‘Magic Table’ gets dementia patients moving
The Tovertafel (Magic Table) is a light-hearted product that helps those suffering from dementia to exercise whilst bringing them pleasure. The initiative is a fine example of how scientific research can result in valuable health care innovation in the outside world. Hester Anderiesen-Le Riche, who developed the Tovertafel, will obtain her doctorate from TU Delft on Monday, 24 April 2017 with research into this subject.
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Seeing the light: cubic photometer makes light in a room visible
Light determines how we see the world. Take a golf ball: we can see the shine on it, make out the structure or even perceive it as a flat disk because in a certain light we cannot see any shadow. Sylvia Pont, appointed as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor in 2016 for her work in the Perceptual Intelligence lab (PI or π-lab), will present her research during her inaugural lecture on Friday 31 March.
Richard Goossens new chair of TU Delft Health Initiative
As of 1 April, Professor Richard Goossens has been appointed chair of the TU Delft Health Initiative. Richard Goossens succeeds Professor Lucas van Vliet, who has held the role since the TU Delft Health Initiative was launched in 2009 and has been dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences since 2016.
Seeing, understanding and designing the light - Inaugural lecture Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Prof. Sylvia Pont
On 31 March, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor Sylvia Pont of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) will express her inaugural lecture. Under the title ´Het licht zien - lighting design and perceptual intelligence´, Sylvia will talk about a new method of lighting design. This public lecture is in Dutch.
Lots of media attention for cooperation between TU Delft and KLM
On Wednesday 15 March, TU Delft and KLM confirmed a long-term cooperation agreement under the title Design Doing at Royal Dutch Airlines. That happened at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam. The news of this unique collaboration was well picked up by the relevant media.
‘Growth versus environment in Vietnam’ - Jotte the Koning at VPRO
"Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The coffee beans, rice and shrimp in the Mekong go all over the world. But thus it runs up against the limits of the environment." Jotte de Koning (faculty of IDE) tells about this at the radio programma Bureau Buitenland of the VPRO.
IDE alumnus designs new hospital gown for and with children and healthcare professionals
How do you create a new design for hospital gowns that children as well as healthcare professionals are happy with? Many children do not like the hospital gowns used in the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital. They think they are ugly, uncomfortable and they don't offer enough privacy.
Nominations for IDE student projects Crystal Cabin Award 2017
Two designs for airplane interiors of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) have been nominated for the Crystal Cabin Award in the category ‘University’. It is the most prestigious international award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation. The award ceremony takes place on 4 April during Aircraft Interiors Expo, where IDE is also represented.
KLM and TU Delft test and optimise new products and processes in live situation
KLM and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) today signed a cooperation agreement entitled Design Doing at Royal Dutch Airlines. The aim of the partnership is to develop new products and optimise existing KLM processes in a real-life operational KLM environment, in other words with real passengers at a real airport and with real aircraft. By doing so, KLM is heavily investing in the application of what is known as Design Thinking.
Ingrid Mulder about ‘Empowering People to Create Social Change’ on Impact Boom
In the 15th episode of Impact Boom's podcast, Ingrid Mulder of the faculty of IDE shares her experience in participatory city making projects and academia, the shift in tertiary education, and the importance of empowering citizens to engage in dialogue and impact projects.
‘Why do we fall back on old devices’ - Erik Jan Hultink in De Volkskrant
“Consumers don’t like complexity. In any case, such a Nokia gives a promise of a world that was understandable. Products, especially electronics, are becoming more complicated.” This tells Prof. Erik Jan Hultink (faculty of IDE) in an interview with De Volkskrant about falling back on old devices, such as the Nokia 3310.
Sicco Santema and Suzanne Hiemstra-Mastrigt at BNR News radio
On Wednesday 7 March, Sicco Santema and Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt of the faculty of IDE where guests at the radio programme Eyeopeners of BNR News radio. They spoke about the PASSME project that TU Delft is coordinating at European level.
U_CODE performance impresses EU reviewers (Horizon 2020)
The Horizon 2020 project U_CODE (Urban Collective Design Environment) has been positively assessed by the EU reviewers during the first review meeting on 3 March at the faculty of IDE. From IDE, Katrina Heijne and Han van der Meer are participating in the project.
IDE alumni design first electronic hypercar
For Vanda Electronics, the brothers and IDE alumni Marco and Andries van Overbeeke designed the exterior and interior of the Dendrobium. This is a fully electronic super-fast car (2.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h). The car was recently presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017.
IDE PhD candidate wins a Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship 2017
PhD candidate Deborah Sumter and her mentor Prof. Ruud Balkenende of the faculty of IDE hae been awarded a place on the Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship. This is a yearlong international programme on circular economy for postgraduates studying design, engineering and business.
IDE researchers create bone-inspired 3D printing infill structures
Inspired by the architecture of bone, assistant professor Dr Jun Wu from the department of Design Engineering has developed numerical algorithms to generate bone-like porous structures. These structures are lightweight, stiff, and robust, and thus serve as an ideal candidate as infill in 3D printing.
Take a picture with Mika the selfie robot in the Kunsthal Rotterdam
Making a selfie with a robot? That is possible on 4 and 5 March in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam (also during the Museum Night) with Mika the selfie robot. Mika was designed and built by six students from the TU Delft, including IDE student Romy Geitenbeek.
