decision-making regarding infrastructural adaptations were key as hospitals faced major challenges while attempting to ensure optimal care. This study aims to gain insight into decision-making processes regarding infrastructural adaptations. Interviews were conducted (in J...
Presentation
The Research[x]Design group comprises researchers with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and research approaches. Data collection, often involving people in vulnerable situations and/or sensitive contexts, requires significant investments (effort, time); data are rich in ways valuable both for subsequent investigations and to inform design practice....
Presentation
The Covid-19 pandemic challenges healthcare organizations with respect to the provision of care, but also regarding the built environment. Hospitals were forced to rethink the use and organization of their buildings on very short notice in order to separate Covid from non-Covid patients. How hospital buildings were adapted in six general hospitals...
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Spatially organizing social interactions has become a topical theme given our deprivation of so many of these due to Covid-19. When submitting our original abstract, we aimed to offer insight into why it may be important for people to “be apart together”, and how spatial organization may serve this. Rather than by the need to stay six feet away, ou...
Presentation
This study addresses the extent to which architects and clients involved in the design of cancer care facilities integrate the perspectives of users generally, and people affected by cancer specifically, in the design process. What supports and challenges can be identified regarding this integration? The literature suggests that in design briefs fo...
Article
Objective: Better understanding how (built) cancer care facilities are present in the experience of people with cancer offers insight into how buildings affect their wellbeing. Exposure to these facilities entails confrontation in multiple ways. The value ascribed to a place grows over time and can be expected to affect the experience of care. Met...
Article
The experience of cancer patients often includes numerous consultations and procedures taking place in a variety of (cancer) care facilities. Relatives and care professionals play a part and have unique perspectives. This article describes the roles cancer care facilities play in the well-being of patients, relatives, and care professionals, and id...
Conference Paper
Objective – This paper seeks to investigate the extent to which architects and clients involved in the design of cancer care facilities integrate the perspectives of users generally, and people affected by cancer specifically, in the design process. Background – Increasingly hospital users contribute to design briefs and participate as stakeholder...
Article
In research and design, Creative Research Methods (CRMs) are useful to gain insight into user perspectives. Reviews suggest that CRMs offer potential to engage people, yet little detail is available regarding their use in relation to built healthcare environments. Consider environments for cancer care, where patients are confronted with particular...
Chapter
Contemporary cancer care takes place within a healthcare system catering for a highly mobile demographic. This study aimed to better understand the experience of patients within the cancer care environment (CCE) and the role of spatial aspects therein. We explore the effectiveness of photovoice in discussing this experience over time and the extent...
Article
Purpose. Adolescence is a transition period involving complex development processes. A life-threatening disease like cancer jeopardizes this development and often exposes adolescents to hospital environments that are unadjusted to them. Despite growing research on how the physical environment affects the well-being of the (child as) patient, adoles...
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Probleem- en doelstelling(en): Adolescentie is een overgangsfase die gepaard gaat met complexe ontwikkelingsprocessen en het verwerven van identiteit en onafhankelijkheid. Adolescenten zijn noch kinderen, noch volwassenen, maar eigenlijk ook beiden tegelijk. Enerzijds maakt dat hen wendbaar, maar anderzijds ook kwetsbaar. Wanneer een adolescent daa...
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Probleem- en doelstelling(en): Architectuur beïnvloedt ons welbevinden en onze levenskwaliteit. Vooral in omgevingen voor kankerzorg, waar mensen geconfronteerd worden met stress en angst, is het relevant om dit potentieel aan te boren. Onderzoek suggereert dat wanneer dergelijke omgevingen ontworpen worden vanuit de emotionele noden van de betrokk...
Presentation
Adolescence is a period of transition that comes with complex development processes. When an adolescent is confronted with a chronic disease or the consequences of an accident, their development is jeopardized. Moreover, they are exposed to a hospital environment that is not adjusted to young people. Despite growing research on the effect of the ph...
Conference Paper
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Increasingly we recognise attempts that explore user experience in healthcare settings both in research and design endeavours. Our primary interest is in identifying creative research methods (CRM) that are used to gauge the experience of healthcare environments. We see potential in an active involvement of patients and caregivers as experts, not o...
Chapter
A short analysis of rainfall trends for West Africa is presented in this chapter. Changes in aridity class and the related drought risk are calculated.

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Projects (3)
Project
Childhood stroke alters the life of children and their families as care continues for many years after stroke onset. We aim to, for the first time, investigate the role of the built environment in the everyday life of children and families affected by this rare disease. We will examine both the informal (i.e. home, neighbourhood, school) and formal (i.e. hospital, rehabilitation clinic, outpatient clinic) care environments. Children and their families, healthcare professionals, and design practitioners will be involved in the project through ethnographic and participatory research methods.
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Research[x]Designers investigate how space is experienced from diverse perspectives (e.g., ageing, disability, hospitalization), and develop methods that integrate insights into these experiences in design processes. Several methods have been tested and validated with individual clients, architecture firms, and contractors, enabling them to create (more) enabling spaces. This project seeks to investigate how more end-users can benefit from this approach by targeting key players in different real estate contexts.
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The project aims to investigate how the experience of people affected by cancer can inform the design of cancer care facilities. Their experience is expected to enhance our understanding of architecture’s potential to contribute to people’s well-being.