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08 July 2021

Iskander Smit on the future of mobility

This week, IDE researcher Iskander Smit was a guest on the Dutch podcast Digitalisering op Drift. He was joined by other chief innovation officers from Dutch organisations to talk about the future of mobility in an increasingly digital society.

08 July 2021

Delft Design at Health Convergence in Rotterdam with Hugo de Jonge

On Wednesday 7th July, Delft Design researcher Elif Ozcan-Vieira presented her collaborative work “ICU of the Future” to Dutch Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge who was visiting the Convergence Square at Erasmus MC to get an update on the current affairs of the Health and Technology Convergence.

08 July 2021

IDE professor ranks #6 for articles published in innovation management journals

Researchers Christine Pitt, Andrew Park, and Ian P. McCarthy published an article titled “A bibliographic analysis of 20 years of research on innovation and new product development in technology and innovation management (TIM) journals” in the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. In it, they highlight notable authors and institutions within the above-mentioned areas of expertise. Keep reading to see how IDE professor Erik Jan Hultink and TU Delft were ranked.

08 July 2021

DCODE welcomes 15 PhD fellows this summer

This summer 15 PhD researchers will join DCODE. The fellows were carefully chosen from a pool of 314 applicants from 53 countries. The group brings with it a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds, skills, and expertise. Together with their TU Delft supervisors, they will work to create new foundations for design. To learn more about the 15 fellows and DCODE, keep reading.

08 July 2021

IDE in the media – week 27

07 July 2021

The Spaceman has a job for you

The Spaceman has a job for you

A cancer diagnosis is an awful and upsetting event for anyone. For the parents of young children, it is nearly unthinkable. Yet, every year, for some 35,000 families around Europe, it is a reality. PhD researcher Patrizia D'Olivo wanted to help them with her research.

06 July 2021

Getting personal with dementia care

Getting personal with dementia care

Caring for people with dementia is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. That’s because people have different personalities, life experiences and preferences. Taking these things into account, Gubing Wang’s PhD explored how to facilitate designers and healthcare professionals with designing for personalised dementia care.

28 June 2021

Dutch Universities shine a light on essential Design Engineering Sciences sector

First sector portrait for design engineering sciences presented to Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

24 June 2021

IPD alumna wins a Core77 Design Award

IDE MSc Integrated Product Design alumna Tina Ekhtiar’s project Wavy took home the Student Runner Up Interaction Award at the Core77 Design Awards 2021.

24 June 2021

Creating opportunities for disadvantaged children & young adults

Healthy Start is a new scientific initiative by Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, and TU Delft. It is led by IDE professor Maaike Kleinsmann, Eveline Crone (Erasmus University), and Vincent Jaddoe (Erasmus MC). The project aims to help children and young adults who face unequal starting points and live in the Rotterdam-Delft area. Healthy Start aims to create developmental opportunities for new generations by using innovative medical, social, behavioural, and technical approaches.

24 June 2021

IDE in the media – week 25

17 June 2021

Designing resilience into the IDE student community

When COVID-19 hit, the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, along with the rest of TU Delft and beyond underwent a major transformation. Staff and students were forced to leave on-campus education behind, instead being given the task of traversing the complex landscape of online education.

17 June 2021

2021 Pluim Awards

We know we’re showing up to this party a little late, but we would still like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Pluim Awards! Keep reading to find out who took home an award.

17 June 2021

IDE in the media – week 24

15 June 2021

TU Delft becomes New European Bauhaus partner

TU Delft becomes New European Bauhaus partner

TU Delft has been selected as a partner of the New European Bauhaus, a think-do tank initiated by the President of the European Commission.

10 June 2021

TU Delft Mobility|Society Initiative kicks off with online workshop

The way we have designed society's mobility options are hurting the planet and us. Just look at traffic jams, pollution, and the inequality or exclusion it causes within vulnerable populations. We talk and think about mobility in a language and through a narrative that has been fixed for decades. It’s time we started designing a new narrative for the relationship between mobility and society.

