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27 January 2022

Why doesn't it work and can it be fixed?

Why doesn't it work and can it be fixed?

Everyday annoyances: the hoover that suddenly stops working, the washing machine that refuses to spin. Or, a small disaster for the at-home worker, the coffee machine that refuses to give you fuel. And yes, of course you can order a new one, but if you want to contribute to a circular economy, you might also want to see if there is anything that can be repaired. PhD researcher Beatriz Pozo Arcos studied how easily defects in household appliances can be diagnosed, and how design can help users do this.

27 January 2022

TU Delft Interactive Environments minor designs for National Library’s digital collection

This semester 29 multidisciplinary TU Delft bachelor students took part in the IDE’s Interactive Environments minor. During which they had the opportunity to collaborate with the National Library of the Netherlands and create prototypes for a living library. You can view the students’ prototypes via Zoom on 28 January from 9:30 – 12:30. More information about the course, collaboration, and event can be found in the article.

27 January 2022

IDE in the media – week 4

20 January 2022

IDE in the media – week 3

19 January 2022

Positive Design

Together with colleagues and students from the Delft Institute of Positive Design, Professor Pieter Desmet explores how designers can make positive contributions to the well-being of individuals and communities. As part of his recurring column in the (Dutch) Journal of Positive Psychology, Pieter spotlights inspiring well-being driven products created by industrial design students. In his most recent column, he looks at a design by DfI student Gijs Spierings.

13 January 2022

Walter’s new IDE-designed Christmas tree cart is a success!

13 January 2022

IDE in the media – week 2

16 December 2021

IDE in the media – week 50

15 December 2021

Design Roadmapping for ‘farming-as-a-service’

To wrap up the first quarter of the 2021/2022 academic year, students from the SPD MSc programme presented their design roadmaps to GrowY’s venture team. It was an excellent opportunity for our students to gain real-world experience and for GrowY to see what the future might holds for them and their vertical farming venture.

11 December 2021

Out of the Blue #21 – Generative Design

Out of the Blue #21 – Generative Design

Maximum functions, minimum amount of materials. That needs to be part of the sustainable future of design. What technologies might be helpful for both the design and production process? We talk with Delft Design researcher Jun Wu about possible technological solutions using 3D printing for what he calls generative design: using algorithms to print the most sustainable product possible. Also in this episode: how to create more problems with your solutions, growing bridges with metal or tree vines and bicycles.

11 December 2021

Out of the Blue #21 – Generative Design

Out of the Blue #21 – Generative Design

Maximum functions, minimum amount of materials. That needs to be part of the sustainable future of design. What technologies might be helpful for both the design and production process? We talk with Delft Design researcher Jun Wu about possible technological solutions using 3D printing for what he calls generative design: using algorithms to print the most sustainable product possible. Also in this episode: how to create more problems with your solutions, growing bridges with metal or tree vines and bicycles.

09 December 2021

Recap of the 10th Relating Systems Thinking & Design Symposium

The 10th Relating Systems Thinking & Design Symposium was a big success. It took place at IDE between 2-6 November, under the theme “Playing with Tensions”. The TU Delft team, led by Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, welcomed ∓80 people to the faculty for the event – with an additional ∓280 attending virtually. The programme shone a light on 119 new contributions to systemic design, which included a keynote by Elisa Giaccardi.

09 December 2021

IDE alumnus' sustainable start-up, Pieter Pot, is changing the way groceries get delivered

IDE alumnus and graduate of the SPD MSc programme, Jouri Schoemaker, is making waves in the worlds of groceries and sustainability. Jouri, who graduated from IDE in 2019, is the founder and CEO of Pieter Pot – a sustainability-focused grocery delivery start-up. It was just announced that Pieter Pot has received €9 million in funding to expand its service across Europe. This is a fantastic example of how design thinking and an entrepreneurial attitude can come together to elevate circular economies and get people talking about sustainability.

09 December 2021

IDE at ThingsCon’s Boutiques of Salons 2021

The 2021 virtual edition of ThingsCon’s Boutiques of Salons takes place tomorrow (10 December) from 17:30 – 20:00 CET. There will be talks by IDE Professor Elisa Giaccardi and alumni Simone Rebaudengo. This year’s event will also include the student IoT Talent Awards and a digital exhibition – both of which will feature three IDE graduation projects.

09 December 2021

IDE in the media – week 49

01 December 2021

TU Delft Digital Open Days at IDE: Recap

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, TU Delft’s Open Days had to go digital. Luckily, the IDE team was able to shift gears to pull together a packed digital agenda for prospective IDE students on Saturday 20 November!

01 December 2021

IDE in the media – week 48

25 November 2021

WeScope takes home BraunPrize 2021

On Thursday 18 November, the IPD master’s students behind the WeScope project received some fantastic news – their device had won a BraunPrize 2021. The WeScope is an open source, low-cost digital microscope designed to help train medical students in Sub-Saharan Africa. Keep reading to find out more about their project and how you can help them win the “public vote” award.

25 November 2021

IDE in the media – week 47

18 November 2021

Season 3 of IDE’s podcast ‘Out of the Blue’ is finally here!

We are back with season 3 of the Delft Design podcast Out of the Blue! This season we’re tackling healthcare, mobility and sustainability – with three episodes dedicated to each topic. Producer Marc joins Ianus as this season’s co-host. In episode #20, they chat with Flora Poppelaars (sustainability consultant, circular economy expert, and Delft design PhD graduate) about the stages of circularity, why smartphones are the perfect case study, and heavy metal covers of infectious Disney songs.

