Industrial Design Engineering at Dutch Design Week 2018

20 October 2018 00:00 till 28 October 2018 23:59 - Location: Klokgebouw, Strijp-S, Eindhoven - By: Communication

From 20 to 28 October the annual Dutch Design Week will take place in the 'Klokgebouw' in Eindhoven. With more than 2600 designers, 110 locations and 400 events it’s the largest design event in Northern Europe. Quite a few large and small IDE projects will be featured in Eindhoven.

Mind the Step
Together with our colleagues at TU Eindhoven, UTwente and Wageningen University, IDE organises the Mind the Step exhibition at the Dutch Design Week. The opening of Mind the Step will take place on Saturday 20 October at 15:00. At the exhibition you will find interesting student and research projects. It is divided into several themes.

For the Design for Debate theme two student projects of the Interactive Technology Design course of Aadjan van der Helm, Tomasz Jaskiewicz and Roy Bendor will show provocative speculations on Rotterdam in the year 2068. The Smart Migrant Dispenser lets civilians ‘choose’ which migrant they are obliged to shelter. The Valoranima prototype offers the opportunity to earn water and oxygen when you exhibit the right social values.

Health is one of IDE’s main research themes. For the Mind the Step theme with the same name Joy offers toys where visually impaired children can play together with their normally sighted peers. Track Me & Chase Me developed a versatile activity landscape for the improvement of children’s motor skills. It can be adapted to specific children’s play and training situations. Research in collaboration with Doctors without Borders resulted a set of self-help cards for mental support for migrants. Finally, the Bree prototype monitors air quality and –temperature in a house by ‘breathing’. You can even use it for your own breathing exercises.

Smart Migrant Dispenser


We’re working hard at the Improving Work theme. Crecol is an interactive table that stimulates cooperation by planning activities for teams in an attractive and efficient manner. The challenge of working together is approached by Lavoro in both an on- and offline way: a software package plus a physical box of attributes.

Finally there’s Innovative Materials. How about a Chaise Longue with an adaptive structure that easily transforms from a chair into a bed? Rather have more control over the design of your table? Computer Aided Consumer Design helps you select your favorite colour and/or product characteristics with the aid of algorithms. Software is also the source for the Foliage Dress, where haute couture and computational design find each other in a combination of 3D printed material and delicate textiles. A lot of bio-waste like mussel shells are still thrown away. Mussels in the 3D printer proves that mussel shells from Zeeland can be used to print products that can then be dissolved for reuse after your done with them. We stay with 3D printing for Xtreme insoles, where laser sintering produced insoles reduce the risk of injuries and discomfort while riding your road-bicycle.

Chaise Longue

Computer Aided Consumer Design

Mind the Step website

Silent ICU project
At the Embassy of Health exhibition Elif Özcan-Vieira (assistant professor of IDE and director of the Critical Alarms Lab) will present the Silent Intensive Care Unit (ICU) project in collaboration with Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. Three Silent ICU subprojects all concern negative consequences of alarm-fatigue and noise pollution in hospital contexts. The CareTunes project transforms vital sign alarms such as pulse and blood-oxygen levels, which all together can cause a cacophony of random noises, into music. The other two projects reflect the nurses’ perspective on alarm fatigue and patient perspective on sleep and delirium.
Critical Alarms Lab