‘Inleiding Construeren’: insight into the why of certain constructive choices
The new book ‘Inleiding construeren’ (an introduction to construction) of IDE teacher Bas Flipsen and Daan Heyen, teacher at the University of Applied Sciences, has recently been published. It is an introductory book for bachelor’s students on the analysis and design of moving objects. The book deals with the basics around mechanical solutions.
Urban innovators, creative minds and enthusiastic doers wanted
The EU Horizon 2020 project DESIGNSCAPES, is looking for people eager to tackle urban or societal challenges from a creative and innovative perspective. Do you have a good idea, project or (citizen) initiative, report it for financial and professional support for feasibility studies, developing prototypes or scalability proofs.
Students win world championship with high-tech recumbent bike
Cyclist Lieke de Cock won the world championship for cycling in the Nevada desert in the US with a speed of 120 km/h.
New book ‘Interactive Media for Sustainability’ available
been published. The book argues that how we understand sustainability, and therefore may take action on it, is mediated by the technologies we use to engage with it.
IDE students win James Dyson Award with malaria diagnostic device
Students from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering have designed the Excelscope 2.0, a smartphone-powered tool that can diagnose malaria without the use of expensive microscopes and medical professionals. This reduces workload in developing countries, while increasing accuracy and decreasing cost of diagnoses.
Start Thermo Tokyo project
Monday 3 September, the kick-off meeting of the ‘Thermo Tokyo: Beat the Heat’ project was held in Papendal. In this project research institutes, including the faculty of IDE (TU Delft), companies and sports organisations jointly cooperate to prepare the athletes of TeamNL to the extreme climate conditions in Tokyo summer during the Olympic Games.
Elvin Karana wins € 2500 for bioengineering project
Delft Bioengineering Insitute has awarded Elvin Karana (faculty of IDE) and Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam ( Bionanoscience Department of Applied Sciences) with € 2500 for a graduation project on design applications for new biomaterial. The collaboration was initiated at BioDate 2018: a networking event for Principal Investigators who are interested in bioengineering. Elvin and Marie-Eve are currently looking for an IDE student who will execute the project.
6500th IDE alumna
On 31 August, Avital La-Toya Zandvliet graduated as the 6500th alumna of the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. Avital received, in addition to her master's degree certificate, a bouquet of flowers, and was briefly addressed by dean Ena Voûte from the faculty IDE.
Sketching your academic output at the Royal College of Art
An international group of sketching practitioners and educators, chaired by Bryan Howell (BYU, US) and IDE head of design drawing JanWillem Hoftijzer, will offer a free workshop that explores the visual depiction of academic output through sketching. The workshop is part of the E&PDE* 2018 Conference that will take place at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art in London.
Design solutions for Schiphol Airport’s busiest day
IDE researchers Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt and Sicco Santema, of the European PASSME project, were invited by several Dutch media to talk about their efforts to reduce unwanted travel time for passengers.
Three Best Paper Awards for IDE contributions to the Design Research Society 2018 conference
Three Best Paper Awards were given to IDE researchers from the Design Research Society conference. The papers address the following questions: How could designers use digital data to inquire about the world in the fuzzy front-end? How can designers direct behaviour, while leaving room for end users’ appropriation? How does nurturing a designer’s personal understanding of ‘good design’ and integration of this understanding in his work, influence a design-driven innovation project and outcome?
Mezzo to offer family conversation tool MyFutures
The Dutch national association for home-care Mezzo has started offering the Family Talk package, one of the results of the MyFutures project. This package was designed by researchers of IDE and Design Academy Eindhoven researchers, design agency Muzus, several care institutions and municipalities. “A conversation about the futures always feels to be too soon, until it is too late.”
Environmental benefits of pay-per-wash business model revealed
Researchers from TU Delft and Lund University (Sweden) have demonstrated in practice that paying per wash results in the more economical use of washing machines. Their findings are being published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
Honourable mention Compasso D’Oro for White Book for Design-Driven Materials Innovation
On 20 June, the EU-funded research project Light.Touch.Matters, concluded in summer 2016, received an honourable mention during the Compasso D’Oro (Golden Compass) award ceremony in Milan for ‘The White Book’.
Second skin to make old houses energy neutral
Old buildings: impossible to heat in winter, and way too hot in summer. Are there more solutions than to demolish them? Associate professor Sacha Silvester of the faculty of IDE explains ‘Second skin’ in Delta.
The Walsh-Weston Award for papers Ling Xia and Sylvia Pont
Former IDE PhD student (CSC fellow) Ling Xia and IDE professor Sylvia Pont have received the Walsh-Weston Award for two papers from The Society of Light and Lighting. The papers are published in the journal Lighting Research and Technology in 2017.
Delft Technology Fellowship for new Professor Design, Culture and Society
The new Professor Design, Culture and Society, Bregje van Eekelen, has been awarded a Delft Technology Fellowship. She will start 1 October at the department Industrial Design, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft).
IDE alumni in ‘Sustainable Young 100’ 2018
Three IDE alumni are listed in the Dutch Sustainable Youth 100 (Duurzame Jonge 100) of 2018, an overview of the 100 most inspiring young trend setters in the field of sustainability.
