Students Nuon Solar team world champion again
The Nuon Solar Team has convincingly won the 14th edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world championship solar car racing in Australia. Nuna9 finished in Adelaide around 6.45, on the fifth day of the race. Their 3.000-km-long journey across the Australian Outback took them 4 days and about 6 hours. This is the Nuon Solar Team’s seventh championship title.
Train toilet of Marian Loth in the new intercity train
On Tuesday 3 October, the NS (Dutch Railways) unveiled its planned new-generation intercity (ICNG) train. The basic design of the train toilet was developed by PhD candidate Marian Loth from the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) and is the new standard for NS intercity trains.
Climbing stairs, getting up from a low sofa and walking across an uneven surface, that was not a problem for paraplegic Ruben de Sain during the Cybathlon Experience on October 7, thanks to an exoskeleton, a supportive robotic suit, built by TU Delft students. The competition in Germany for bionic paraplegic athletes saw the students demonstrate the potential of an exoskeleton as an aid in daily life for people with paralysed legs.
Lots of media attention for symposium User-centred OV-payment
On Thursday, 28 September, the symposium User-centred OV-payment took place at the faculty of IDE. Under the guidance of assistant professor Jasper van Kuijk of the faculty of IDE, six improvement proposals were presented for user-friendly and thus more attractive OV payments in the Netherlands. A lot of news media gave attention to this.
AR App to look into the future
MX3D, in cooperation with TU Delft, is 3D printing a fully functional stainless steel bridge to cross one of the oldest and most famous canals in the centre of Amsterdam, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. IDE researcher Jouke Verlinden developed an AR app of this bridge for the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.
Katinka Bergema and Suzanne Hiemstra nominated for Viva400
IDE researchers Katinka Bergema and Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt have been nominated for the Viva400, a platform for young, inspiring and enterprising women. Katinka and Suzanne work on projects within PASSME.
Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record
Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken broke the Dutch speed record for women last Saturday, clocking 121.5 km/h to win the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in the Nevada desert. In this competition for the most innovative cycles and riders from all over the world, Rooderkerken was riding the VeloX 7: a high-tech aerodynamic recumbent bike designed and built by the Human Power Team, a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam.
Pieter Desmet and Steven Fokkinga ‘table scientists’ during the Evening of Science and Society
Professor of Design for Experience Pieter Desmet is one of the ‘table scientists’ on 9 October during the Evening of Science and Society in the Ridderzaal in The Hague.
Willemijn Elkhuizen and 3D scanner in 'The Secret of the Master' - AVROTROS
On 5 and 6 September, a two-piece of the reconstruction of Vincent van Gogh's Still life with aker flowers and roses’ (Stilleven met Akkerbloemen en rozen) was broadcasted at AVROTROS. In this episode of the tv programme ‘The secret of the Master’ (Het geheim van de Meester), Willemijn Elkhuizen and the 3D scanner of the IDE faculty can be seen. Watch the broadcast.
ICED 2019 – ‘Responsible Design for our Future’ at IDE
During the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17) conference, which was held from 21-25 August in Vancouver (Canada), Prof. Petra Badke-Schaub and Dr Maaike Kleinsmann of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) announced that ICED19 will be hosted at the faculty of IDE in 2019.
First steps with new exoskeleton for paraplegics built by TU Delft students
On Thursday 31 August, Project MARCH, a team of students from TU Delft, took the first steps with their new exoskeleton, the MARCH II.
IDE researchers optimise bone-inspired 3D printing infill structures
In order to create realistic bone-like structures with a 3D printer, assistant professor Jun Wu and fellow researchers developed an algorithm, that was published in March this year. Now, the research group has optimised the algorithm, resulting in stronger and lighter structures.
Webcast with Giulia Calabretta on DMI
On 23 August, the international membership organisation Design Management Institute (DMI) published a webcast on their website with assistant professor Giulia Calabretta of the faculty of IDE. Her subject: ‘Strategic design: eight essential practices every strategic designer must master’.
MAYHT receives start-up capital for new speaker technology
The company MAYHT, a high-tech spin-off of TU Delft, receives an investment of € 300,000 of investment fund UNIIQ. The investment was announced by Ena Voûte, dean of the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. One of the founders of MAYHT is IDE-alumnus Matthias Scheek.
IDE Advanced Manufacturing Group and CrossGuard extend cooperation with NWO grant
Better protective safety gloves will soon become a reality thanks to the research and development work of CrossGuard, a high-tech start-up company. CrossGuard was founded among others by IDE alumnus Maarten Kamphuis.
NWO KIEM fund for project ‘Scanning for Syria’
The Scanning for Syria initiative, co-founded by IDE researcher Jouke Verlinden, has been awarded a NWO KIEM fund.
Best paper award for Doris Aschenbrenner and Jouke Verlinden
Visiting researcher Doris Aschenbrenner and IDE researcher Jouke Verlinden have won a best paper award for the ASME 2017 IDETC/CIE (6-9 August, Cleveland, Ohio, USA). The article is a major study of the effectiveness of remote collaboration through Augmented Reality versus other techniques (webcam, VR).
Excelscope wins Medical Delta Young Talent Award 2017
The Excelscope project: Smart Malaria Diagnostics for Low Resource Settings won the Medical Delta Young Talent Award 2017 on Tuesday 27 June. The team includes DFI graduate Julia Stoevelaar of the faculty of IDE.
International Research Collaboration Award from The University of Sydney
Dr Anna Pohlmeyer, assistant professor at the faculty of IDE and co-director of the Delft Institute of Positive Design, received the International Research Collaboration Award from the University of Sydney for a research project on Design for Well-being in collaboration with Prof. Rafael Calvo.
New on Discover Design
Prof. Gerd Kortuem: ‘To me, the Internet of Things is all about valuable data’. Read the story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.