Congresses and symposia

Exceed! '17: Design that makes you think

Exceed! '17: Design that makes you think From 7 to 22 June you are welcome to visit the Exceed! '17 exhibition at the faculty of IDE. 25 of the most outstanding, exhilarating design projects of students, PhD students and researchers from the faculty of the past two years are featured at Exceed!´17. The selected projects are all different, but have at least one thing in common: they make you think. Exceed! '17 is part of the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the faculty of IDE in 2019. The intention of the exhibition is to reflect on and discuss the role of the various (often overlapping) design fields, design research and technology, and their mutual interaction. An example of this is the graduation project of Jet Gispen. For her, a design is by definition about ethical issues. When is a design good or useful, and who determines that? However, this ethical dimension of design has not yet been properly investigated. Jet therefore designed a toolbox to make designers aware of the ethical aspects of their work. ´Run for your life´ The project of PhD student Steven Fokkinga also makes you think. He claims that designers wrongly assume that positive emotions are always desirable and negative emotions are always undesirable. But negative emotions - fear or sadness - can also give people a rich mental experience. There has always been a lot of attention for this in the arts, but until today not in the design theory, says Steven. Steven designed a device – ´Run for your life´ - which deliberately creates anxiety feelings to make runners run faster and more often. By means of visual, auditory and tactical feedback, the runner gets the impression that he is being chased by something. Whether this works and what the athletes think of it, you can find out at the exhibition. More information Exceed! took place from Wednesday 7 until Thursday 22 June 2017, in the hall of the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, at the TU Delft. View all projects Catalogue

Light in the eye of the beholder

In honour of the inauguration of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (AvL) Professor Sylvia Pont on 31 March 2017, a symposium ‘Light in the eye of the beholder’ (in English) is organised prior to her inaugural lecture ‘Het licht zien – lighting design and perceptual intelligence’ (in Dutch). Light makes us see. Perception-based lighting design optimizes what we see or how light, spaces, shapes and materials appear visually. In order to design scientifically informed perceptually intelligent light we need understanding of the optics and perception of natural light and its effects, design methods for light (not lamps), skills to implement lighting plans technologically, and creativity. Light(ing) design thus needs an interdisciplinary approach, combining design, physics, psychology, engineering, computer science and art. The three internationally acknowledged speakers of this symposium are important representatives of work in this area. They will present their work on light at TU Delft, bringing together science, technology and art in the tradition of the famous Delft masters of light Johannes Vermeer and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. Entrance is free, but registration is required. Programme 10:00 Welcome drinks and registration At faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft 10:30 Opening by Prof. Ena Voûte, dean faculty IDE 10:40 Prof. Ingrid Heynderickx 11:15 Prof. Anya Hurlbert 11:50 Siegrid Siderius 12:20 Closing by Prof. Sylvia Pont 12:30 Networking lunch and exhibition 14:30 Towards TU Delft Aula, Auditorium 15:00 Inaugural lecture by Prof. Sylvia Pont 16:00 Reception and exhibition Seeing, understanding and designing the light More information about the inaugural lecture of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Prof. Sylvia Pont Portraits of Science In 2016 Sylvia Pont was appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor for her work at the Perceptual Intelligence lab. Read the TU Delft 'Portraits of Science' interview with Sylvia Pont. Speakers Prof. Ingrid Heynderickx Dark adaptation in the real world Dark adaptation of the human visual system has been studied for many decades. Related experiments though all focused on adaptation to a completely dark environment. The effect of remaining light sources in an otherwise dark environment on dark adaptation is hardly documented, while this knowledge is essential in various application contexts. The adaptation state of the human eye determines how much contrast is needed on a high dynamic range display, or whether a light source yields disability or discomfort glare. The presentation will discuss first results and models for dark adaptation to a spatially complex light distribution in the visual field. Read more Siegrid Siderius Seeing Colours, Feeling the Light Light shapes human behaviour, through both conscious perception and unconscious sensing of the environment. Variations in illumination spectra – the colour of light – are rife in the natural and man-made worlds, and are important signals for both the visual and non-visual systems. The human visual system must register such spectral variations in order to “discount” them and thereby see stable object colours, to recognise bananas as ripe yellow in twilight or bright sunshine. The non-visual system monitors changes in light spectra to set biological rhythms and moods. In this talk, I will explore these effects of light on seeing and feeling, and discuss how new lighting technology may be harnessed to influence human behaviour and performance in different environments. Read more Prof. Anya Hurlbert The Power of Light Everyone naturally accepts that the day is light and the night is dark. With 80% of sensory stimulance being registered through the eyes this comes as no surprise. Our perception is based on the availability or the lack of light. At IDE, Industrial Design Engineering, students are taught how to shape the physical world. Teaching the possibilities of light is the starting point for creating awareness of the power of light and how the design of lighting can guide and change our perception of the world. Read more Recordings Locations The inaugural lecture of Sylvia Pont is held in the TU Delft Aula . The symposium beforewards is held in faculty of Industrial Design Engineering . Both are within 2 minutes walking distance form each other. Symposium Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering Central Hall Landbergstraat 15 Delft This content is being blocked for you because it contains cookies. Would you like to view this content? By clicking here , you will automatically allow the use of cookies. Inaugural Lecture TU Delft Aula Conference Centre Auditorium Mekelweg 5 Delft This content is being blocked for you because it contains cookies. Would you like to view this content? By clicking here , you will automatically allow the use of cookies.