The faculty of IDE and Japanese universities are working on dementia projects
Prof. Richard Goossens of IDE and Shinji Sudo from the People Design Institute (also research fellow at Design United), started a two-year project in which students, as well in Japan as in Netherlands, work on the problems of people with dementia.
Egg of alumnus
For Alessi, an Italian company that makes functional design objects, IDE alumnus Titus Wybenga designed a tea egg based on the old-fashioned pocket watch.
I cook, therefore I am
Students and assistant professor Jouke Verlinden from the faculty of IDE have been collaborating with Yale University (Yale Babylon Collection) and designer Maaike Roozenburg. Together they reproduced fragile clay tablets from Mesopotamia in 2000 BC.
Symposium ‘Light in the eye of the beholder’ in honour of Sylvia Pont
In honour of the inauguration of Sylvia Pont on 31 March, the mini-symposium ‘Light in the eye of the beholder’ is organised. After the symposium Sylvia will give her inaugural lecture ‘Seeing the light - lighting design and perceptual intelligence’. Entrance for this symposium and inaugural lecture is free, but registration is mandatory.
TU Delft at Innovation for Health 2017
This year, the faculty of IDE of TU Delft is well represented at the new edition of Innovation for Health on 16 February at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. Several research and graduation projects of the faculty will be presented. Together these projects will show the contribution of the faculty at ‘Shaping the future of healthcare’.
6000th IDE alumnus
On 9 February Gideon Hoogerwerf graduated as the 6000th alumnus of the faculty of IDE at TU Delft. Gideon received, in addition to his master's degree certificate, a gift voucher, a set of books and a bunch of flowers. He was briefly addressed by education director of IDE, Jan Schoormans.
'TU Delft offers free introduction to the circular economy' – Circulate News
“This edition of the MOOC is self-paced, which means all the course materials are available 24/7 and you can take the course on your own schedule. No deadlines, no stress. Great content.” This tells course instructor Conny Bakker of the faculty of IDE in an article on Circulate News.
Graduation project ‘Improve multidisciplinary team meetings by design’ at VUmc gets extension
Assistant Professor Marijke Melles of the faculty of IDE received € 63,000 grant from the Innovation budget of VU medical centre in Amsterdam to extend the graduation project of Jesse Beem with another year for research and implementation. The title of the project is: ‘Improve multidisciplinary team meetings by design’.
Reminder: Inaugural lecture Charlie Wang on Friday 24 February
Friday 24 February Prof. Charlie Wang will hold his inaugural lecture titled ‘Computational Design and Fabrication - Turbine to Advance Production'.
‘Airplane seat must move’ – Peter Vink in ‘De Telegraaf’
"Built-in motion sensors should make tight airplane seats more comfortable for passengers." According to Prof. Peter Vink of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) during the event ‘Designing for our future travel experiences’ on Wednesday 1 February. In the Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ an interview.
All about the ‘patient journey’ in new TU Delft online course
Better insight into the experience of the patient increases the patient's well-being and can contribute to more efficient and safer healthcare. The detailed analysis of the experience of patients is therefore the central subject of a new TU Delft online course. The ‘Design in healthcare: using patient journey mapping’ MOOC will start on Wednesday 8 February.
‘Real estate has to offer the world a lot of health' - magazine E&I
Almost every engineer experiences it: ‘vague’ complaints about the indoor environment. The measurements are good, but the users are dissatisfied. Paul Roelofsen researched this and promoted in December on this issue with Prof. Peter Vink (faculty IDE, TU Delft). You can read an interview with Paul in the magazine E&I.
A cross-country research group on materials experience
“Material is a Medium. It communicates ideas, beliefs, approaches; compels us to think, feel and act in certain ways; enables and enhances functionality and utility. Materials Experience emphasises this role of materials as being simultaneously technical and experiential.”
Cooperation agreement between IDE and Vanderlande signed
On Wednesday 1 February the IDE mini-conference 'Designing for our future travel experiences' took place. At the beginning of the event, Katinka Bergema on behalf of the faculty of IDE and Esther Kersten on behalf of the company Vanderlande signed a cooperation agreement.
IDE students present to renowned companies
Thursday 26 January IDE students of the ‘Design Strategy Project’, an SPD master course, took over the headquarter of three companies: Adidas in Herzogenaurach and Ford in Cologne (both Germany) and KLM (Amstelveen). All student teams gave their final presentations.
‘How can you perfectly copy a Rembrandt?’ – Willemijn van Elkhuizen at the Universiteit van Nederland
From 3 February you can see PhD candidate Willemijn Elkhuizen of the faculty of IDE at the Universiteit van Nederland (University of the Netherlands). During an online lecture Willemijn tells how to make a perfect copy of for example a Rembrandt, with modern techniques.
TU Delft students win Hyperloop Pod Competition
The excitement was tangible at the Award Ceremony for SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition. Amid great interest, the TU Delft students won the competition in Los Angeles. A year ago, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, challenged the 27 teams from all over the world to construct pods for the Hyperloop – a futuristic transport concept that could propel people and goods through tubes at extremely high speeds. During the weekend, the teams were invited to test their pods in a 1.2 km-long tube located adjacent to the SpaceX grounds in Los Angeles. ‘It was precisely this award that we had set our sights on. We tried to focus on every aspect and to create a pod that could easily be scaled-up,’ explained team captain Tim Houter. ‘And our hard work has now been rewarded, it is fantastic.’ The Delft Hyperloop team also received the award for the best construction and design. Students from the University of Munich went home with the other prize, awarded for the highest average speed.