Download Pieter Desmet’s Positive Design book for free
In 2015, a new journal was launched: the Dutch Journal of Positive Psychology. The editor-in-chief invited Prof. Pieter Desmet of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) to contribute with a recurring column that reflects on the question of how design can contribute to the field of positive psychology. The Positive Design booklet presents the first ten columns published since 2015 and is available for free.
Final results IDE project 'Fishing of the future'
How can 'Out of the Box' designs help the fishing industry to reduce unwanted bycatch? Twenty students from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft) worked on an answer to this question in the autumn of 2017. This as part of their graduation project. Three designs were selected by the VCU and the Vissersbond, of which they received the intellectual property rights.
3D printed bridge MX3D reaches full span
The Amsterdam based startup MX3D has finalised the full span of its 3D printed steel bridge. MX3D staff and many partners, performed the first informal load tests during the party celebrating this milestone last week. The bridge performed well.
MIT benchmark puts TU Delft at the forefront of innovative education
Sylvia Pont makes Klaas invisible
In the Dutch TV programme Klaas Kan Alles (Klaas can do everything) of NPO, Klaas visits Professor Sylvia Pont of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft). Sylvia is researching how we perceive. Also, the invisibility of objects belongs to it. By playing with different lenses she can make a piece of Klaas invisible. She also unveils the technique behind the centuries-old magicians trick the 'Pepper's ghost trick'. Watch the broadcast.
Lots of media attention for symposium User-centred OV-payment
On Thursday, 28 September, the symposium User-centred OV-payment took place at the faculty of IDE. Under the guidance of assistant professor Jasper van Kuijk of the faculty of IDE, six improvement proposals were presented for user-friendly and thus more attractive OV payments in the Netherlands. A lot of news media gave attention to this.
MyFutures wins special prize at Hans Sauer Award 2018
After three days of co-creation with all finalists of the Hans Sauer Award 2018, the winners of this year’s award were selected on 11 March by both a public and a jury voting. The announcement took place during the Social Design Elevation Days 2018. The MyFutures team was awarded the special prize.
IDE student wins Tinnitus thesis price
Unanimously, the jury of renowned ear specialists and audiologists chose the thesis of IDE alumnus Emma Heijerman as the best master's thesis on tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or hyperacusis (hypersensitivity to noise). Emma developed, among other things, the Tinnitus Toolkit. The announcement took place on Monday 5 February during the Week of the tinnitus.
IDE student wins COPIC AWARD 2017
“Outstanding realism achieved”, was the comment of the jury about Nigel Müller’s submission for the COPIC AWARD 2017. “Expert level marker rendering. Hard to believe that this is done with markers!” The jury awarded IDE student Nigel with the Grand Prize in the category Design, for his submission ‘The Iconic Duo Ferrari and Fiat Dino’.