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.
Final results IDE project 'Fishing of the future'
How can 'Out of the Box' designs help the fishing industry to reduce unwanted bycatch? Twenty students from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft) worked on an answer to this question in the autumn of 2017. This as part of their graduation project. Three designs were selected by the VCU and the Vissersbond, of which they received the intellectual property rights.
3D printed bridge MX3D reaches full span
The Amsterdam based startup MX3D has finalised the full span of its 3D printed steel bridge. MX3D staff and many partners, performed the first informal load tests during the party celebrating this milestone last week. The bridge performed well.
MIT benchmark puts TU Delft at the forefront of innovative education
Support IDE PhD candidates during the Delft FameLab heat
On Tuesday 3 April, sixteen researchers will battle with each other during the Delft FameLab heat in Theatre de Veste for a place in the Dutch finals of the international FameLab competition. IDE PhD candidates Cristina Spoiala and Meng Li are among the participants.
MyFutures wins special prize at Hans Sauer Award 2018
After three days of co-creation with all finalists of the Hans Sauer Award 2018, the winners of this year’s award were selected on 11 March by both a public and a jury voting. The announcement took place during the Social Design Elevation Days 2018. The MyFutures team was awarded the special prize.
MyFutures project finalist Hans Sauer Award in Munich
The MyFutures project has been selected as one of seven finalist ‘social design labs’ for the Hans Sauer Award for Best Social Lab in Europe. During the Social Elevation Days event from 8-11 March in Munich, seven finalists will exchange experiences about tackling large social issues using design interventions in ‘social lab’ settings.
TU Delft scans painting Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer
Last week an extensive two week scanning project of the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring - the Dutch Mona Lisa, some say - started at the Mauritshuis. The latest scanning techniques are used, and the audience can follow every step of the process. TU Delft researchers play a major part in this project, and this week their efforts can be followed on the TU Delft Instagram account.
Researchers IDE to scan Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring
During the night of Sunday 11 March to Monday 12 March, IDE researchers Willemijn Elkhuizen and Tessa Essers will scan Johannes Vermeer’s famous ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ painting. They will do so as part of a larger research project called ‘The Girl in the Spotlight’. Reseachers from, among others, TU Delft, University of Antwerp and Maastricht University will scan ‘The Girl’ with several different devices for two weeks in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague.
Giulia Calabretta made it to the finale of the national ISO Teacher of the Year award
On Tuesday 20 February, the Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg (ISO) announced the finalists for the Teacher of the Year 2018 award. We are proud that Giulia Calabretta, associate professor Product Innovation Management (faculty of IDE), has made it to the finale!
PASSME project nominated for the Crystal Cabin Award 2018
The 'PASSME Innovative Aircraft Seat' project by, among others, the faculty of IDE is finalist for the Crystal Cabin Award in the 'Cabin Systems' category. This award is the international price for innovations in the field of aircraft cabins and passenger experience. The announcement will take place on 10 April during Aircraft Interiors Expo.
IDE student wins Tinnitus thesis price
Unanimously, the jury of renowned ear specialists and audiologists chose the thesis of IDE alumnus Emma Heijerman as the best master's thesis on tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or hyperacusis (hypersensitivity to noise). Emma developed, among other things, the Tinnitus Toolkit. The announcement took place on Monday 5 February during the Week of the tinnitus.
IDE student wins COPIC AWARD 2017
“Outstanding realism achieved”, was the comment of the jury about Nigel Müller’s submission for the COPIC AWARD 2017. “Expert level marker rendering. Hard to believe that this is done with markers!” The jury awarded IDE student Nigel with the Grand Prize in the category Design, for his submission ‘The Iconic Duo Ferrari and Fiat Dino’.
Meet the next generation of robots
Get your drink mixed from Barrie the Bartender Robot, or find your way in the Science Centre Delft with the help of Iona the Host robot and pet Fizzy the Buddy robot on your way. TU Delft TV made a new video about the Robotics minor.
Online IDEMC masterclass Digital Manufacturing for Industrial Design
Design professionals are required to understand, use, and extract value from digital manufacturing. Industrial design is a world that has grown increasingly digital, and in which the duration from idea to implementation is shorter than it has ever been. This course gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of 3D modelling, 3D printing and 3D scanning in just a few weeks.
EU Erasmus+ project IoT Rapid-Proto Labs kicks off
The faculty of IDE is partner in the EU funded Erasmus+ project IoT Rapid-Proto Labs which officially kicks off 1 February in Helsinki. Prof. Gerd Kortuem and postdoc Jacky Bourgeois are participating on behalf of TU Delft in this 1 million euro project.
2-metre stainless steel tower 3D-printed by mobile robot on show at IDE Exhibition of Minors
On Thursday 1 February, the Exhibition of Minors will take place at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. Students from four interdisciplinary minors will demonstrate the innovative solutions they have come up with for various clients. One of these promising solutions is a 2-metre stainless steel tower 3D-printed by a mobile robot.
Two PASSME projects on shortlist Crystal Cabin Award 2018
On Monday 22 January, the shortlist for the Crystal Cabin Award was published. Two PASSME projects are on this list: the PASSME Innovative Aircraft Seat and the SLS Optimus - A guiding hand luggage system (by IDE students).
NWO funding for IDE projects
At the end of December 2017 two projects, in which the IDE faculty participates, have received an NWO funding. It concerns the projects 'Smarter city conversations' with assistant professor Arnold Vermeeren and 'BRIDing Data in the built Environment (BRIDE)' with Professor Gerd Kortuem.
TU Delft scientists work on 3D printed dress designed by Iris van Herpen
Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, who has designed outfits for Lady Gaga and Beyonce, has presented a dress at the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie in Paris that was partly developed by TU Delft scientists.
Ruth Mugge appointed as Professor
We are pleased to announce that Dr Ruth Mugge was promoted by the Executive Board to the rank of full professor of Design for Sustainable Consumer Behavior on Tuesday 16 January. Ruth studied Industrial Design Engineering and graduated cum laude in 2001.
TU Delft Portraits of Science with project PASSME and Project MARCH
In the new Portraits of Science, an annual edition of the TU Delft, you will be able to read a selection of outstanding achievements by eminent researchers, students and support staff. In this edition an interview with Katinka Bergema, Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt and Sicco Santema from the faculty of IDE about the PASSME project. In addition, students Donald Dingemanse (IDE) and Marise de Baar (AS) tell about Project MARCH.
Conny Bakker appointed as Professor
On 19 December, the Executive Board appointed Conny Bakker as Professor of Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy at the faculty of IDE. We congratulate her on this appointment.
First copy 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Toilets*' awarded to Marian Loth
On Thursday 14 December, during the 'One Day Urban Toilet Design Challenge' at the Cube design museum in Kerkrade, PhD candidate and toilet expert Marian Loth from the IDE faculty was at her surprise awarded the first copy of the book 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Toilets*’.
Giulia Calabretta Best Lecturer TU Delft 2017
During the TU Delft Education Day , Giulia Calabretta was elected Best Lecturer TU Delft 2017 by a jury of students.
IDE exhibition Exceed! ’18: open call for submissions
The faculty of IDE proudly announces the second Exceed exhibition, showcasing the student work, graduation projects and PhD explorations of IDE, which challenge our view on the field of design. Would you like to join, please submit your project(s) before Friday 19 January 2018 (23:59).