About IDE

Designing for our future. That is the core business of students and researchers at the faculty of IDE. They design and improve products and services that deal with society’s major challenges. And they are the experts, as they have been doing it for more than 45 years. Over 6.000 Industrial Design Engineers have graduated from the faculty since it was founded in 1969. IDE is still among the largest university design programmes in the world.

Nowadays, the emphasis is on the design of durable products and services, taking into account the interests of users, industry, society and the environment. Perhaps design can even be used to stimulate users to change their behaviour, thus helping to solve (future) problems  ranging from obesity to material scarcity.