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27 April 2020

TU Delft researchers gain new insights into Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring

Scientific research into the world-famous painting by Johannes Vermeer, known as the 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', has yielded new insights. TU Delft researchers played an important role in making discoveries about the brushwork, the use of pigments and how Vermeer built up his painting with various layers of paint.

24 April 2020

Royal Honor 2020 Prof. Richard Goossens

Richard Goossens, Professor of Physical Ergonomics in the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE), has been made a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in Vlaardingen. Because of the coronavirus, the official presentation will take place later in the year.

23 April 2020

Designing a COVID-19 ventilator for low-income countries

It was just a few weeks back that a team of IDE students and IDE staff joined forces with Project Inspiration at 3ME. Inspired by a nineteen sixties British ventilator due to be exhibited in Leiden’s Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Project Inspiration’s goal is to develop an easy to manufacture COVID-19 ventilator based on widely available components and production processes. As a largely mechanical device, not dependent on software, it is simple enough to be operated by untrained staff. As such it opens up new opportunities to answer the urgent need for ventilators in low-resource settings like Central America and Sub-Sahara Africa.

22 April 2020

IDE in the media – week 17

22 April 2020

Out of the Blue #17: Noise-cancelling windows and wacky giraffes

Working from home provides us with a whole new set of challenges and opportunities. As designers, shouldn’t we be the best equipped people for this? In this final part of our special Freedive isolation series, Ianus chats with Joost Dommisse. He studies Integrated Product Design and they together talk about designing noise-cancelling windows, how to study design from a distance and wacky robotic giraffes. ________ In the IDE Podcast Series ‘Out of the Blue’, Teacher of Practice Ianus Keller and PhD candidate Frithjof Wegener talk with our designers, researchers, students and teachers about their stories. Thankfully, we’re allowed to listen in.

16 April 2020

Designers for healthcare helping in the corona crisis

Panton, established by IDE alumna and PhD candidate, Ingeborg Griffioen is a design agency specialising in the healthcare sector. Over recent weeks the company has turned its attention to the corona crisis with a series of designs to prevent the spread of the virus, help critically ill patients keep breathing and to assist healthcare providers in the triage and treatment of corona patients.

16 April 2020

IDE open days go online

For teenagers facing the decision of what to do next, university open days are a great way to explore higher education and get a feel for different faculties and subjects. With the current restrictions around group gatherings, TU Delft is shifting its open days online.

16 April 2020

Monitoring health and wellbeing during and after the COVID-19 crisis

How is COVID-19 affecting human wellbeing across the world and what can we do about it? MyWellnessCheck.org is a friendly assessment service to help organisations understand and respond to the health and well-being needs of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 April 2020

In Memoriam – Professor James (Jim) Hennessey

Prof. J.M. Hennessey (Jim) was professor of Design Techniques at our faculty from 1986 until 2001. He was chair of the Design (Vormgeving) Department until 2000. Jim loved Porsches , the blues and was a gifted guitarist with a passion for Fender guitars. He passed away on 6 April 2020.

16 April 2020

IDE students design a solution to test suspected COVID-19 patients

Two teams of IDE students are designing mobile test facilities to diagnose potential cases of coronavirus, without having to rely on scarce resources like COVID-19 tests, protective clothing and masks.

15 April 2020

IDE in the media – week 16

15 April 2020

DINED announces open platform for 3D body models: Mannequin

It’s challenging to design products that closely interact with the human body. Think for example about wearables like medical masks, helmets, (virtual reality) goggles, garments, sports braces, or shoes. We are all unique individuals and this requires designers to carefully consider the great variety of human body shapes. We have to come up with smart ways of accommodating this variety through the use of sizing systems, adjustable parts, or flexible materials. TU Delft now offers an open online platform for 3D anthropometry with the latest addition to the DINED website: ‘Mannequin’.

15 April 2020

IDE’s own Lego Master, Bas Brederode, in TV show

Are you looking for a welcome distraction in this turbulent time? Bas Brederode, who studied Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft and is now a senior designer at Lego, can be seen as a jury in the new TV programme Lego Masters since last Saturday.

15 April 2020

Out of the Blue #16: Infuse a Little Empathy

Due to COVID-19, design students, lecturers and researchers are stuck at home. How are they coping? For part one of a special three-part Freedive series, we talk with Yongqing Fei, or Jackie as we know her. She has a lot of experiences with quarantines and tells about redesigning an oven from home and her story on moving from isolation in China to isolation in Delft. ________ In the IDE Podcast Series ‘Out of the Blue’, Teacher of Practice Ianus Keller and PhD candidate Frithjof Wegener talk with our designers, researchers, students and teachers about their stories. Thankfully, we’re allowed to listen in.

09 April 2020

Delft Design MOOC now open to high school students

Are you working at home with kids? How can you help your children apply their creativity in a systematic manner?

09 April 2020

Who shapes a child’s world

Why do we have to go there? Why do I have to wear this? Parents of young children will recognise these questions all too well. But can you blame children for asking them? When you are young, you have little influence on the world around you. Parents, teachers and doctors decide almost everything – albeit with your best intentions at heart. What you must wear, when you will go to the hospital for surgery, how many books you may borrow from the library. It’s out of your control. How do we know the decisions we as adults make for children are right for them?

09 April 2020

Out of the Blue #15: Freedive with Yongqing Jackie Fei

Due to COVID-19, design students, lecturers and researchers are stuck at home. How are they coping? For part one of a special three-part Freedive series, we talk with Yongqing Fei, or Jackie as we know her. She has a lot of experiences with quarantines and tells about redesigning an oven from home and her story on moving from isolation in China to isolation in Delft. ________ In the IDE Podcast Series ‘Out of the Blue’, Teacher of Practice Ianus Keller and PhD candidate Frithjof Wegener talk with our designers, researchers, students and teachers about their stories. Thankfully, we’re allowed to listen in.

