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.
MMID Foundation runs for Fizzy
The robot ball Fizzy, developed by PhD-candidate Boudewijn Boon in the Meedoen=Groeien! project, has already attracted quite the attention. A fundraising campaign with the Delft University Fund put a spotlight on his efforts to help children undergoing cancer treatment and also keep developing physically through play. Now it has also inspired people to run through rain and cold.
‘Inleiding Construeren’: insight into the why of certain constructive choices
The new book ‘Inleiding construeren’ (an introduction to construction) of IDE teacher Bas Flipsen and Daan Heyen, teacher at the University of Applied Sciences, has recently been published. It is an introductory book for bachelor’s students on the analysis and design of moving objects. The book deals with the basics around mechanical solutions.
Urban innovators, creative minds and enthusiastic doers wanted
The EU Horizon 2020 project DESIGNSCAPES, is looking for people eager to tackle urban or societal challenges from a creative and innovative perspective. Do you have a good idea, project or (citizen) initiative, report it for financial and professional support for feasibility studies, developing prototypes or scalability proofs.
Students win world championship with high-tech recumbent bike
Cyclist Lieke de Cock won the world championship for cycling in the Nevada desert in the US with a speed of 120 km/h.
New book ‘Interactive Media for Sustainability’ available
been published. The book argues that how we understand sustainability, and therefore may take action on it, is mediated by the technologies we use to engage with it.
IDE students win James Dyson Award with malaria diagnostic device
Students from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering have designed the Excelscope 2.0, a smartphone-powered tool that can diagnose malaria without the use of expensive microscopes and medical professionals. This reduces workload in developing countries, while increasing accuracy and decreasing cost of diagnoses.
Start Thermo Tokyo project
Monday 3 September, the kick-off meeting of the ‘Thermo Tokyo: Beat the Heat’ project was held in Papendal. In this project research institutes, including the faculty of IDE (TU Delft), companies and sports organisations jointly cooperate to prepare the athletes of TeamNL to the extreme climate conditions in Tokyo summer during the Olympic Games.
Elvin Karana wins € 2500 for bioengineering project
Delft Bioengineering Insitute has awarded Elvin Karana (faculty of IDE) and Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam ( Bionanoscience Department of Applied Sciences) with € 2500 for a graduation project on design applications for new biomaterial. The collaboration was initiated at BioDate 2018: a networking event for Principal Investigators who are interested in bioengineering. Elvin and Marie-Eve are currently looking for an IDE student who will execute the project.
6500th IDE alumna
On 31 August, Avital La-Toya Zandvliet graduated as the 6500th alumna of the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. Avital received, in addition to her master's degree certificate, a bouquet of flowers, and was briefly addressed by dean Ena Voûte from the faculty IDE.
Sketching your academic output at the Royal College of Art
An international group of sketching practitioners and educators, chaired by Bryan Howell (BYU, US) and IDE head of design drawing JanWillem Hoftijzer, will offer a free workshop that explores the visual depiction of academic output through sketching. The workshop is part of the E&PDE* 2018 Conference that will take place at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art in London.