Panta Rhei!

If Heraclitus of Ephesus were to time-travel to our era, it’s likely he’d be astonished – and filled with awe and pride. The Greek philosopher is famous for his concept of ever-present change: ‘panta rhei’, which literally means ‘everything flows’. He strongly believed that this was the fundamental essence of the universe. But not even a wise man like Heraclitus could’ve predicted how true this would be, 25 centuries after his death in 475 BC. In the modern world, everything flows. The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain. This is the highly dynamic – but also unruly – context in which designers work. They must tap into this flow to create designs that have a real impact. In fact, a world in motion demands a different kind of designer with a different attitude, a designer who can bridge the gap between designing meaningful interactions and scalable consequences. To shed light on the role of the designer in a constantly changing world, the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of Delft University of Technology held a forum on Friday 11 November – Panta Rhei! The event was curated by five new professors of Industrial Design Engineering: Catelijne van Middelkoop, Deborah Nas, Jeroen van Erp, Jos Oberdorf and Roland van der Vorst. These designer-professors provided five perspectives on design and design leadership. Panta Rhei! Inaugural lecture of five design-professors Rector Magnificus opens the symposium Catelijne van Middelkoop Jeroen van Erp Deborah Nas Jos Oberdorf Curators Prof. Catelijne van Middelkoop Professor of Visual Communication Design Professor Catelijne van Middelkoop is cofounder and partner of Strange Attractors Design, a studio that creates innovative and strategic solutions to influence culture and commerce. Her inaugural lecture will focus on the role of visual communication design (education) in a complex era in which visual culture, speed and volatility play a central role. She will share her vision of the importance of developing your own ‘voice’ and making extensive and critical use of the wealth of media that are at our disposal. Prof. ir. Deborah Nas Professor of Strategic design for technology-based innovation Professor Deborah Nas is one of the founders of the strategic innovation agency Sunidee. Working on complex innovation challenges for leading brands worldwide, she has learned, compared and shared innovation practices across industries. In her inaugural lecture, she will share her vision on the role of strategic design in the ever-changing world of new technologies. Prof. ir. Jeroen van Erp Professor of Concept Design In 1992, Professor Jeroen van Erp was one of the founders of Fabrique, an agency in Delft that has grown into a multifaceted international design consultancy. He established its interactive media department in 1994, focusing on developing websites for the world wide web. He’s also the chair of the Dutch Creative Council. In his inaugural lecture, he will explain why creativity, knowledge and leadership are the necessary ingredients for developing concepts that generate and accelerate innovations. Prof. ir. Jos Oberdof Professor of Product Architecture Design In addition to being a part-time professor, Jos Oberdorf is a managing partner at npk design, a product design consultancy that manages the entire product development process from strategy and ideation to engineering, prototyping and production support. In his inaugural lecture, he will share his thoughts on a dynamic approach to the design process.. Prof. dr. Roland van der Vorst Professor of Strategic Design for Brand Development Professor Roland van der Vorst is Managing Director of FreedomLab. He has always worked at the crossroads of strategic and creative thinking, both as a consultant and entrepreneur in Europe and Asia. Van der Vorst holds a PhD in brand management and has written books on Curiosity (Nieuwsgierigheid), Hope (Hoop) and innovation and positioning (The Camouflage Effect). According to the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, he is one of the 200 most influential people in the Netherlands. Recordings

