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19 February 2024

Three sustainability-led projects receive NWO-KIC grants

Three sustainability-led projects receive NWO-KIC grants

Researchers at the TU Delft | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering have been granted NWO-KIC funding for three separate projects. Two projects focus on repairability and one tackles the challenge of reusable packaging. The IDE researchers involved are Ruth Mugge, Ruud Balkenende, Lise Magnier, Sonja van Dam and Conny Bakker. Keep reading to find out more about each of the three projects.

14 February 2024

Becoming healthier through smart game design

Becoming healthier through smart game design

Valentijn Visch designs solutions to motivate people to pay attention to their health. For this, he uses techniques such as game design and interactive storytelling. Collaboration with researchers inside and outside TU Delft is key for him. "More and more health researchers want a designer to join."

13 February 2024

Designing a good fit starts with data

Designing a good fit starts with data

A good fit is desirable with lots of products, but it’s especially important when it comes to something like a ventilation mask for young children. However, it’s hard to design a close-fitting mask without relevant anthropometric data. For her PhD, Lyè Goto collected and analysed a unique and detailed 3D dataset that can support designers in achieving better product sizing for masks and other potential applications.

13 February 2024

Improving implants for a tiny joint with a big impact

Improving implants for a tiny joint with a big impact

From opening a jar, to writing with a pen, or tying shoelaces, thumbs play an important role in enabling numerous daily activities. But due to osteoarthritis, many people experience pain or loss of mobility in the thumb joint, which can limit their ability to function. For her PhD, Helen Yuan aimed to gain deeper insights into the structure and movement mechanics of this joint to help researchers and healthcare professionals improve and develop more effective treatments for patients.

12 February 2024

Getting more comfortable with smartphone use

Getting more comfortable with smartphone use

Whether traveling by plane, train, or bus, nowadays most passengers can be found using a smartphone. But limited space for movement and keeping the neck bent for long periods of time can result in discomfort for many people, particularly in the neck, shoulders, arms, and back. For her PhD, Sumalee Udomboonyanupap explored what it takes to design an improved seating environment in trains, providing passengers a more comfortable experience with smartphone use.

08 February 2024

IDE in the media (Week 6 2024)

IDE in the media (Week 6 2024)

IDE in the media (Week 6 2024)

08 February 2024

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 6 2024)

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 6 2024)

IDE researchers have been hard at work getting their research published. This week’s highlights includes an open-source article by PhD candidates Roos Teeuwen and Vasileios Milias, professor Alessandro Bozzon, and assistant professor Achilleas Psyllidis

30 January 2024

Interactive Environments Minor students bring the Library's Collection Wall back to life

Interactive Environments Minor students bring the Library's Collection Wall back to life

Several projects being led by or involving IDE researchers have secured kick-starter grants from the Convergence’s Resilient Delta Initiative.

24 January 2024

IDE in the media (Week 4 2024)

IDE in the media (Week 4 2024)

IDE in the media (Week 4 2024)

24 January 2024

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 4 2024)

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 4 2024)

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 4 2024)

24 January 2024

Henri is moving!

Henri is moving!

Henri Baudet was known for his keen eye for quirky artifacts and timeless treasures. His objects are stored as part of the ‘Henri Baudet Institute’, operating out of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft), for private viewing. But now, you can also discover the collection through the eyes of TU Delft ‘Spaces of Display’ minor students.

23 January 2024

New website helps make eHealth tools usable for all

New website helps make eHealth tools usable for all

eHealth tools can offer a solution to the glaring shortage of healthcare personnel. But not everyone has the technical skills to get started with these tools. That is why PhD candidates Jasper Faber and Isra Al-Dhahir have developed a website for eHealth tool developers to get practical information on building such a tool, with the aim of closing the growing health gap. "Think practical tips, do's and don'ts."

23 January 2024

Interview with Judith Rietjens: "We need to cherish the conversation again”

Interview with Judith Rietjens: "We need to cherish the conversation again”

Judith Rietjens is a Professor of Design for Public Health at the TU Delft | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering and Erasmus MC’s department of Public Health. On 26 January, she will give her inaugural lecture at the TU Delft Aula. What was it that sparked her line of research? Why did she join the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE)? How does she see the evolution of the healthcare system? Find out in this interview.

11 January 2024

How living materials from algae can best capture carbon

How living materials from algae can best capture carbon

Scientists from TU Delft have found how confined microalgal cells grow optimally in photosynthetic engineered living materials. With the use of light energy, the microalgae convert CO2 from the air into sugars, energy and oxygen for their survival. Such algae-based living materials could be used in a range of applications, from functional objects for CO2 capture, to oxygen sources for biological tissues. The team, led by Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam and Kunal Masania, present their new insights in Advanced Materials.

10 January 2024

IDE researchers secure Resilient Delta kick-starter grants

IDE researchers secure Resilient Delta kick-starter grants

Several projects being led by or involving IDE researchers have secured kick-starter grants from the Convergence’s Resilient Delta Initiative.

10 January 2024

IDE in the media (Week 2 2024)

IDE in the media (Week 2 2024)

IDE in the media (Week 2 2024)

09 January 2024

A systematic approach to personalised design

A systematic approach to personalised design

Personalised products like medical devices or safety shoes offer numerous benefits, but there are challenges when it comes to designing them. Current methods often include manual or semi-automated steps, making it tedious and time consuming. For his PhD, Farzam Tajdari developed new methods of pattern recognition, created an optimised 4D scanning device, and produced a novel 4D data set in the process, showing there is a better way to do personalised design.

