Ir. Zijlstra, J.J.M.
Jelle Zijlstra is lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
After graduating in 1989 I started working as independant designer for companies like PTT (Dutch postal and telecom services), Gazelle and Union bicycles. In those days, I also designed stands for business fairs and (traveling) exhibitions. My focus moved towards products for the public domain and products that help achieve a more sustainable way of living. In 1995 I developed the Fietshangar, a safe storage for five bicycles to be fitted on a parking space. The city of Rotterdam adopted this product and asked me to design more bicycle parking facilities in the city of Rotterdam. In cooperation with Drost & van Veen Architects I designed Waternet, a network of floating boatstops for the river de Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam. My teaching work started in Delft in the arly 90s, after that I have been teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven (Man and Mobility) and I helped to start up the Industrial Design Faculty at Eindhoven UT for five years and co-developed a competency based learning system. At this moment I am head of the Man and Mobility department at the Design Academy Eindhoven and teacher of design and design didactics at the Delft University of Technology. I developed the Competency Monitor for ‘Delft’ and I am co-author of the Delft Design Guide. As a designer I am working on a carbon time trial bicycle for a new brand to be produced in the Netherlands. Personal life: I am married and live in Rotterdam with my wife and two children.
- 1983 – 1989
Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
- 1977 – 1983
VWO Gymnasium, Norbertuscollege Roosendaal
- 2012 – present
Head of Man and Mobility
- 2005 – present
Design teaching at Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design Engineering, department Design Engineering
- 2005 – 2012
Design teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven, Compass department Lab (lessons in technology)
- 2001 – 2005
Design teaching at Eindhoven University of Technology, (new) Faculty of Industrial Design
- 1995 – 2001
Design teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven, department Man and Mobility
- 1991 – 1995
Design teaching at Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design Engineering, department of Ergonomics
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Specialisation/Field of research
- Design Methodology
- Design Education
- Sustainability (Minor Sustainable Design, LCA)
- Public Design
Lectures/Coaches students on:
- Design Methodology
- Design Didactics
Head of Man and Mobility at Design Academy Eindhoven
Delft Design Guide
van Boeijen, A.G.C., Daalhuizen, J.J., & Zijlstra, J.J.M. (Eds.) (2020 2nd edition). Delft Design Guide: Perspectives, Models, Approaches and Methods. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.
Published in 2013