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21 November 2019

Designed for our Future – Jubilee Exhibition

Following the symposium, guests gathered in the Hall of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering to enjoy a drink and catch up with friends – old and new – before visiting the jubilee exhibition. “Designed for Our Future” – officially opened by the faculty’s first graduate, Norbert Roozenburg - features 16 student projects, dug out of the archives and exhibited alongside successful current day comparators.

21 November 2019


IMPACT! That was the title of the faculty’s jubilee symposium - a name which the event did not fail to live up to. Last Thursday 14th November, eight hundred guests from the IDE community and beyond took their seats in the AULA and braced for IMPACT!

06 November 2019

IDE at Dubai Design Week’s Global Grad Show

From Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 November, Industrial Design Engineering will be represented at the Global Grad Show in Dubai, part of the Dubai Design Week. This show aims to showcase the next generation of innovators who are designing solutions for a better world.

30 October 2019

Our Taal @ DRONGO prize for ‘Healthy storytelling’

On Saturday 26 October a prototype of the Bal & Spriet Game won the first prize at the DRONGO talenfestival (language festival).

29 October 2019

A redesigned court: impartially on your side

Dutch citizens come into contact with the courts system on average once in their life. For many people - even those accused of minor offences such as being behind on a phone bill – the experience can be overwhelming. So when MSc graduate student Rens de Graaf got the opportunity to improve the service level of the provincial Noord-Holland Court, he grasped the opportunity with both hands.

23 October 2019

Schistoscope on shortlist global Dyson Award

After becoming a runner-up in the competition for the Dutch James Dyson Award on 19 September, IDE project Schistoscope made it to the international top 20 shortlist for the worldwide James Dyson Award last week.

23 October 2019

Dutch media attention for more legroom in aircraft and Flying-V

On Friday 18 October, IDE professor Peter Vink was invited to the Dutch TV programme ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. He talked about a better design of the aircraft cabin and more legroom, developed for the Flying-V. Peter R. de Vries, guest during the programme, recently expressed his dissatisfaction about too little legroom on the plane. He was impressed: "I think Mr Vink deserves the Nobel Prize." IDE Flying-V researcher Thomas Rotte was also on TV. In EditieNL he talked about more legroom and sleeping places on the plane.

23 October 2019

Dasha Simons IDE nominee for TU Delft Best Graduate Award 2019

Each academic year the Delft University Fund awards the prize for the Best Graduate of TU Delft. Each faculty is asked to nominate their best graduate. Dasha Simons has been nominated by IDE’s faculty this year. The final announcement of the winner is on Tuesday 12 November.

23 October 2019

Delft’s visions for the future at Dutch Design Week

TU Delft's Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering showcases a selection of its designs for the future at Dutch Design Week, which runs till 27 October. 15 groups of students and researchers are exhibiting their forward-thinking work on the themes of mobility, heath and sustainability, as well as considering the role of design in shaping our future.

17 October 2019

The digital revolution is coming: Do IoT Fieldlab officially launched

The new Do IoT Fieldlab (Delft on the Internet of Things) was officially launched on Wednesday afternoon during a kick-off event on the TU Delft Campus.

15 October 2019

A meaty trick: plant-based deception for good

Eating meat is deeply rooted in habits, status, culture, and identity, so it is difficult to reduce our meat consumption. What if instead of viewing the ubiquity of meat in our meals as a problem, we see it as the key to the solution? Just by using a couple of tricks that are already found all around us. Charlotte de Wit, recently graduated student of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, accepted this meaty challenge.

14 October 2019

The power of conscious decision making

IDE researcher Marina Bos-de Vos calls for creative professionals to make more conscious business decisions: "Then all those creative solutions, user-friendly designs, and sustainable buildings will have an even bigger positive impact.”

12 October 2019

The power of conscious decision making

“I believe this has the potential for change in our daily lives.” When Marina Bos-de Vos, researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, talks about the results of her research, her eyes light up. “Creativity can have a tremendous impact on society. But creative professionals often lose themselves along the way. If they can start to make conscious decisions about their business, their position will only get stronger. And then all those creative solutions, user-friendly designs and sustainable buildings will have an even bigger positive impact.”

10 October 2019

Design for Industry 4.0: Can designers restore the balance in the ecosystems?

On 4 October, Professor Jo Geraedts, now Emiritus Professor of Mechatronic Design, retired from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. With his experience at TU Delft, and in the field with Océ before that, Professor Geraedts is exceptionally well positioned to look at our changing future in his farewell speech.

09 October 2019

Expertise Centre for User Focused Mobility Services launched

On Thursday 3 October, the Expertise Centre for User-Centred Mobility Services officially kicked off. In this research and design lab, TU Delft students and researchers work closely together with transport operators, government and technology developers. As successor to the Expertise Centre for E-ticketing in Public Transport, the researchers and students will apply the same user focused, integrated approach in a broader context than public transport alone. They will study personal mobility services. Because whether you’re using private, shared or public transport, in the end you want to get from A to B fast, simple and for a reasonable price.

07 October 2019

TU Delft presents scale model and cabin for energy-efficient Flying-V

At the KLM Experience Days, TU Delft will be presenting the revolutionary Flying-V.

04 October 2019

IDE Podcast #7: We Should Think Into the Box

In the middle of Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, IDE Podcast ‘Out of the Blue’ talks with Professor Sicco Santema, researching people in transit. He tells us why failure is good, and if travelling is the new smoking.

