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22 January 2021

Sustainable design is not just about the material stuff

Sure, sustainable design can result in a trendy reusable bottle. But it’s not just about the product, it’s also about the process. Through his PhD research, Brian Baldassarre set out to understand how design expertise can be applied by business organisations in the transition towards sustainable development.

21 January 2021

Education Inspirations

As a COVID-friendly alternative to the annual IDE Education Day, this year's BSc revision team is hosting the ‘Education Inspirations’. This programme is filled with lectures and workshops and will run from January to June 2021. The new bachelor is the central theme, but the subjects are relevant for all teachers whether working on the bachelor or involved in master education.

21 January 2021

IDE in the media – week 3

21 January 2021

Ten Delft Design authors in special issue of ‘Work’ journal

With most of us having worked mainly from home for almost a year, the quality of our working environment has become more relevant than ever before. This week sees the publication of a special issue of the scientific journal ‘Work’, in which various aspects related to comfort are described. Uniquely, ten of the authors that contributed to this special issue hail from our faculty, representing the Human-Centered Design and Sustainable Design Engineering departments.

20 January 2021

Delft Design contributes to NWO INSPiRED symposium

Over 80 international medical experts joined the online NWO INSPiRED symposium on new smart health diagnostics for sub-Sahara Africa. The symposium showcased and discussed new technologies in the diagnosis of poverty-related parasitic infections and was moderated by IDE’s very own J.C. Diehl.

20 January 2021

Minor Announcement

It’s nearly the end of the semester: a time to reflect on our work and share it with our peers. Around this time of year, IDE’s main hall is usually filled with exhibitions celebrating students’ work — particularly those taking minor courses, whose imaginative designs never fail to impress. Despite the shift to online learning, this year is no exception. The Interactive Environments and Advanced Prototyping Minors are holding online exhibitions and project presentations in the coming weeks that will showcase the results of their students’ hard work.

14 January 2021

IDE in the media – week 2

13 January 2021

An ecosystem perspective on circularity

Making the transition towards a Circular Economy is so complex and full of interdependencies that no single company or actor can achieve it alone. In his PhD thesis, Jan Konietzko proposed that getting there will require a collective approach: business innovation using an ecosystem perspective.

23 December 2020

Grab a pencil and paper

What do you need as an industrial designer? What are your main tools? Pencil and paper, says Nik Shahman. He researched the usefulness of sketching in a design team and obtained his PhD on 22 December with his research.

17 December 2020

Graduate School News

New year, new challenges. That will certainly be the case for IDE’s Sylvia Pont and Wilfred van der Vegte, who will be stepping up to coordinate and strengthen the faculty’s PhD programme. Professor Pont will become the new Graduate School director and Assistant Professor van der Vegte will become the coordinator of doctoral education. Read on to find out a little bit more about their new positions and plans.

17 December 2020

Elvin Karana appointed Professor in Materials Innovation and Design

In recognition of her excellent teaching and research into materials and design, Elvin Karana has been appointed Full Professor of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft.

17 December 2020

IDE in the media – week 51

16 December 2020

Designing to inspire more sustainable consumers

Shifting towards the Circular Economy is not just about sustainable products, it’s also about sustainable behaviour. So how can design influence people to take better care of the products they use? PhD graduate Laura Ackermann says for designers, considering the consumer perspective is the key.

10 December 2020

IDE student Natalie Wochner wins Facebook-Funka Accessibility Hackathon

Swedish accessibility consultancy company Funka, together with social media company Facebook, recently announced that IDE MSc student Natalie Wochner has won their Accessibility Hackathon with her ‘ Follow Me’ design. This navigation guide for people with visual impairments will help them to do grocery shopping without becoming exhausted by trying to find a product.

10 December 2020

Design researchers in two new NWA-ORC consortia

At the end of November, the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) announced the funding allocation in the second round of the National Research Agenda on Routes through Consortia (NWA-ORC). Design researchers at TU Delft’s Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, are closely involved in two of these consortia.

10 December 2020

IDE in the media – week 50

10 December 2020

IDE on the airwaves

Listen to BNR Radio’s Werkprofessor podcasts with Jeroen van Erp and Deborah Nas.

03 December 2020

Papanek and the Politics of Design

At IDE, we design for our future: a world that is better than the one in which we live today. We might specialise in different areas — sustainability, mobility and health, to name a few — but are unified by a humanistic approach. It’s no surprise, then, that many of us are familiar with the work of pioneering design activist Victor Papanek, whose life and work are celebrated in a new exhibition at Design Museum Den Bosch.

03 December 2020

IDE in the media – week 49

01 December 2020

Collaborate to save the planet

Taking on the global environmental sustainability crisis will require new ways of thinking when it comes to the way that products and services are produced and consumed. In the context of the circular economy, Phil Brown’s PhD research explores how companies, through collaborative circular oriented innovation, can become part of the solution.

