The role of designers within social robotics
As part of her Honours Programme Master project, SPD student Josefien Scholtes researches the rise of social robotics, and the important role designers could have in this. Read her column >>>
A beautiful alarm beside your hospital bed
In hospitals all over the world, sounds, beeps and other noises constantly tell staff and patients what’s going on, up to 700 alarm signals a day (or once every two minutes). But only about 2% of these signals require actual attention or direct action from the staff. This can lead to ‘alarm fatigue’, where ...
'A mix of art and science'
What does it mean to be an industrial designer? Michiel Cremers recently graduated from with a Master’s degree at Industrial Design Engineering. He made a short movie about his experiences and development during his graduation process, where he designed a new helmet for jetfighter pilots. View the video >>
A Taste of the Food & Eating Design Lab
How our society deals with food is of crucial importance. Many societal challenges can be traced back to our relationship with food and eating. “From agricultural production and food waste to growing obesity and diabetes problems. Even mental health can be related to food.” As director of the Food & Eating Design Lab Rick Schifferstein works with researchers, students and companies to improve people’s interaction with their daily food and provide solutions that promote people’s health and wellbeing.
'Blended learning will remain the ideal model for me'
‘A pioneer in her field, an innovative educator and an inspiring lecturer.’ These are just...
‘You first have to understand why people are equal before you can understand why they’re different.’
Paul Hekkert conducted research for years on the underlying principles of aesthetics and experience. As a ‘scientific figurehead’, these...