Future Materials

How design shapes the materials of tomorrow Materials research constantly evolves to offer novel, superior and smarter materials than ever. Such materials will have a huge impact on product design tools and methodology, and can revolutionise product design. The faculty of Industrial Design Engineering plays a leading role in the research area of emerging materials. The research focuses on finding a new generation of smart and innovative materials, as well as appropriate and innovative application areas for such materials. The faculty was proud to host Future Materials on 17 June 2016. This symposium combined the final results of the European research project Light.Touch.Matters with the inaugural lecture of Kaspar Jansen, professor of Emerging Materials. Live demonstrators and poster exhibitions showed how to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of innovative materials, to inspire product designers, researchers and material industries all over the world. Recordings Final symposium Light.Touch.Matters 12:00 - 14:30 - Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft A unique design-driven materials innovation project creating new smart materials that combine touch sensitivity with luminosity. This one-of-a-kind project is funded by the European Commission and based on cooperation between product designers and materials scientists, joined in a consortium of 18 partners from 9 EU countries. The project started in February 2013 and has now reached the final phase, presenting its achievements in terms of developed materials, refined design concepts and its very own methodology. Recordings final symposium Light.Touch.Matters This was a live stream on Friday 17 June 2016, from 13:00 - 14:30 Inaugural lecture Prof. Kaspar Jansen 14:30 - 18:00 - Auditorium of the Aula, TU Delft Kaspar Jansen received his MSc degree at Twente University. In 1988 he started his PhD on injection molding at the TU Delft. After receiving his PhD in 1993, he worked at the university of Salerno (Italy). After two more PostDocs he started working as an associate professor at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and since 2012 at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. In October 2015 Kaspar was appointed as full professor of Emerging Materials. His research interests are: wearables, smart and interactive materials and their integration in design. Recordings inaugural lecture prof. Kaspar Jansen This was a live stream on Friday 17 June 2016, from 15:00 - 16:00 Speakers Prof. Ena Voûte Dean at the faculty of IDE, TU Delft Worked for Unilever, where she developed launching, branding and marketing strategies. She was involved in the establishment of the comparison site Independer, and worked at Philips. Ena Voûte returned to her alma mater as dean in September 2012. Prof. Kaspar Jansen Professor of Emerging Materials, TU Delft "Materials that Move" Kaspar Jansen received his MSc degree at Twente University. In 1988 he started his PhD on injection molding at the TU Delft. After receiving his PhD in 1993, he worked at the university of Salerno (Italy). After two more PostDocs he started working as an associate professor at TU Delft. In October 2015 Kaspar was appointed as full professor of Emerging Materials. Dr. Erik Tempelman Associate Professor Reliability & Durability, faculty of IDE, TU Delft After his PhD on sustainable transport and advanced materials, Erik Tempelman worked for the automotive industry and spent two years at TNO Science & Industry. He joined the faculty in 2006 and currently leads Light.Touch.Matters , and the national IOP-IPCR project Nature Inspired Design . Prof. Pim Groen Programme manager, Holst Centre and part time professor faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft "LTM: integration of flexible OLED and Piezo technology" Graduated at Leiden University and did his PhD in 1990 in the field of ceramic superconductors. Pim Groen Worked at Philips and Morgan Electroceramics, and was department head of the group Materials Performance at TNO Science and Industry. Since 2011, he works at the Holst Centre, and since 2012, he is part time full professor on the chair “SMART Materials”. Eric Biermann Design and Development Director VanBerlo "Development of design concepts and the collaboration between designers and materials scientists" Eric Biermann (1975) joined VanBerlo in 2009. In his role as Design & Development Director, Eric specialises in developing and bringing complex products to market. Prof. Roberto Verganti Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano "Science with Meaning: The Value of Design in Technology Development" Roberto Verganti is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches in the School of Management and the School of Design, and directs MaDe In Lab, the laboratory on the MAnagement of DEsign and INnovation. Video's