Four IDE alumni in ‘Sustainable Young 100’
Four IDE alumni are listed in the Dutch Sustainable Youth 100 (Duurzame Jonge 100) of 2017, an overview of the 100 most inspiring young trend setters in the field of sustainability.
In Memoriam – Ootje Oxenaar
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of professor emeritus Ootje Oxenaar on 14 June 2017. Ootje’s funeral took place in a closed circle on Sunday 17 June in the USA.
New on Discover Design: Pieter Desmet designs for positive moods
Despite all good intentions, the influence that design has on our moods remains a great scientific mystery. Yet our moods have a significant influence on our health. Thanks to funding in the form of a Vici grant Prof. Pieter Desmet of the faculty of IDE now intends to provide a firm theoretical foundation for designing for mood.
Exceed! ’17 opened by Jeroen Tas
On Wednesday, June 7, Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Member Executive Committee of Royal Philips opened the Exceed exhibition! '17. After opening the exhibition, Tas held a lunch lecture in the IDE Arena. The Exceed! ‘17 programme book with all 25 design projects can be downloaded.
Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d’Italia in aerodynamic suit co-developed by TU Delft
On Sunday 28 May, Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin won the Giro d'Italia. He carried the aerodynamic suit, which was co-developed by TU Delft. Dr Jouke Verlinden from the faculty of IDE has also contributed to this. He printed the 3D mannequin of Tom Dumoulin, This way, the cyclist did not have to come frequently to the wind tunnel for measurements.
IDE staff members contribute to a book on sustainable product design
Recently, the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design has been released. The book was written by designers for designers, edited by Jonathan Chapman. Several staff members of the faculty of IDE contributed to this.
IDE alumni in TV show 'Heroes of the Wilderness'
Alexandra Vosmaer and Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn, both IDE alumni, can be seen in the Dutch TV series Helden van de Wildernis (Heroes of the Wilderness) with presenter Art Rooijakkers. They tell about their struggle to give the forest and the orang utans in Indonesia a future. For one of the foundations for which they work, Masarang, several IDE students have worked their too, during their Joint Master Project of IDE.
IDE PhD student Jan Konietzko wins best paper award
Jan Konietzko, PhD student at IDE, won an award for ‘the best paper bridging theory and practice´ at the Spring Servitization Conference 2017 in Lucerne, Switzerland. The article is called “Ecosystem servitization – Looking at nature as a service business”.
IDE Research Projects on TU Delft Research Exhibition
Researchers from the faculty of IDE will be fully represented at the TU Delft Research Exhibition next week. This exhibition on the campus will take place on 6, 7 and 8 June and is the largest research exhibition in the Netherlands.
Scoozy presents first official prototype scooter
The Delft startup Scoozy launched its first official prototype scooter during the Let's Go event of Rotterdam Mobility Lab on 31 May. Scoozy is full of knowledge and knowhow of IDE.
Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer at Philips will open Exceed! ’17
Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer en Member Executive Committee of Royal Philips, will open the Exceed! ’17 exhibition on Wednesday 7 June at the central hall of the faculty of IDE. Directly after the opening, Jeroen will give a lunch lecture in the IDE Arena.
Eight VIDI grants for TU Delft
NWO has awarded 8 experienced researchers from TU Delft with a VIDI grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group.
IDE Alumni Event on Thursday 8 June
During the International Festival of Technology (IFoT), the TU Delft Research Exhibition takes place. On Thursday 8 June it’s especially open for TU Delft alumni. IDE alumni are that day welcome at the faculty of IDE as of 17:00.
Huggable robot Somnox wins public award Philips Innovation Award 2017
The startup Somnox won the public award of the Philips Innovation Award 2017 on Monday 8 May. Somnox is a breathing soft robot that helps falling asleep. The start-up was founded by four TU Delft students, including IDE student Julian Jagtenberg.
Train toilet and ‘lady p’ in Cube design museum
From 18 May to 19 November, the Cube design museum in Kerkrade holds the exhibition 'Everything You Want To Know About Toilets, But Were Afraid to Ask'. There are two designs of IDE PhD student Marian Loth: the lady p - a women's urinal - and a mock-up of her concept for a new train toilet.
The faculty of IDE welcomes new Visiting Professors
The faculty of IDE welcomes this year’s Design United Visiting Professors. In order to strengthen the connection between academia and industry, Design United has invited Iskander Smit, Sander Stomph and Joris van Tubergen to collaborate on several design research projects and broaden the network of TU Delft.
Hundred Samsonite suitcases and lots of media attention for PASSME researchers
On Friday 5 May, suitcase manufacturer Samsonite supplies one hundred suitcases to the PASSME research team of the faculty of IDE. The researchers will carry out experiments in the Boeing fuselage on the university campus.
Deadline ‘call for workshop proposals’ DeSForM-conference extended
The deadline for workshop proposal submissions for the DeSForM 2017 conference, which takes place from 17 until 20 October in Delft and Eindhoven, has been extended. The new deadline is 26 May.
