Three Best Paper Awards for IDE contributions to the Design Research Society 2018 conference
Three Best Paper Awards were given to IDE researchers from the Design Research Society conference. The papers address the following questions: How could designers use digital data to inquire about the world in the fuzzy front-end? How can designers direct behaviour, while leaving room for end users’ appropriation? How does nurturing a designer’s personal understanding of ‘good design’ and integration of this understanding in his work, influence a design-driven innovation project and outcome?
Mezzo to offer family conversation tool MyFutures
The Dutch national association for home-care Mezzo has started offering the Family Talk package, one of the results of the MyFutures project. This package was designed by researchers of IDE and Design Academy Eindhoven researchers, design agency Muzus, several care institutions and municipalities. “A conversation about the futures always feels to be too soon, until it is too late.”
Environmental benefits of pay-per-wash business model revealed
Researchers from TU Delft and Lund University (Sweden) have demonstrated in practice that paying per wash results in the more economical use of washing machines. Their findings are being published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
Honourable mention Compasso D’Oro for White Book for Design-Driven Materials Innovation
On 20 June, the EU-funded research project Light.Touch.Matters, concluded in summer 2016, received an honourable mention during the Compasso D’Oro (Golden Compass) award ceremony in Milan for ‘The White Book’.
Second skin to make old houses energy neutral
Old buildings: impossible to heat in winter, and way too hot in summer. Are there more solutions than to demolish them? Associate professor Sacha Silvester of the faculty of IDE explains ‘Second skin’ in Delta.
The Walsh-Weston Award for papers Ling Xia and Sylvia Pont
Former IDE PhD student (CSC fellow) Ling Xia and IDE professor Sylvia Pont have received the Walsh-Weston Award for two papers from The Society of Light and Lighting. The papers are published in the journal Lighting Research and Technology in 2017.
Delft Technology Fellowship for new Professor Design, Culture and Society
The new Professor Design, Culture and Society, Bregje van Eekelen, has been awarded a Delft Technology Fellowship. She will start 1 October at the department Industrial Design, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft).
IDE alumni in ‘Sustainable Young 100’ 2018
Three IDE alumni are listed in the Dutch Sustainable Youth 100 (Duurzame Jonge 100) of 2018, an overview of the 100 most inspiring young trend setters in the field of sustainability.
BlueDot launches Diffuse coasters
With the help of foundation BlueDot, students from the TU Delft are able to bring their product to market. The Diffuse coasters from IDE student Aidan Wyber are for sale now through the BlueDot webshop.
TU Delft students head to Florida with autonomous vessel
From 18 to 24 June 2018, the ‘Trident Delft’ team will be battling against student teams from all around the world in the International RoboBoat Competition in Daytona, Florida.
Exhibition Scanning for Syria in National Museum of Antiquities
Starting 7 June, the ‘Scanning for Syria’ project will be exhibited at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. IDE researcher Tessa Essers is participating in this project. The war in Syria has destroyed or severely damaged a large amount of Syrian cultural heritage. The hundreds of clay tablets containing information about daily life in Tell Sabi Ayyad (ca. 1200 B.C.), in what is now northern Syria, are among the damaged and/or partially destroyed artifacts. 3D-printed tablets, the molds and one of the 3D scanners will be on display.
IDE at Border Sessions Festival
Several researchers of the faculty of IDE will host labs during the Border Sessions Festival (Tech Cultural Festival from 13-16 June in The Hague). A lab at Border Sessions is a whole day of co-creation with a focus on a specific topic or theme and a clear mission and goal. A conference will be held on 14 June, in which IDE also participates.
TU Delft transforms school pupils into designers
Everyone can design – even school pupils are great designers, concludes Ianus Keller, lecturer in the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. In collaboration with 17 primary schools in the future municipality of Altena, he encouraged almost 700 pupils from years 3 and 4 to think about the design of their school bag.
PASSME Showcase Event in the media
On Tuesday 29 May, the PASSME Showcase Event took place at Schiphol Airport, organised because of the completion of PASSME after three years of research. Amongst others, researchers of the faculty of IDE were involved in this project. As a result of their findings and recommendations, there was a lot of media attention during the closing of the project.
TU Delft students go head to head with self-built robokarts
Falling bars, a swinging hammer and objects on the track: anything to thwart your opponent! On Wednesday 30 May, TU Delft student teams will battle it out against each other with their self-built remote-controlled karts to see who can complete the most laps of the slalom racing track in 7 minutes.
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.