Communication Department IDE
As Delft Designers, you already know a thing or two about communication, so how can you benefit from the faculty’s Communication services?
What we do
IDE is a top tier design institution. Our researchers, education, ideas and accomplishments are well known around the world. We at IDE Communication aim to safeguard and further build this reputation by helping you with your communications needs.
- Have you been contacted by a journalist?
- Do you want to work on your personal branding?
- Do you want to secure funding for your research?
- Do you have a great story to share?
- Do you need slides for your presentation?
- Do you need advice on how to get your work out there?
These questions and more are answered below. We’ve created this page to help you with your communication needs, we give advice and practical support such as downloads or links to useful information. This so-called communication toolbox is constantly evolving so please send us your suggestions on expanding the information and adding content to answer your communication questions.
The online communication toolkit doesn’t mean we’re not available in person, so do still feel free to stop by our office. Find the communication toolkit here.
A good online profile plays an important role in making you and your work more visible to potential collaborators, funding bodies, and media outlets. The starting point for this is setting up your profile page which summarises your research focus, academic background, links to your PURE profile, and so on.
All new research staff should receive a link to the online profile form from their department secretary. Please take the time to complete and submit the form so that we can get to work building your page. Need to make a change to an existing profile? You can use the same form.
Ahead of the forthcoming mid-term research review in June 2023, all IDE researchers are asked to take a moment in May/June to review their current TU Delft profile page and bring it up-to-date. For the latest information on this, click here.
Research Project Pages
Are you currently working on a research project that you would like to share with peers or stakeholders? The IDE research webpages are structured around 7 research platforms and keywords so that people can easily find relevant researchers and projects. On these platforms, we showcase several active research projects. Do you want your project to be featured on these platforms as well?
Content takes many forms. From a news article to a podcast, or from an opinion piece to a Delft Design Story and everything in between. These stories are for audiences beyond the academic community. They highlight the way in which Delft Design brings about societal impact in the application areas of Sustainability, Health, AI and Mobility. Often a researcher or a team is at the centre of the story, personal connections helps bring the academic topic to life.
Do you have an idea for content that can generate impact? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multimedia creation (films and photos)
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Strong visuals or rich media like films or animations can make all the difference in whether a research story attracts attention. Many of the visuals we use in Delft Design stories come from within the IDE Community but we also have experience in commissioning photography, developing scripts and directing films. We can help manage this creative process or put you in touch with the right creatives.
Media & journalists
Have you been contacted by the media to contribute your expert insights on current news? Feel free to get in touch with the IDE Communication Team to discuss the opportunities. We can help you by:
- Acting as a sounding board
- Giving you tips on working with the media
- Anticipating challenging questions journalists may ask
Do you want more media attention for your work and the best way to go about it? Or perhaps you have a ground-breaking piece of research that you think is newsworthy? Here are a few tips:
- Make sure you are findable online
- Consider your communications goals
- Talk to IDE Communication about when and how to pitch a story
At IDE we are active on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, with LinkedIn being the biggest and most impactful platform. The stories of our researchers and lecturers find a lot of traction there. We also have an IDE YouTube channel, where you can find a selection of our films. We use the official IDE social media channels to drive audiences to Delft Design stories, and to promote IDE events or share breaking news.
We can also advise you in your own social media use and personal branding as IDE TU Delft researcher and/or lecturer. Do you want to have a chat on this or have something newsworthy to share? Tip us off via email@example.com. As we want IDE social media to be truly social, we encourage you to follow us and like, share or comment on our posts. Use the hashtag #DelftDesign and tag your colleagues. Help spread the word on #DelftDesign!
The IDE bi-weekly newsletter lands in the inbox of all IDE staff and students almost every second Thursday of the academic year. Do you have relevant news or an idea for future feature, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For publication on Thursdays, we ask you to submit a draft by Monday. Your text should consist of a short introduction of no more than 280 characters (inclusive of spaces), which will appear in the body of the newsletter. Any additional text will be published on a related webpage or intranet page (indicated by a “Read on” link). Texts should be supplied in English, ideally with a Dutch translation. All texts will be edited by Communication IDE.
Please provide at least one good quality picture with your text (minimum 1MB) which can work as a thumbnail in the newsletter. Finally, don’t forget to include any important links.
Around the faculty you will see screens sharing information about up-and-coming events and key news relevant to our community.
Want to propose a net presenter slide? Please consider that it should be of interest to most people in the faculty and that there should be a clear association with TU Delft. Send your slide or idea to email@example.com at least one week in advance. You may submit a maximum of one slide per event or announcement.
Slides appear on screen for just 10 seconds so less is more. Focus on creating a slide which is eye catching and readable in short time. Text should be limited to 40 words or less. Consider adding a QR code that people can scan to find out more information.
Please deliver your slide as a 1920x1080 pixels JPG or PNG file (under 1MB). We are unable to edit your slide or create your slide for you. We may send it back to you if improvements need to be made.
The IDE Communication Team organises a number of faculty-wide events per year, including Summer Thoughts and a Winter Warmer before the winter break. Smaller events are organised with the support of department secretaries, but IDE Communication can play an advisory role.
If you've been asked to plan an event, be sure to check out the IDE Events Handbook for useful information, as well as, tips and tricks.
IDE Event Handbook
So you have been asked to organise an event and you’re wondering where to start? You’re in the right place. Welcome to the IDE Event Handbook. Events play an important part in the IDE community. Whether it’s a group or departmental gathering, an exhibition or a full-blown symposium, our events offer an opportunity to connect, showcase our work, discuss challenges and celebrate. They are also an excellent test of our organisational skills and teamworking skills. Event organisation puts you in touch with many members of the faculty, as well as a network of suppliers. To make things easier for you, the IDE Event Manual gives an overview of key considerations and practical tips to help you plan and run a successful event. Good luck!
Larger Scale Events
For large scale events, which involve multiple faculties and outside parties, TU Delft’s Event Solutions team provide advice and practical support.
TU Delft Corporate Design
For information on the correct use of logos, fonts and other aspects of the TU Delft look and feel, please visit the TU Delft Corporate Design (huisstijl) pages.
This presentation helps tell the story of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Feel free to use it for presenting IDE if you are invited to give a lecture or presentation outside the faculty. Feel free to adapt this presentation.
Do you need a photo of life at IDE or TU Delft to use in a presentation or publication? Find out about how to use TU Delft’s photo sharing site here.