18 November 2021

TU Delft Open Campus Days goes digital

Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, TU Delft’s Open Campus Days have had to go digital. Luckily, the IDE team has been able to shift gears and we now have a packed digital agenda for prospective IDE students on Saturday 20 November! To find out what we have planned...

18 November 2021

Connected Creativity: in the minor and beyond!

Together with the students from the Connected Creativity minor, a buzzing network event was hosted at the ID KAFEE on 2 November. Enthusiasts of creativity in innovation from various research institutes, governments, and organisations came together and were challenged to Connect to Create! Various initiatives organised by Katrina Heijne, Willemijn Brouwer, Han van der Meer, Milene Gonçalves, and the Connected Creativity students were shared during the event.

18 November 2021

IDE in the media – week 46

17 November 2021

Out of the Blue #20: Let it go, let it go

Out of the Blue #20: Let it go, let it go

We are back with season 3 of the Delft Design podcast Out of the Blue! This season we’re going to tackle healthcare, mobility and sustainability in three episodes each. And perhaps give you some more treats along the way. Producer Marc joins Ianus as a co-host and they talk with Flora Poppelaars: sustainability consultant, circular economy expert and Delft Design PhD graduate. About stages of circularity, why smartphones are the perfect case study and heavy metal covers of infectious Disney songs. ________ In the IDE Podcast Series ‘Out of the Blue’, Teacher of Practice Ianus Keller or PhD candidate Frithjof Wegener talks with our designers, researchers, students and teachers about their stories. Thankfully, we’re allowed to listen in.

17 November 2021

Delft Design alumnus Jerry de Vos wins James Dyson Award sustainability prize

Delft Design alumnus Jerry de Vos wins James Dyson Award sustainability prize

With his Plastic Scanner, Jerry de Vos has designed a handheld device that can tell you quickly what kind of plastic something is made of. Knowing this is crucial for better reuse and recycling of the growing worldwide plastic waste.

11 November 2021

IDE researchers take the stage at Highlight Delft

From 18-20 November 2021, the fourth edition of Highlight Delft will take place across Delft, including the TU Delft campus. There will be 16 installations in which art and technology influence one another in order to experiment and discuss unexplored perspectives for our technological future. This year, two IDE researchers and one IDE graduate will have their work on display at the event. So don’t miss out on the following installations: IDE researcher Frederik Ueberschär with his Landshapes project, IDE Assistant Professor Doris Aschenbrenner and German musician Bruno Kramm with their Pandemic Robot Orchestra, and IDE graduate Tim van Dortmont with his Growing Light project. To find out more about their projects and how to get tickets to Highlight Delft, keep reading.

11 November 2021

Get to know Greengage and the ENERGE Project

ENERGE is an Interreg NWE funded project aimed at “ENergising Education to Reduce Green-gas Emissions” in secondary schools. The project aims to equip schools with the tools they need to engage in low-cost energy-efficient practices. On 16 November (12.00 - 12.45), ENERGE will host an online session with its partner schools to get further insights on Greengage. Want to learn more about ENERGE and its preliminary insights? Register here for free or keep reading to find out more.

11 November 2021

Eduscope shortlisted for Dubai Global Grad Show

The UBUNTU Eduscope, developed by one of IDE’s Advanced Embodiment Design (AED) teams, has been shortlisted for the Global Grad Show in Dubai. The UBUNTU Eduscope is an affordable, locally producible digital microscope for education in Sub-Saharan Africa. The concept of Eduscope is part of the NWO INSPiRED project.

11 November 2021

TU Delft in top 50 for arts & humanities in THE Subject Rankings

In 2018, Times Higher Education labelled TU Delft as a “technology challengers”, alongside 34 other institutions. Of the 35 institutions that were given this title and that were also ranked in the arts and humanities subject rankings, 22 have improved their scores - including TU Delft. TU Delft, which is 21st in the world for engineering and 59th for computer science, has found a spot in the top 50 for the arts and humanities this year and is now in joint 42nd position. In an article written by Times Higher Education, IDE dean Ena Voûte was asked to weigh in on this exciting news.

11 November 2021

IDE in the media – week 45

04 November 2021

IDE in the media – week 44

29 October 2021

A better environment from the comfort of your chair

A better environment from the comfort of your chair

A modular chair made of blocks in which CO2 has been stored and that can be converted into other pieces of furniture. With his special design - Unito - Riel Bessai, who recently graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Design, wants, above all, to tell a story. “With my chair I am making the global CO2 problem tangible and I hope to encourage people to view our consumer society from a different perspective.”

28 October 2021

Stefan Persaud - IDE Lecturer of the Year 2021

With TU Delft Education Day (4 November) fast approaching, it seems particularly fitting to shine a spotlight on Stefan Persaud - IDE’s Lecturer of the Year 2021. Nominated by the ID Study Association, Stefan is now in the running (alongside lecturers from the other TU Delft faculties) to become the TU Delft Lecturer of the Year 2021. To find out more about Stefan, his nomination, his approach as a Design Educator, and more...

28 October 2021

IDE in the media – week 43

21 October 2021

Jasper van Kuijk contributes to the Dutch book "That One Student"

Inspirerende onderwijsverhalen gaan vaak over de impact die een docent heeft gehad op een leerling. Maar studenten kunnen op hun beurt ook de kijk van docenten op hun vak en zichzelf veranderen.