In Memoriam – Ootje Oxenaar
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of professor emeritus Ootje Oxenaar on 14 June 2017. Ootje’s funeral took place in a closed circle on Sunday 17 June in the USA.
New on Discover Design: Pieter Desmet designs for positive moods
Despite all good intentions, the influence that design has on our moods remains a great scientific mystery. Yet our moods have a significant influence on our health. Thanks to funding in the form of a Vici grant Prof. Pieter Desmet of the faculty of IDE now intends to provide a firm theoretical foundation for designing for mood.
Exceed! ’17 opened by Jeroen Tas
On Wednesday, June 7, Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Member Executive Committee of Royal Philips opened the Exceed exhibition! '17. After opening the exhibition, Tas held a lunch lecture in the IDE Arena. The Exceed! ‘17 programme book with all 25 design projects can be downloaded.
IDE alumni in TV show 'Heroes of the Wilderness'
Alexandra Vosmaer and Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn, both IDE alumni, can be seen in the Dutch TV series Helden van de Wildernis (Heroes of the Wilderness) with presenter Art Rooijakkers. They tell about their struggle to give the forest and the orang utans in Indonesia a future. For one of the foundations for which they work, Masarang, several IDE students have worked their too, during their Joint Master Project of IDE.
Hundred Samsonite suitcases and lots of media attention for PASSME researchers
On Friday 5 May, suitcase manufacturer Samsonite supplies one hundred suitcases to the PASSME research team of the faculty of IDE. The researchers will carry out experiments in the Boeing fuselage on the university campus.
TU Delft researchers improve travel experience at Schiphol airport
With the May holiday in full swing, Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has been extremely busy in recent days. But that could all change in the future thanks to PASSME, a European research project involving 12 knowledge partners and coordinated by TU Delft. Professor Sicco Santema from the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering explained the project on the Dutch TV news programme NOS Journaal on 22 April.
IDE PhD student Jan Konietzko wins best paper award
Jan Konietzko, PhD student at IDE, won an award for ‘the best paper bridging theory and practice´ at the Spring Servitization Conference 2017 in Lucerne, Switzerland. The article is called “Ecosystem servitization – Looking at nature as a service business”.
Eight VIDI grants for TU Delft
NWO has awarded 8 experienced researchers from TU Delft with a VIDI grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.
Huggable robot Somnox wins public award Philips Innovation Award 2017
The startup Somnox won the public award of the Philips Innovation Award 2017 on Monday 8 May. Somnox is a breathing soft robot that helps falling asleep. The start-up was founded by four TU Delft students, including IDE student Julian Jagtenberg.