Knowledge and Intelligence Design

Knowledge and Intelligence Design (KInD) is a human-centered and multi-disciplinary research group based at Sustainable Design Engineering department of the Industrial Design Engineering faculty, Delft University of Technology.

KInD focuses on the relationship between the science and practice of design, and the digital technology that fuels intelligent products, services, and systems.

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And, we are hiring!

Design in the Digital Age

Individuals, organisations and society are taking advantage of computing power to crunch data and automate decision-making. This trend is opening up many new possibilities – from social robots to  digital infrastructures for intelligent cities and health-care systems. But it also poses complex questions for designers. Questions around bias, fairness, transparency, and contestability in automated decision making. Questions about the emerging relationship between people and automated devices. The Knowledge and Intelligence Design (KInD) researches these – and many more – questions.

Intelligent tools and methods

KIND’s work leads to new tools and methods for designing, understanding and controlling knowledge- and intelligence-centric product-service systems (PSS). By integrating research in design with research in data scienceInternet of Thingsmachine learning, human-computer interactionspatial analysis, and crowd computing, KInD aims to unlock the potential of digital materials – to ​​design and engineer intelligent PSSs that are robust, meaningful, intelligible, accessible, and inclusive. 

News and Updates

  • [June 28, 2022] | Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis and a team of prominent scholars in GIScience and Urban Analytics publish an article (commentary) in Computational Urban Science. Read here.
  • [June 1, 2022] | Vasileios Milias and Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis publish article in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Read here.
  • [March 29, 2022] | In the spotlight: Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis. Read here.
  • [February 24, 2022] | Interview with Jacky Bourgeois about the course ‘Digital Product Development’. Read here.
  • [February 1, 2022] | The creative breeding ground of Delft Design Labs. Imagine a research environment fuelled by creativity, where people from different disciplines and varying levels of expertise collaborate, seeking new insights and solutions that can change the world. That is what you’ll find in the Delft Design Labs, a theme-based research platform at the TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) that brings researchers, students and external partners together to find innovative solutions to the complex challenges of our time. Read more here.
  • [January 13, 2022] | A small research grant (€135,000) has been granted  by the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for BOLD Cities on Urban Digital Twins. Roy Bendor from IDE is one of the project team members as well, along with Jess Bier (Sociology, EUR), Thomas Swerts (Sociology, EUR), and Carola van Eijk (Public Administration, LU). Read more here.
  • [November 23, 2021] | Interview with Kars Alfrink about the transparency of AI systems. Read here.
  • [November 4, 2021] | Gerd Kortuem was invited to a panel discussion at the 4th IFIP International Internet of Things conference in Amsterdam - where he talked about “the IoT as Creative Design Material for generating Societal Value for All” and made an argument for moving “Towards a Sustainable Internet of Things for the Future".
  • [September 23, 2021] | KInD Researchers Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis, Roos Teeuwen, and Prof. dr. Alessandro Bozzon teamed up with Researchers from MIT Senseable City Lab, Dr. Fábio Duarte, Arianna Salazar Miranda, and Tom Benson, and published an article titled “Cities and infectious diseases: Assessing the exposure of pedestrians to virus transmission along city streets”, in Urban Studies — a top-tier journal in the field. More information is available at this link. The article is available to everyone (Gold Open Access license) at this link.
  • [August 6, 2021] | Himanshu Verma organized a workshop called “SensiBlend: Sensing Blended Experiences in Professional and Social Contexts” at ACM Ubicomp 2021. Workshop website: 

  • [July 2, 2021] | Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis was invited to a podcast by the Centre for BOLD Cities on digital means for measuring crowdedness. The podcast is available online at this link.
  • [April 30, 2021] | Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis acted as invited speaker at the Points of Interest (POInt) Research Symposium, organized by the School of City & Regional Planning and the College of Design, Georgia Teach (USA) The Symposium brought together leading experts from around the world in the field of POI research. More information about the Symposium is available at this link. Achilleas’s presentation titled “Unlabeled and mislabeled POIs: the challenge of classifying urban places” is available here.
  • [April 22, 2021] | Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis, Dr. Willemijn Elkhuizen, and Prof. dr. Alessandro Bozzon received a science communication grant of €10,000 from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW). More information is available at this link.

  • [January 20, 2021] | Vasileios Milias and Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis publish article in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Read here.

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