Discover Design is about the science behind design. Here you can read the stories of researchers at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. In both words and images, you will discover the scientific questions on which they work and the solutions they present.
Podcast: Out of the BlueIf you’re interested in how a sustainable design professor got mixed up in a global-scale lawsuit between tech giants Samsung and Apple, this is for you. Want to know why innovating is so hard, and why there is no campus radio in Delft? Join our very own Ianus Keller, Teacher of Practice at Industrial Design Engineering, and listen to the stories of our designers, researchers and teachers.
In #6, Ianus takes a deep-dive into the world of context mapping with Froukje Sleeswijk Visser. You’ll never look at the colour of your Wi-Fi-router the same again.
These shoes are made for falling…And that’s just what they do. No, it’s not a bad cover version of Nancy Sinatra’s sixties hit. It’s the conclusion of researchers at Delft’s faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) who have been investigating the suitability of shoes for the elderly. When it comes to shoes, it’s never been a case of one size fits all. Yet the researchers argue that it’s not just shoe size that matters, but the shape of footwear – especially in the over 65 age bracket. Well-fitting and correctly-shaped shoes can improve balance, stability, comfort and safety.
Sustainability is a verbBefore we buy them, our products go through several phases where value is added to them. From cars and washing machines, to laptops and smartphones. Every product starts as a collection of raw materials. These have to be extracted first, after which a series of complex refining, manufacturing and transport processes start. Resources become materials, materials become parts, parts become products.
Professors Conny Bakker and Ruth Mugge talk about sustainability in design.