03 October 2019

Out of the Blue #7: We Should Think Into the Box - Sicco Santema

If you’re interested in how a sustainable design professor got mixed up in a global-scale lawsuit between tech giants Samsung and Apple, this is for you. Want to know why innovating is so hard, and why there is no campus radio in Delft? Join our very own Ianus Keller, Teacher of Practice at Industrial Design Engineering, and listen to the stories of our designers, researchers and teachers. In #7, in the middle of Departure Hall 3 of Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Ianus talks with Sicco Santema about why failure is good, and if travelling is the new smoking.

03 October 2019

Seeing, touching and documenting Dutch Master paintings

A reproduction of a painting on screen or as a poster often looks like the painting, but at the same time doesn’t come close to what the original work really looks like.

20 September 2019

In Memoriam – Wim Crouwel, graphic designer, emeritus professor and former dean of Industrial Design Engineering

19 September 2019

Podium sweep at Dutch James Dyson Award for current and former IDE students

IDE graduate, Olivier de Gruijter, has won the 2019 Dutch James Dyson Award with his project ‘JERRY Can Water Filter for safe drinking water’. JERRY is a compact water filter that can be attached to a standardised jerry can to provide clean drinking water. Two other IDE projects have been selected as runners-up.

19 September 2019

Jasper van Kuijk in The Monitor about ICT in healthcare

Jasper van Kuijk was interviewed in the surrounds of our faculty for NPO’s 'The Monitor'. In this Dutch documentary which investigates serious societal issues, Jasper gives his perspective on the poor usability of electronic medical files in the Dutch healthcare system. Jasper is interviewed from 10 minutes.

11 September 2019

Impression ICED 2019

From 5 to 8 August the ‘International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED) 2019’ took place at the IDE faculty, which was organised by Petra Badke-Schaub and Maaike Kleinsmann.

11 September 2019

Jasper van Kuijk in NPO episode TMI: "Attention"

A new NPO series is examining the design and psychological techniques used by companies to attract our information. In this edition (in Dutch) IDE's Jasper van Kuijk comments on McDonald's recent adoption of the colour green in its branding, the tricks used by to secure our hotel reservations and how difficult it is to unsubscribe from the National Postcode Lottery.

11 September 2019

Another Delft Design for Values proposal accepted

The proposal 'VALUAD - Values in Urban Area Development: a quick start video for multi-stakeholder collaborations' has been accepted by the Delft Design for Values (DDfV) Open Subsidy programme.

11 September 2019

IDE student develops new design method for betere repairability

IDE Master's student Francesco de Fazio developed a method to redesign vacuum cleaners to make them more repairable and better able to fit circular economy strategies. He graduated with a 10 (cum laude).

11 September 2019

Professor Mugge challenges throwaway culture

Pick up your screwdriver and glue gun! In a new SIRE campaign, IDE’s Ruth Mugge is encouraging us to repair – not replace - damaged goods.

04 September 2019

Delft Design for Values proposal accepted

Abhigyan Singh’s, IDE postdoc, proposal ‘Values in peer-to-peer energy exchanges in smart decentralised energy systems’ has been accepted by the Delft Design for Values (DDfV) Open Subsidy programme. The proposal, which has been awarded € 7,000, extends findings of Abhigyan’s PhD research. IDE's Professor David Keyson and Dr Zeki Erkin of EEMCS are co-applicants.

04 September 2019

Out of the Blue #6 now online – An Audience with the Context Queen

How do you observe people to improve your design? In the latest IDE podcast episode, we take a deepdive into the world of context mapping with Froukje Sleeswijk-Visser. She pioneered this design research methodology as a way of gaining insight into the user of future designs. Listen to Froukje and you will never look at colour of your Wi-Fi router in the same way.

29 August 2019

AiTech Symposium - Registration is now open!

How can humans stay in control over artificial intelligence and autonomous systems? How can we design and engineer systems that support societal values? The rapid development of AI brings benefits, but also creates ethical and socio-economic challenges. Now is the time to define how we want intelligent technologies to advance human well-being, without compromising our moral and social values. You are kindly invited to the 1st AiTech Symposium to discuss how we can achieve and maintain meaningful human control over autonomous systems.

07 August 2019

Colour 3D printing helps robot see its own fingers

11 July 2019

IDE welcomes new Professor and Chair of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Alessandro Bozzon has been appointed as Professor and chairman of the new chair in Human-Centered Intelligence.

11 July 2019

IDE students upcycle kerosene lamps

Have you ever heard of the word karabai? It is Swahili for kerosene lamp. These lamps are widely used in Tanzania – for example during night fishing but are problematic due to kerosene’s explosive nature and the noxious gas that it emits.

10 July 2019

Elif Özcan-Vieira’s work featured in New York Times

With her work on combatting noise and alarm fatigue in hospitals, Elif Özcan-Vieira captured the attention of the New York Times. She was interviewed about her research with the Critical Alarms Lab. The article is out now!

26 June 2019

Paintrobot 'Bob Rob'

Can a painting be considered ‘art’ if it is constructed by artificial intelligence and painted by a robot? The performance Paintrobot ‘Bob Rob’ posed this question in a German art exhibition that recently took place. With one of the Universal Robots manipulators of the Applied Labs, a multidisciplinary team established a system, which is able to use sensory information, calculate a painting and paint it with different colours.