Is there a future for cash?
Igo Boerrigter, master student at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft, was commissioned by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the central bank of the Netherlands, to analyse the current use of cash. Based on this analysis he made recommendations for a sustainable, usable and affordable cash system for the future. He also devised a more user-friendly alternative to coins.
InterregNWE funding for sustainable school buildings project ENERGE
European school buildings, which mostly consists of buildings from pre-war times, are generally very energy inefficient. How can we renovate their infrastructure, when looking at the 2050 European greenhouse gas (GHG) target of zero emissions?
Contributing to a better world
The faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft exists for 50 years. Once the study started with two students; now there are two thousand. One thing has remained the same. "Here we design the world of the future," says dean Ena Voûte.
Lesson series ‘Your Turn’ trains children’s design skills
In our rapidly changing society, primary education is expected to teach children a broad set of skills in creativity, empathy and communication. A lesson series for primary education has now been published to teach such 21st-century skills through design projects.
Natalia Romero Hererra editor in chief
Starting this March, Natalia Romero Hererra became editor in chief of the EAI Endorsed Transaction on Pervasive Health and Technologies.
Stratus Seat nominated for the Crystal Cabin Award 2019
In the course Joint Master Project of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft), a student team has undertaken a redesign of the Business Class environment, in collaboration with Safran Seats. Their entry, the ‘Stratus Seat’, is one of the three finalists for the Crystal Cabin Award in the category ‘University’.
KIEM grant for ‘Communicating user-centered design to non-design professionals’
How do we grant as much people as possible access to knowledge about user-centered design? IDE researcher Jeroen van Kuijk, together with Prof. Pieter Jan Stappers and Assistant Prof. Arnold Vermeeren, was just awarded an NWO KIEM grant of € 15.000 in order to create a comprehensive and accessible overview of these design principles and methods.
Research 3D print graded microstructures published in Additive Manufacturing
TU Delft students present eight innovative robots
A robot that removes weeds, a robot that journeys deep below the sea and a robot that can fish blue algae from the water. These, together with five other robots, will be on display at the demo day of the TU Delft Minor in Robotics on Thursday, 30 January 2018.
Interactive Environment students present complete office furnishings at AMS
On 23 January, students of the Interactive Environment minor presented six projects that together form the office furnishings at one floor of AMS in Amsterdam. Their goal is to stimulate cooperation and knowledge sharing in office environments. The coming months, people will actually work in this ‘living lab’.
Registration conference on 'Design for Wellbeing Education' opened
On 5 April, the Wellbeing, Happiness and Health DRS Special Interest Group (SIGWELL) organises the conference Wellbeing by Design: Teaching Practices & Ethical Reflections. During this conference, the latest insights into design for welbeing education, with special attention to ethics, will be shared and discussed. Do you want to participate? You can register now. You can also register to make a contribution.
Call opened for EIT Health proposals
EIT Health is a network of best-in-class health innovators, including TU Delft and Erasmus MC Rotterdam, backed by the European Union. EIT Health collaborates across borders to deliver new solutions that enable European citizens to live longer, healthier lives. There is now a call open for proposals for activities that will improve the health of European citizens through innovative products and services, education activities, and entrepreneurship. Deadline mandatory pre-proposal is 15 February.
Industrial Design Engineering in winning consortia EIT Manufacturing
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced that the consortium that includes TU Delft (and our faculty) has won the call for a new Knowledge and Innovation Community EIT Manufacturing. Through the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), TU Delft is also involved in the winning consortium for the EIT Urban Mobility call.
Tessa Dekkers and Marijke Melles research patient experience during outpatient surgeries
The number of outpatient surgeries, where patients do not have to stay in hospital overnight, is increasing. All activities of such surgeries take place within one day. The entire patient process before, during and after surgery is also called the perioperative process. A group of researchers and students of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft) and doctors of Erasmus MC, Reinier de Graaf and Xpert Clinic looked into perioperative patient experiences during outpatient hand and wrist surgeries.
Paul Hekkert in Dutch television show Voor de Vorm
In the Dutch public broadcasting show ‘Voor de Vorm’, designer Christien Meinderstma examines the shape of everyday objects. This episode is about the mobile phone. Our very own Paul Hekkert contributed to this episode.
Elmer van Grondelle at BNR Newsradio's Big Five
The role of the car is changing, and so the design also changes drastically. In BNR's Big Five of the Car, Elmer van Grondelle, car designer and teacher of Advanced Automotive Design from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, explains how the car starts at the drawing board. Presenter of the radio programme is Roelof Hemmen. (In Dutch.)
Call for papers ICED19 – deadline extended to 16 December
As announced earlier, the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering will host the 22nd edition of the bi-annual International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) from 5-8 August 2019. You can now submit your paper.
TU Delft malaria diagnostic device international runner up in James Dyson Award
With the design of their Excelscope 2.0, TU Delft students were runners up in the international finals of the James Dyson Award on 15 November. The Excelscope 2.0 is a device for diagnosing malaria, based on a cheap smartphone. The students designed the housing for the device and fitted it with a ball-lens, enabling it to operate as a microscope.