10 June 2021

IDE in the media – week 23

03 June 2021

IDE in the media – week 22

27 May 2021

Elisa Giaccardi to join Board of Associate Editors of HCI

IDE’s Professor of Post-industrial Design, Elisa Giaccardi, will join the Board of Associate Editors of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) as a result of her important theoretical and empirical contributions in design theory and practice. As a newly appointed Associate Editor, she will contribute to the HCI board by taking responsibility for handling the journal's increasing submissions in design research on topics such as human-algorithm interaction and responsible AI.

27 May 2021

IDE in the media – week 21

25 May 2021

Design Things That Make Sense

Design Things That Make Sense

How to design successful tech products? Browse the design strategies in this new book by Deborah Nas.

20 May 2021

What makes a circular designer?

What makes a circular designer?

It makes sense that designing for a circular economy requires something different than the traditional linear approach. Because it’s not just about creating sustainable products, it’s about an entire system aimed at reducing resource use and waste. For her PhD research, Deborah Sumter wanted to find out what competencies designers need to develop to be successful at circular design.

20 May 2021

i-Tree 2.0-NL: urban trees for bio-resilient cities

Congratulations to IDE’s Assistant Professor of Transition Design, Rebecca Price. Together with René van der Velde from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Rebecca has been granted €800,000 in funding for research on urban forestry as a means to building more climate and bio-resilient cities.

20 May 2021

Get to know this year’s IDE-backed Student Teams

Every year IDE, alongside many of the other faculties and organisations, supports a number of TU Delft’s Student Teams. Each team is made up of motivated, highly skilled students, who are responsible for everything from team management to the design and production of their inventions.

20 May 2021

IDE in the media – week 20

18 May 2021

How to paint convincing stuff

How to paint convincing stuff

If you see a bunch of grapes, how does your brain understand that those are real grapes and not ones made of plastic? And if you see those grapes in a painting - say a 17th-century piece of Dutch Golden Age art - how does your brain understand that those are also grapes? That’s what Francesca Di Cicco wanted to know for her PhD thesis.

06 May 2021

IDE in the media – week 18

29 April 2021

The unique train toilet challenge

The unique train toilet challenge

The toilet touches all our lives, but we don’t want to touch the toilet. In other words, we try to keep a distance from toilets, particularly those in public. However, these toilets are what makes it possible for us to leave our homes and travel. More specifically, anyone travelling by train is used to having free access to train toilets, certainly on long journeys. But, as they are perceived as being dirty, they are greatly underused. A dilemma for railway companies and a challenge for sanitary designer and PhD graduate Marian Loth.

29 April 2021

Researchers create living material based on algae

Researchers create living material based on algae

Researchers led by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) used 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally-friendly and living material made of algae that has many potential applications.

29 April 2021

IDE in the media – week 17

22 April 2021

Persuasive technology for health and wellbeing at work

Persuasive technology for health and wellbeing at work

Elsbeth de Korte isn’t your typical Ph.D. student. When she defends her thesis later this month, on how technology can improve health and well-being in the workplace, she will have already been working at the Dutch research institute TNO for more than twenty years.

22 April 2021

Opening keynote at ECCE 2021 by Prof. Elisa Giaccardi

The 32nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics takes place (virtually) from 26-29 April 2021. This year IDE professor Elisa Giaccardi will open the conference with a keynote on "Autonomous Technologies and the Challenges of Probabilistic Design”.

22 April 2021

IDE in the media – week 16

22 April 2021

Delft Designers win €10,000 science communications grant

What makes good scientific output? The conventional answer might be results, papers, and publications. But there’s growing recognition for other forms of output too – not least science communication. This year the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has introduced a pilot scheme to recognise and reward scientists active in science communication – including those from IDE.

16 April 2021

IDE bachelor: alumni wanted!

As IDE alumni you are experts in what it’s like to design for the real world. We want to bring your perspective into the renewed bachelor programme, shrinking the gap between education theory and design in practice. Interested in getting involved?