14 January 2021
IDE in the media – week 2
13 January 2021
An ecosystem perspective on circularity
Making the transition towards a Circular Economy is so complex and full of interdependencies that no single company or actor can achieve it alone. In his PhD thesis, Jan Konietzko proposed that getting there will require a collective approach: business innovation using an ecosystem perspective.
23 December 2020
Grab a pencil and paper
What do you need as an industrial designer? What are your main tools? Pencil and paper, says Nik Shahman. He researched the usefulness of sketching in a design team and obtained his PhD on 22 December with his research.
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.
12 November 2020
Human Factors NL thesis award 2020 for Lindsey Vermeer
For her exoskeleton for boys with Duchenne Muscular Distrophy, IDE alumna Lindsey Vermeer was awarded the Human Factors NL Thesis Award 2020. Her design, which featured in this year's Dutch Design Week, grows with boys as they grow older and features an interface and a video game controller which appealed to the target group.
11 November 2020
Red Dot Award for Nitin Gurram
Congratulations again to IDE alumnus Nitin Gurram, who won the prestigious Red Dot Award in the Design Concept category for his graduation project, Foxpat Surgical Trainer. Earlier this year he has also won an iF Design Talent Award and the silver award in the A' Design Award & Competition for this project.