NGI Award 2019 for the Resourceful Ageing project
The design of Connected Resources, a result of the Resourceful Ageing project, has been awarded the NGI Award 2019 for ‘outstanding contribution to a better digital life’ in the category Research and Education.
Awards for Service Roadmaps designed for Ultimaker
SPD master's students: Lynn Reichenfeld, Allison Sparks, Yan Liu, Fon Panyapatiphan and Chenjing Liu won the first prize during the final presentations of the Design Roadmapping course for Ultimaker. They designed the best roadmap in terms of content. The students win a VIP tour and a presentation in the boardroom of Ultimaker. Merijn Neeleman, Global Head or Portfolio Development at Ultimaker awarded the prize.
Robotic 3D-printed chaise longue changes into a bed
A robotic 3D-printed chaise longue that can be transformed into a bed (and back again). This creation by TU Delft researchers can now be seen in the Delft Science Centre.
Sustainable washing power: investment for spin-off HOMIE
Smart Medical Optics wins EIT Health Validation Lab at YES!Delft
After their Dutch national James Dyson Award win and publication in Plos One, the Smart Medical Optics team have won the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health Validation Lab at YES! Delft with their Excelscope 2.0 design.
Open innovation to make city labs self-sustaining
Creative Industries Fund NL and the faculty of IDE join forces for a more inclusive and innovative participation process at (local) governments. City Making asks for innovative collaborations with local governments, organisations, knowledge institutes, businesses and citizens. The results of the NWO funded Research through Design project Participatory City Making play an important role in this new collaboration.
Student column: The role of designers within social robotics
As part of her Honours Programme Master project, SPD student Josefien Scholtes researches the rise of social robotics, and the important role designers could have in this. Read her column.
IDE paper track Sketching in Design Practice, Education & Research at E&PDE Glasgow 2019
Why write about your ideas, concepts and results, when a single picture says more than a thousand words? In order to bring design practice, design education and design research closer, the Design Sketching Special Interest Group led by IDE’s Jan Willem Hoftijzer will host a special track called ‘Sketching in Design Practice, Education & Research’ at the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE) in Glasgow, September 2019.
Products that Flow: new IDE alumni book
On 4 October, IDE alumni Siem Haffmans and Ed van Hinte presented their new book ‘Products that Flow’ at the InnovatieExpo in Rotterdam. The first print was handed over to State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven. This book is meant to be complementary to the book ‘Products that Last’ by, among others, IDE’s Conny Bakker and Marcel den Hollander.
Excelscope on shortlist global Dyson Award and in open access journal Plos One
Two successes in a short time for the collaborative Smart Malaria Diagnostic project of the faculties IDE and 3mE. After winning the National Award of the James Dyson Award, the Smart Malaria Diagnostic Device ‘Excelscope’ of AED team Tazama made it to the international top 20 shortlist.
Anne van Lieren IDE nominee for Best Graduate TU Delft 2018
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. Anne van Lieren has been nominated by IDE this year. The final announcement of the winner is on Tuesday 6 November.
Pieter Desmet awarded annual Prize of Excellence in Madrid
On 10 October, Professor Pieter Desmet (faculty IDE) has been awarded the annual Prize of Excellence from the International IE University (Madrid, Spain). At IE University, Pieter teaches Positive Design in the Executive Master on Positive Leadership and Strategy. The prize was awarded for receiving outstanding evaluation results in the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Design for Values open subsidy for IDE and Architecture researchers
TU Delft researchers Marina Bos-de Vos (IDE), John Heintz and Thijs Asselbergs have been awarded an Open Subsidy 2018 grant from the TU Delft Design for Values Institute for their development of an open access tutorial that helps creative professionals mitigate value conflicts in business strategies for projects.
Start of new online courses
Our faculty keeps up a good presence online. Various teams are preparing or running their online courses at this moment.
IDE alumni's start-up Coolfinity wins two awards in one week
Coolfinity, a start-up from IDE alumnus Maarten ten Houten, won two awards with an innovative fridge that keeps on cooling, even without power. IDE alumnus Steven Burger also currently works at Coolfinity.
Nuon Solar Team is Champion Solar Racing in South Africa once more
The Nuon Solar Team has won the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa once again. During a couple of exhausting days, filled with technical setbacks as well as human error, the team twice lagged far behind their Japanese rivals.
Student-built Delft exoskeleton wins international Cybathlon
The new MARCH III by TU Delft student team Project MARCH has won the Cybathlon Experience in Düsseldorf, the international obstacle race for exoskeletons. Entrants from several countries competed in the test of robotic harnesses for people with paraplegia, ending on 29 September. Together with ‘pilot’ Sjaan Quirijns, who has had paraplegia since 2000, MARCH III achieved the fastest time and the highest number of points. Thanks to improvements to the suit and intensive training of its wearer, the team successfully completed a four-obstacle course in just under 9.5 minutes. Project MARCH gained particular plaudits for the independent functioning of its device.