06 May 2021
IDE in the media – week 18
29 April 2021
The unique train toilet challenge
The toilet touches all our lives, but we don’t want to touch the toilet. In other words, we try to keep a distance from toilets, particularly those in public. However, these toilets are what makes it possible for us to leave our homes and travel. More specifically, anyone travelling by train is used to having free access to train toilets, certainly on long journeys. But, as they are perceived as being dirty, they are greatly underused. A dilemma for railway companies and a challenge for sanitary designer and PhD graduate Marian Loth.
29 April 2021
Researchers create living material based on algae
Researchers led by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) used 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally-friendly and living material made of algae that has many potential applications.
31 March 2021
Jeremy Faludi wins 2021 Sustainable Practice Impact Award
In recognition of his work in the field of Design for Sustainability, Assistant Professor Jeremy Faludi has been chosen as the worthy recipient of VentureWell’s 2021 Sustainable Practice Impact Award. His teaching, research and publications have given students, professionals and faculties access to invaluable sustainable design tools, methods and mind-sets, contributing to a positive change.
04 February 2021
IDE student Frédérique Valk wins PFZW Design Award
IDE bachelor’s student, Frédérique Valk, is the winner of the PFZW Design Award 2020. With her multi-functional block furniture, Frédérique was able to convince the five-strong jury of the contribution her innovative idea can make to the physical relief of childcare workers.
10 December 2020
IDE student Natalie Wochner wins Facebook-Funka Accessibility Hackathon
Swedish accessibility consultancy company Funka, together with social media company Facebook, recently announced that IDE MSc student Natalie Wochner has won their Accessibility Hackathon with her ‘ Follow Me’ design. This navigation guide for people with visual impairments will help them to do grocery shopping without becoming exhausted by trying to find a product.