Ir. Doucet, E.T.M.

Noor Doucet is a Lecturer at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Noor has studied at IDE in the nineties and graduated with professor Jan Jacobs. Ever since she has been working as an industrial designer. She worked at design agencies (Leiden and Milan) and production companies. Also, she started her own studio twice. Noor her portfolio includes various projects: healthcare, lighting, (office) furniture, bathroom products, domestic appliances, technical textiles, public design, B2B and B2C. Her product development projects span the entire design process, resulting into innovations, patents and awards (Red Dot, IF, GIO, DDA). During her career, sustainability has become increasingly relevant to her and her projects (Cradle to Cradle and IDE Masterclass Design for the Circular Economy). 

In 2022 Noor joined the Sustainable Design Engineering department and currently is design coach in the bachelor programme. Her objectives in her role as design coach is to guide students towards a multidisciplinary approach, to inspire them in thinking creatively, to keep them monitor the quality of the design and to learn the students to communicate their design in a convincing way. Above all, she motivates students adding enthusiasm for the design profession. She is happy to share her experience and knowledge and to be inspired by both students and faculty colleagues. 


  • 1990 — 1997
    MSc, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering


  • 2022 — present
    Teacher of practice at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2021 — present
    Freelance designer at Sunbow Design, Leiden
    All round product development
  • 2017 — 2020
    Designer at Velopa, Leiderdorp
    Product development and product management in public design, street furniture
  • 2012 — 2021
    Freelance designer at Ontwerpgids, Leiden
    Product identity and concept
  • 2003 — 2012
    Senior designer at npk design, Leiden
  • 2000 — 2003
    Designer at ACPV, Antonio Citterio, Milan
  • 2000
    Designer at Studio Sowden, Milan
  • 1995 — 2000
    Internship, graduation project and designer at npk design, Leiden


  • Integrated product design
  • Sustainable design, materials and manufacturing 
  • Design vision and product identity

Lectures and/or coaches students on

Noor is coaching groups of bachelor students in order to help them progress through the various stages of the design process and provide design methods, tools and techniques. Her focus is on creative problem solving and integrated product design. She is involved in the following courses: 

  • Design Projects DP2, DP3, DP5 bachelor end project
  • Advanced prototyping
  • Materials and manufacturing
  • Design engineering contest

Secondary employment

Part time freelance industrial designer at Sunbow Design
Noor is helping companies with product concept design. The starting point is a relevant, sustainable and innovative idea. Her activities focus on the initial phase of the design process: developing product-market potential, design vision and guidelines, product identity and technical principles. Solutions are visualized in CAD models and renders. With Noor her all round product development experience and professional network, she advises in advancing the product realization.

Noor Doucet

Present on: Mon-Thu