BlueDot launches Diffuse coasters
With the help of foundation BlueDot, students from the TU Delft are able to bring their product to market. The Diffuse coasters from IDE student Aidan Wyber are for sale now through the BlueDot webshop.
TU Delft students head to Florida with autonomous vessel
From 18 to 24 June 2018, the ‘Trident Delft’ team will be battling against student teams from all around the world in the International RoboBoat Competition in Daytona, Florida.
Exhibition Scanning for Syria in National Museum of Antiquities
Starting 7 June, the ‘Scanning for Syria’ project will be exhibited at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. IDE researcher Tessa Essers is participating in this project. The war in Syria has destroyed or severely damaged a large amount of Syrian cultural heritage. The hundreds of clay tablets containing information about daily life in Tell Sabi Ayyad (ca. 1200 B.C.), in what is now northern Syria, are among the damaged and/or partially destroyed artifacts. 3D-printed tablets, the molds and one of the 3D scanners will be on display.
IDE at Border Sessions Festival
Several researchers of the faculty of IDE will host labs during the Border Sessions Festival (Tech Cultural Festival from 13-16 June in The Hague). A lab at Border Sessions is a whole day of co-creation with a focus on a specific topic or theme and a clear mission and goal. A conference will be held on 14 June, in which IDE also participates.
TU Delft transforms school pupils into designers
Everyone can design – even school pupils are great designers, concludes Ianus Keller, lecturer in the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. In collaboration with 17 primary schools in the future municipality of Altena, he encouraged almost 700 pupils from years 3 and 4 to think about the design of their school bag.
PASSME Showcase Event in the media
On Tuesday 29 May, the PASSME Showcase Event took place at Schiphol Airport, organised because of the completion of PASSME after three years of research. Amongst others, researchers of the faculty of IDE were involved in this project. As a result of their findings and recommendations, there was a lot of media attention during the closing of the project.
TU Delft students go head to head with self-built robokarts
Falling bars, a swinging hammer and objects on the track: anything to thwart your opponent! On Wednesday 30 May, TU Delft student teams will battle it out against each other with their self-built remote-controlled karts to see who can complete the most laps of the slalom racing track in 7 minutes.
i.d-Education proudly presents: the Pluim awards 2018
On Wednesday 23 May, the i.d-Education Committee gave out the yearly Pluim awards during Pluim-Kafee. The Pluim awards included ‘Best bachelor course’ and ‘Most inspiring teacher’ for bachelor and masters. Besides these, the Pluim in the category ‘Most appreciated employee’ was also awarded.
The TU Delft spin-off NightBalance acquired by Philips
Philips has acquired NightBalance, the Delft University of Technology spin-off company that has developed a ‘Sleep Position Trainer’, to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Founder and CEO Eline Vrijland-Van Beest is thrilled that her company will be joining Philips. “Together, we will develop innovative solutions that help people around the world sleep better at night.”
PASSME in edition Rijkswaterstaat
Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, publishes a trend monitor several times per year, called ‘De Lichtkogel’. In the latest edition themed ‘Thinking differently about travel time’ they included the PASSME project, a collaboration between faculty of IDE (TU Delft) and Schiphol Airport, among others.
IDE alumna Rianne Houba candidate for Marina van Damme Scholarship
On Wednesday 16 may, IDE alumn Rianne Houba will present her plan during the finals of the Marina van Damme Scholarship. She stands to win €9.000 for het project. You can register here to support her and see the presentation of the other finalists.
‘Wiggle; a piggy bank that stimulates sharing’ wins iF Design Talent Award 2018
Michael Soenthorn Speek, student of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft), has won an iF Design Talent Award with his project ‘Wiggle’. Wiggle is a piggy bank that encourages children to share a part of their money to make others happy, with the aim that they carry this pro-social behaviour into their adulthood.
Crowdfunding robot bal Fizzy launched
At this moment a team, supervised by PhD candidate and design engineer Boudewijn Boon of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft), is dedicated to developing a promising solution for the Prinses Máxima Centre for child oncology. They are working on ‘Fizzy’.
The launch of a new Design Sketching Special Interest Group
As a representative of IDE’s design sketching and visualisation area of expertise, coordinator Jan Willem Hoftijzer has initiated the set up and launch of a new international Special Interest Group (SIG) called ‘Design Sketching’, together with professor Bryan Howell from BYU (Utah, US).
TU Delft TV: Girl with a Pearl Earring at TU Delft TV
The famous painting by Johannes Vermeer, The Girl with a Pearl Earring, was the subject of research last March. Scientists from all over the world got the opportunity to try out their techniques on the Mona Lisa of the North. TU Delft TV made a short video. Check out IDE researcher Tessa Essers, among others in the video.
Graduation deliverables in the TU Delft Repository; from 1 September accessible for everyone
TU Delft has a statutory duty to provide public access to results of research and teaching for students and teaching staff in particular and society in general. Therefore, students are required to upload their graduation deliverables to the TU Delft Repository.
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.