08 April 2020

IDE in the media – week 15

08 April 2020

50 years of IDE’s history published in She Ji

‘Innovating a Large Design Education Program at a University of Technology’, an article about the developments of fifty years of design education at the Industrial Design Engineering faculty (TU Delft) was recently published online in Elseviers’ Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation ‘She Ji’.

08 April 2020

Keeping cool in intensive care

Much has been said about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors and nurses treating corona patients but for those doctors and nurses performing their duties in the right protective clothing, working conditions can become rather warm. With this in mind, a number of hospitals are being provided with cooling vests developed at IDE.

01 April 2020

Coming Soon! ‘Product Design: The Delft Design Approach’

Maybe you know teenagers with some time on their hands right now? ‘Product Design: The Delft Design Approach’ might be just the thing to keep them occupied. Next Tuesday April 7, this mini MOOC aimed at secondary school students aged 12-15 years will be launched in Dutch, as well as the original English version. Spread the word!

01 April 2020

IDE in the media – week 14

01 April 2020

New book Erik Tempelman out now: NSFD

After five years of writing, Erik Tempelman’s new book is out: ‘NSFD: engineering essays on structures & materials’. Written for students, teachers, and design professionals, this book covers key engineering topics, such as statics, strength, and stiffness. But it also looks closely at lightweight design, smart materials, future materials and quite a lot more.

01 April 2020

Out of the Blue #14: (Not) Safe for Designers?

Material science is often a black box for designers. But in Delft Design, knowledge on material properties is essential. Erik Tempelman has literally written the book on it: “(Not) Safe for Designers”. He talks with Ianus Keller about the surprising journeys of material properties, how the Pixar character Anton Ego inspires him and explores the meaning of the Dutch word ‘stevig’. ________ In the IDE Podcast Series ‘Out of the Blue’, Teacher of Practice Ianus Keller and PhD candidate Frithjof Wegener talk with our designers, researchers, students and teachers about their stories. Thankfully, we’re allowed to listen in.

30 March 2020

Delft Design Guide 2.0 hits international book shelves

The completely revised and extended ‘Delft Design Guide’ is now on sale internationally. This design reference manual has been created for everyone that is - or aspires to be - a designer. Written and edited by Annemiek van Boeijen, Jaap Daalhuizen and Jelle Zijlstra, with contributions from more than 70 design researchers and practitioners, it has been created to help you to understand how a designer thinks, what a designer does and how this is done, the Delft way.

26 March 2020

Forced to work at home

Due to the current Corona crisis, we have all been forced to work from home. But how do you maintain a work-life balance, or a good working posture when encountering bad ergonomics? After all, most of us did not design our home as a more permanent work-space. We asked our own Professor of Environmental Ergonomics, Peter Vink, to provide us all with some handy tips.

26 March 2020

How a re-fitted snorkel mask can save lives: Air-Wave Protector

A consortium of anaesthesiologists, universities and companies have worked together at speed to develop a safe medical mask for potential use in the corona crisis. The design connects a popular snorkel mask with an industrial filter unit which will make use of a unique 3D printed connector.

26 March 2020

Corona Coping Tool

Faced by the corona pandemic, society had been prescribed a pill named social distancing. In practical terms this means that most of must stay at home. This presents a variety of challenges. Those of us who live alone run the risk of loneliness; while those of us surrounded by family and friends are confronted by noise and a lack of (head) space. But it’s not only our physical situation which has a bearing on how we might react to social distancing, our underlying personality traits can also influence how we might fair over the coming weeks and months.

25 March 2020

TU Delft students develop ventilators for corona crisis

Last week saw the launch of OperationAIR. This initiative, set up by a group of master’s students aims to develop a simple and relatively inexpensive ventilator to address possible shortages in hospitals caused by the corona crisis.

25 March 2020

Nine new tenure track positions at Industrial Design Engineering TU Delft

‘Matching evolution of people and revolution of technology.’ This is the mission of our Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) at TU Delft. Delft designers act as a bridge between advances in technology and the needs of people, organisations and society. We research and create products, services and systems with purpose.

25 March 2020

Conny Bakker named Honorary Member of BNO

Professor of Design Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy Conny Bakker has been named Honorary Member of the Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) for her remarkable contributions to the design profession.

25 March 2020

Giving all children space to play

Several hundred children in the Netherlands are lying in hospital beds, undergoing cancer treatment; around the world, that number is in the millions. Treatment can last for months and, even when a child’s treatment comes to an end, there are the follow up visits, which go on for a further three years on average. Children undergoing cancer treatment lose out on a lot, from attending school to playing sports. Boudewijn Boon, who just completed his PhD at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, developed a framework in his thesis to help these children with something else they miss out on: play.

18 March 2020

The greatest designs of modern times

What constitutes great design? Fortune magazine recently published the findings of IIT Institute of Design research project, 100 Great Designs of Modern Times. This concludes a near yearlong effort to update Jay Doblin’s original study - 100 Best Products of Modern Times, first published in 1959. IDE’s dean Ena Voûte, participated in the research and three of her great design choices are featured in the final presentation: Lego Building Blocks, Post-Its and Philip’sHue Lighting System.

17 March 2020

Designing to solve large-scale problems? Learn from Leonardo da Vinci

It sounds so good - industrial design engineering for a better world. However, these designs need to address a complex reality. Doctoral candidate Wouter Kersten has been investigating a method that would map this complexity even before the start of the design process.

12 March 2020

IDE in the media – week 9