23 November 2023
Karlheinz Samenjo & JC Diehl winner of Mekel Prize 2023
22 November 2023
Successful launch of whitepaper “Repair in the Circular Economy”
We look back on a successful launch of the white paper “Repair in the Circular Economy”, which took place on 13 November. One hundred and twenty scientists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, administrators, students, and people from repair cafes joined the conversation.
22 November 2023
Collaboration between Braun Frankfurt, TU Delft, and Politecnico di Milano
On 10 November, 17 students from the IDE MSc course Advanced Concept Design and 20 students from Politecnico di Milano presented their work on 'The Future of Cooking' at the Braun office in Frankfurt.
20 November 2023
IDE Publication Highlights (Week 47 2023)
IDE researchers have been hard at work getting their research published. This week’s highlights include a paper by Professor Elvin Karana, alumni Vivian Dorien, and former postdoctoral researcher Srikkanth Balasumramanian.
20 November 2023
Two new Medical Delta professors at IDE
On 14 November, a new group of Medical Delta professors and lecturers were inaugurated. Professor Diehl (TU Delft, Erasmus MC) and Professor Atsma (LUMC, TU Delft) were among the nine Medical Delta professors inaugurated.
09 November 2023
Robotics professor, David Abbink to join forces with IDE
Prof. David Abbink to help strengthen collaboration between 3mE and IDE -- On 1 November 2023, the TU Delft | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) welcomes a new colleague to its research and education communities – Professor in Haptic Human-Robot Interaction, David Abbink.
09 November 2023
At the end of October an IDE dream came true. After many months of preparation, the faculty’s first standalone exhibition at Dutch Design Week opened its doors to the public. Didn’t get the chance to visit? Read on for highlights from the nine days.
Delft Design Stories
16 October 2023
A new home for the Black-backed GullThe complicated relationship between humans and gulls is resulting in a declining gull population. A major cause is the disappearing wasteland in the port of Rotterdam, home to the bird. IDE student Joanna van der Leun designed a nest for the gulls which can be installed on the roof of harbour sheds. This protects them from weather and foes, and keeps them away from the city.
21 September 2023
Let there be light! How to design your own lamp in 1, 2, 3Are you tired of seeing the same old lamp designs everywhere you go? Have you ever dreamed of designing and creating your own original lamp? With a material of your choosing? Then good news! Thanks to former IDE student Dino Liao and the rise of AI you can. Discover how in this Student Story.
15 September 2023
New tool shows accessibility of public areas for different population groupsWhat is a restaurant without its dining guests? What is a park without people walking their dog or kids playing? We are social beings and socializing is essential for our wellbeing. But how do we assess whether people from all walks of life are able to meet at these public places? This question motivated Vasileios Milias, PhD Candidate at TU Delft’s Industrial Design Engineering faculty to design a mapping tool which measures the concept of ‘co-accessibility’.
30 August 2023
Contestable AI gives citizens more control over smart technologyThe use of AI is on the rise across society, including by governments. For example, AI is used in the scan cars that drive around cities and use machine vision to monitor public space. AI increases efficiency, but can we, as citizens, trust its decisions? With Contestable AI, we design decision-making systems that allow citizens to express disagreement throughout their lifecycle. This is a way to ensure that government AI is worthy of people’s trust.
29 August 2023
Dashboard sparks the growth of urban greeneryGreenery makes cities more liveable. But how do you ensure urban greenery flourishes? Sanne Keizer devoted her graduation project to unearthing this answer, and in doing so designed a dashboard that monitors and predicts the evolution of urban greenery. "Urban greening needs more than a four-year policy period to be flourish," she says. Sanne’s project received a perfect score.
28 August 2023
Data and the transformation of design researchThe rise of data technologies is changing the game for design researchers. As design moves towards complex societal challenges, design tools need to evolve by integrating the benefits of both humans and advanced technologies. For her PhD, Jiwon Jung explored how designers can work with data scientists and machine learning in developing digital health solutions, proposing that there is a lot to learn from each other.
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.
02 March 2023