Delft Design Stories
Becoming healthier through smart game designValentijn Visch designs solutions to motivate people to pay attention to their health. For this, he uses techniques such as game design and interactive storytelling. Collaboration with researchers inside and outside TU Delft is key for him. "More and more health researchers want a designer to join."
22 March 2023
From The Start: The Early Design Bird Gets The Remanufacturing WormThe circular economy. Sustainability. Refurbishment. Remanufacturing. Recycling. We hear these buzzwords used all the time when talking about how humanity needs to lessen its impact on the planet. For her PhD research, Nina Boorsma looked into how to get companies to make more sustainable products and found that the process needs to start early.
11 March 2023
IDE starts to beat in the heart of DHPC Quantum ComputerAs of this January the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) has joined the Delft High Performance Computing Centre (DHPC) and the Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering. How can this ‘super (computing) power’ be used for design research, to advance visualisations, optimise 3-D printing techniques and solve societal issues and more? What effect could this have on the role of designers? What new areas of research could be addressed? And what implications could this have on ethical issues?
02 March 2023
Circular composites - design is the missing linkComposite materials have a lot to offer in terms of fine-tuning material properties, optimising functionality, and ensuring a long-life span. Despite those advantages, they still leave a lot to be desired when it comes to reuse and recycling. For his PhD, Jelle Joustra explored strategies for making composite materials that support a circular economy, proposing that design is the missing link.
24 February 2023
Long live the refurbished productProducts designed for a single life cycle have a huge impact on the environment. In the transition to a circular economy, designing products that go through multiple lives and retain their value could make a big difference. For her PhD, Theresa Wallner explored how designers can make it easier for consumers to choose refurbished products.
08 December 2022
IDE researchers launch open-source online emotion typologyIDE researchers have just launched one of the most comprehensive emotion resources in the world. The emotion typology is an open-access online database that provides detailed information on positive and negative emotions.
03 November 2022
Using sensors to stop sports injuriesAll athletes, from amateurs joggers to elite footballers, experience sports injuries. What if medical professionals could predict when those injuries were going to occur and stop the damaging activity before the injury happens? In her PhD research, Annemarijn Steijlen takes a step in that direction.
26 October 2022
Bubble Games: can we design for empathy?Building a better society is no solo endeavour. It needs people to join forces and tackle problems together. But this can only happen if there is a foundation of trust and understanding. In an increasingly polarised world, a group of Dutch designers asked whether it possible to create this strong foundation? Can we design for empathy?
Delft Design Stories
Read the stories of researchers and students at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, and discover the scientific questions on which they work and the solutions they present.