21 December 2023

IDE in the media (Week 51 2023)

IDE in the media (Week 51 2023)

21 December 2023

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 51 2023)

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 51 2023)

IDE researchers have been hard at work getting their research published. This week’s highlights include a review article by PhD candidate Zhuochao Peng, professor Pieter Desmet, and assistant professor Haian Xue that provides a comprehensive overview of the field of mood-focused design.

14 December 2023

Launch of handbook on social contagion in energy transition

Launch of handbook on social contagion in energy transition

How can we ensure that everyone feels involved in the energy transition? Who inspires whom? And what is inspiring? IDE researchers Jotte de Koning and Sonja van Dam, together with University of Utrecht, have developed a practical handbook on how to develop your own social contagion strategy to make the energy transition really resonate with people.

07 December 2023

Students from Advanced Prototyping minor explore personalised fit designs

Students from Advanced Prototyping minor explore personalised fit designs

Imagine having a product that is personalised to you, your body, and your preferences. Wouldn’t it be nice to explore the countryside on a comfortable racing bike or glide across the water while seated in a comfortable rowing boat? How about being able to effortlessly carry a skateboard on your back using a convenient back carrier? Or, in case of an injury, picture having a perfectly fitted, comfortable brace, or set of crutches that are more user-friendly.

07 December 2023

IDE students showcase health design project at UN Climate Change Conference

IDE students showcase health design project at UN Climate Change Conference

A team of five IPD MSc students was selected to present their project, KUKUA, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai. They developed a diagnostic device which detects early malnutrition of children in rural areas in East Africa.

07 December 2023

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 49 2023)

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 49 2023)

IDE researchers have been hard at work getting their research published. This week’s highlights include a paper by PhD candidate Evert van Beek, Professor Elisa Giaccardi, Assistant Professor Stella Boess, and Professor Alessandro Bozzon.

07 December 2023

IDE in the media (Week 49 2023)

IDE in the media (Week 49 2023)

IDE in the media (Week 49 2023)

01 December 2023

How to make a bike helmet desirable

How to make a bike helmet desirable

How do we make bike helmets desirable among Dutch cyclists? Remco Bosch found a solution. "The safety argument doesn't work here, we already feel safe on our bikes," he says. For his graduation project, Remco looked at the needs and values of cyclists. That’s when he discovered that framing helmets as a lifestyle choice, not just a safety precaution could make the difference.

23 November 2023

Karlheinz Samenjo & JC Diehl winner of Mekel Prize 2023

Karlheinz Samenjo & JC Diehl winner of Mekel Prize 2023

22 November 2023

Successful launch of whitepaper “Repair in the Circular Economy”

Successful launch of whitepaper “Repair in the Circular Economy”

We look back on a successful launch of the white paper “Repair in the Circular Economy”, which took place on 13 November. One hundred and twenty scientists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, administrators, students, and people from repair cafes joined the conversation.

22 November 2023

Collaboration between Braun Frankfurt, TU Delft, and Politecnico di Milano

Collaboration between Braun Frankfurt, TU Delft, and Politecnico di Milano

On 10 November, 17 students from the IDE MSc course Advanced Concept Design and 20 students from Politecnico di Milano presented their work on 'The Future of Cooking' at the Braun office in Frankfurt.

20 November 2023

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 47 2023)

IDE Publication Highlights (Week 47 2023)

IDE researchers have been hard at work getting their research published. This week’s highlights include a paper by Professor Elvin Karana, alumni Vivian Dorien, and former postdoctoral researcher Srikkanth Balasumramanian.

20 November 2023

Two new Medical Delta professors at IDE

Two new Medical Delta professors at IDE

On 14 November, a new group of Medical Delta professors and lecturers were inaugurated. Professor Diehl (TU Delft, Erasmus MC) and Professor Atsma (LUMC, TU Delft) were among the nine Medical Delta professors inaugurated.

09 November 2023

Robotics professor, David Abbink to join forces with IDE

Robotics professor, David Abbink to join forces with IDE

Prof. David Abbink to help strengthen collaboration between 3mE and IDE -- On 1 November 2023, the TU Delft | Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) welcomes a new colleague to its research and education communities – Professor in Haptic Human-Robot Interaction, David Abbink.

09 November 2023

Dream.Discover.Design.

Dream.Discover.Design.

At the end of October an IDE dream came true. After many months of preparation, the faculty’s first standalone exhibition at Dutch Design Week opened its doors to the public. Didn’t get the chance to visit? Read on for highlights from the nine days.

09 November 2023

Interactive Environments Minor – “IDE Airport”

Interactive Environments Minor – “IDE Airport”

How can we use interactive environment to spark lateral thinking in transdisciplinary design?

09 November 2023

Bubble Games researchers take home Lamp and Lovie awards

Bubble Games researchers take home Lamp and Lovie awards

The research team behind the Bubble Games have been hard at work, planning their next move and celebrating the wins along the way.

08 November 2023

Convergence Grant to study impact of automation on Port of Rotterdam’s workforce

Convergence Grant to study impact of automation on Port of Rotterdam’s workforce

The consortium, in which PhD candidate Soyeon Kim is member of, has been awarded a Convergence Kick-Starter Grant from Resilient Delta. The grant, worth €32,813, will allow them to continue pursuing their project, ‘Inequality and Automation at the Port of Rotterdam: Exploring Work-time Reduction as a Path to Just Resilience’.