Congresses and symposia

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 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 Inaugural Lecture TU Delft Aula Conference Centre Auditorium Mekelweg 5 Delft

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 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 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 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. 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