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TU Delft researchers improve travel experience at Schiphol airport
With the May holiday in full swing, Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has been extremely busy in recent days. But that could all change in the future thanks to PASSME, a European research project involving 12 knowledge partners and coordinated by TU Delft. Professor Sicco Santema from the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering explained the project on the Dutch TV news programme NOS Journaal on 22 April.
Rubicon grant for IDE postdoc Jarry Porsius
IDE postdoc Jarry Porsius is going to carry out a 14-month research projects at Harvard Medical School in the USA for the application of placebo effects in healthcare. He receives a NWO Rubicon grant for this.
‘Magic Table’ gets dementia patients moving
The Tovertafel (Magic Table) is a light-hearted product that helps those suffering from dementia to exercise whilst bringing them pleasure.
ALIVE. ACTIVE. ADAPTIVE. - International Conference
The international conference of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG 2017) will be held on 19 and 20 June. Elvin Karana and Elisa Giaccardi of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) are the conference chairs. The registration is open now and the programme is online.
Seeing the light: cubic photometer makes light in a room visible
Light determines how we see the world. Take a golf ball: we can see the shine on it, make out the structure or even perceive it as a flat disk because in a certain light we cannot see any shadow. Sylvia Pont, appointed as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor in 2016 for her work in the Perceptual Intelligence lab (PI or π-lab), will present her research during her inaugural lecture on Friday 31 March.
Richard Goossens new chair of TU Delft Health Initiative
As of 1 April, Professor Richard Goossens has been appointed chair of the TU Delft Health Initiative. Richard Goossens succeeds Professor Lucas van Vliet, who has held the role since the TU Delft Health Initiative was launched in 2009 and has been dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences since 2016.
Seeing, understanding and designing the light - Inaugural lecture Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Prof. Sylvia Pont
On 31 March, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor Sylvia Pont of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) will express her inaugural lecture. Under the title ´Het licht zien - lighting design and perceptual intelligence´, Sylvia will talk about a new method of lighting design. This public lecture is in Dutch.
‘Growth versus environment in Vietnam’ - Jotte the Koning at VPRO
"Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The coffee beans, rice and shrimp in the Mekong go all over the world. But thus it runs up against the limits of the environment." Jotte de Koning (faculty of IDE) tells about this at the radio programma Bureau Buitenland of the VPRO.
Lots of media attention for cooperation between TU Delft and KLM
On Wednesday 15 March, TU Delft and KLM confirmed a long-term cooperation agreement under the title Design Doing at Royal Dutch Airlines. That happened at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam. The news of this unique collaboration was well picked up by the relevant media.
Nominations for IDE student projects Crystal Cabin Award 2017
Two designs for airplane interiors of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) have been nominated for the Crystal Cabin Award in the category ‘University’. It is the most prestigious international award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation. The award ceremony takes place on 4 April during Aircraft Interiors Expo, where IDE is also represented.
IDE alumnus designs new hospital gown for and with children and healthcare professionals
How do you create a new design for hospital gowns that children as well as healthcare professionals are happy with? Many children do not like the hospital gowns used in the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital. They think they are ugly, uncomfortable and they don't offer enough privacy.
KLM and TU Delft test and optimise new products and processes in live situation
KLM and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) today signed a cooperation agreement entitled Design Doing at Royal Dutch Airlines. The aim of the partnership is to develop new products and optimise existing KLM processes in a real-life operational KLM environment, in other words with real passengers at a real airport and with real aircraft. By doing so, KLM is heavily investing in the application of what is known as Design Thinking.
‘Why do we fall back on old devices’ - Erik Jan Hultink in De Volkskrant
“Consumers don’t like complexity. In any case, such a Nokia gives a promise of a world that was understandable. Products, especially electronics, are becoming more complicated.” This tells Prof. Erik Jan Hultink (faculty of IDE) in an interview with De Volkskrant about falling back on old devices, such as the Nokia 3310.
IDE PhD candidate wins a Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship 2017
PhD candidate Deborah Sumter and her mentor Prof. Ruud Balkenende of the faculty of IDE hae been awarded a place on the Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship. This is a yearlong international programme on circular economy for postgraduates studying design, engineering and business.
U_CODE performance impresses EU reviewers (Horizon 2020)
The Horizon 2020 project U_CODE (Urban Collective Design Environment) has been positively assessed by the EU reviewers during the first review meeting on 3 March at the faculty of IDE. From IDE, Katrina Heijne and Han van der Meer are participating in the project.
Ingrid Mulder about ‘Empowering People to Create Social Change’ on Impact Boom
In the 15th episode of Impact Boom's podcast, Ingrid Mulder of the faculty of IDE shares her experience in participatory city making projects and academia, the shift in tertiary education, and the importance of empowering citizens to engage in dialogue and impact projects.