26 November 2020

Professor Maaike Kleinsmann joins board of the National eHealth Living Lab

Professor Maaike Kleinsmann will become the fifth board member of the National eHealth Living Lab (NeLL), the international knowledge network in the field of eHealth. As Professor of Design for Digital Transformation at TU Delft, she will focus on design and devices at NeLL.

26 November 2020

IDE in the media – week 48

25 November 2020

Are you sitting comfortably? Peter Vink takes flight at TEDxAmstelveen

When designing the interior of a sustainable aircraft you need to optimise the use of available space, minimise the weight and improve the comfort. IDE’s Professor Peter Vink is a Professor of Environmental Ergonomics and worked on the aircraft interior of the Flying-V, an innovative flight concept which embraces an entirely different approach to aircraft design. At TEDxAmstelveen he told about their innovative ideas on improving passenger comfort.

25 November 2020

Ziemi: putting the spotlight on cyclists

With the nights getting longer and winter on its way, it’s more important than ever to stay safe on the road. A big part of safety for cyclists is visibility - especially when it’s dark outside. However, conventional bike lights focus on illuminating the road instead of the cyclist, which can sometimes hinder more than help when cycling at night. IDE’s IPD master student Luci Santema is tackling this issue with Ziemi, a new kind of light that harnesses the motion of cycling to make the road safer for everyone.

25 November 2020

Information activities at IDE

With the application deadlines for the new academic year fast approaching, information activities are in full swing. Last week IDE organised a successful Master Event, and in the coming weeks there will be various bachelor information sessions. Curious? Read on.

25 November 2020

CLEAR: Design roadmapping for life-long health

The strategic designers among us will doubtless be familiar with design roadmapping, a methodology for envisioning and strategising towards innovative futures. IDE SPD master students following the Design Roadmapping master course have been using this approach to imagine new service propositions for CLEAR: a start-up offering a personalised nutrition service that uses biodata, lifestyle information and precision AI to support users in their health journey. Led by IDE's course coordinator Lianne Simonse, the students explored life-long health services in relation to food and biodata. They developed strategic directions for CLEAR, resulting in future visions and roadmaps that are compelling and convincing in equal measure.

25 November 2020

Achilleas Psyllidis in new book Seeing the City

Cities are complex and have been at the core of research across several disciplines. From urban planning and geography to econometrics and policy science. With his research into using sensor data to improve design, IDE researcher Achilleas Psyllidis has recently contributed to the publication of Seeing the City.

19 November 2020

IDE in the media – week 47

12 November 2020

Human Factors NL thesis award 2020 for Lindsey Vermeer

For her exoskeleton for boys with Duchenne Muscular Distrophy, IDE alumna Lindsey Vermeer was awarded the Human Factors NL Thesis Award 2020. Her design, which featured in this year's Dutch Design Week, grows with boys as they grow older and features an interface and a video game controller which appealed to the target group.

12 November 2020

IDE in the media – week 46

11 November 2020

Red Dot Award for Nitin Gurram

Congratulations again to IDE alumnus Nitin Gurram, who won the prestigious Red Dot Award in the Design Concept category for his graduation project, Foxpat Surgical Trainer. Earlier this year he has also won an iF Design Talent Award and the silver award in the A' Design Award & Competition for this project.

05 November 2020

PERISCOPE: Understanding COVID-19 through data-driven design

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in Europe earlier this year, both natural and social scientists have made great efforts to better understand its impact. However, significant knowledge gaps remain, meaning governments may not always have the information needed to make urgent decisions. It’s clear that a deeper understanding of the pandemic is needed – no easy feat in an increasingly complex world.

05 November 2020

New Book: Metro Oostlijn Amsterdam – Designing the System

“It’s the dream job of every designer and architect: a makeover of sixteen metro stations” comments IDE’s Professor Jeroen van Erp. Indeed, this was the brief that GROUP A architects, Maarten van Bremen and Maarten Lever took on back in 2008, together with Jeroen’s design agency, Fabrique. The ten year project which led to the renovation of five underground and 11 over ground stations is mapped out in the fascinating new book, Metro Oostlijn Amsterdam – Designing the System.

05 November 2020

iF Design Award for Stacey Yip

yourself kit for parents, with which they can give a plush animal new life. By adding new elements to the cuddly toys, they not only last longer, but parents and children can discuss the impact of human activity on animals. Stacey has won a prestigious iF Design Award for her project.

05 November 2020

Chen Chou nominated for TU Delft Best Graduate 2020

When someone you care about is hospitalised, the situation is difficult under any circumstances. But during a pandemic, when you can’t visit them, the stress is even greater. Design for Interaction and Medesign MSc graduate Chen Chou recently developed a way for people to stay in touch with loved ones who are in Intensive Care, through music made by their vital signs. This won her the title IDE Best Graduate 2020 for her research, and Chen is now the official IDE nominee for TU Delft Best Graduate 2020.