Imagine a transport system that offers the best possible travel experience.
A system that is accessible, seamless and considers its users. A system that takes care of the environment. Whether on our daily commute or jetting around the world, we have high expectations. We want travel to be fast, punctual and comfortable. Yet urbanisation and population growth, combined with increasing rates of private ownership, are placing immense pressure on existing transportation systems. The outcome is all too familiar: longer commutes, congestion, pollution and discomfort.
Mobility researchers at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) envision a future in which seamless travel is the norm and work to make this a reality. We connect stakeholders and explore new technologies and modalities. We embrace the inherent complexity present within these systems and develop practical solutions.
As the mobility sector faces unprecedented and disruptive circumstances, a better understanding of people in transit is vital. With the anchor of human values, our aim as design researchers is to give a meaningful experience, unlocking new opportunities in future travel across all modes of transport.Euiyoung Kim, Assistant Professor of System Design in Mobility
Designing behaviour for mobile robotsWhat would do you do if a you see a small delivery robot rapidly approaching on the sidewalk? Do you get out of the way, like you would if you see someone running in a hurry? And perhaps more interesting: should a robot get out of the way when it sees you running in a hurry?
Implications of COVID-19 and Inclusive Airport User ExperienceThis mobility project focuses on investigating the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the user experience at airports. The aim is to capture airport users and aspects relating to their experience to establish a holistic understanding thereof for all stakeholders, from systems to operations and services.
MediatorThe ongoing transition to autonomous driving has huge safety potential, but also brings new risks. Think about driving mode confusion, overreliance on the system, reduced situational awareness and dangerous situations due to misuse. The driving task for the user changes to a more supervisory role, reducing the task load and potentially leading to degraded human performance. Similarly, the automated system may not (yet) function in all situations.
User-centered Mobility ServicesWhat if instead of owning your own means of mobility, you have a subscription to a wide variety of transportation options. From trains and shared electric cars to taxis and electric (cargo-)bicycles. Smart technology now enables us to approach ‘mobility’ as a service, instead of a product. Mobility as a Service, or MaaS, is being implemented in a variety of forms throughout European cities and promises to reduce congestion and pollution in major cities. But how can we make this product-service system work for people? What do travelers actually want?
Accelerating InnovationCreating the world’s most sustainable, high-quality airports. That is the ambition of Royal Schiphol Group (RSG). Researchers from Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) work together with RSG in the ‘Accelerating Innovation’ programme, to explore processes, technologies, applications and travel modalities that help create seamless travel experiences in a sustainable, resilient and multimodal transport hub.
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New tool shows accessibility of public areas for different population groupsWhat is a restaurant without its dining guests? What is a park without people walking their dog or kids playing? We are social beings and socializing is essential for our wellbeing. But how do we assess whether people from all walks of life are able to meet at these public places? This question motivated Vasileios Milias, PhD Candidate at TU Delft’s Industrial Design Engineering faculty to design a mapping tool which measures the concept of ‘co-accessibility’.
The unique train toilet challengeThe toilet touches all our lives, but we don’t want to touch the toilet. In other words, we try to keep a distance from toilets, particularly those in public. However, these toilets are what makes it possible for us to leave our homes and travel. More specifically, anyone travelling by train is used to having free access to train toilets, certainly on long journeys. But, as they are perceived as being dirty, they are greatly underused. A dilemma for railway companies and a challenge for sanitary designer and PhD graduate Marian Loth.
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Ir. Bluemink, R.G.H.Lecturer
Section Management and Organisation. Expertise: Innovation Management, Design Strategy, Design Engineering, Project Risk Management, Lean Project Planning
Dr. dipl. -Des. Boess, S.U.Assistant Professor
Design for Interaction. Expertise: Design thinking and doing tools, Meaning in everyday system use, Health (ageing), mobility and ict in urban environments
Dr. ir. Bos-de Vos, M.Assistant Professor
Design, Organisation and Strategy. Expertise: Business model design, Digital innovation, Value co-creation, Value capture, Professional identity, Project management
Dr. ir. Bourgeois, J.Assistant Professor (UD)
Internet of Things. Expertise: Personal Internet of Things Data, Participatory analysis and design, Supportive and user-centered systems, Sustainability and renewable energy
Prof. dr. ir. Bozzon, A.Chair of SDE and Professor of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Expertise: Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Crowd Computing, User Modelling, Information Retrieval, Database Technology, Web Data Management, Data Science
MSc. ir. Dangal, S.PhD candidate, Design Engineering, Circular Product Design. Expertise: Circular Product Design, Design for Repair, Aviation, Seat Design, Comfort
MSc. De Lille, C.S.H.Assistant Professor
Product Innovation Management. Expertise: Designing user-centered organisations, Aviation Design, Service Design, Servitization, Contextmapping, Product Innovation in Small-to-Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), Methods for user involvement
Prof. dr. ir. Desmet, P.M.A.Professor of Design for Experience. Expertise: Design for emotion, Design for subjective well-being, Measuring user experience, Conceptual design, Positive design
Dr. Egmond, R. vanAssociate Professor. Expertise: Product sound design & perception, Cognitive ergonomics, Research Methodology, Data analysis & visualisation
Em. Prof. dr. ir. Geraedts, J.M.P.Professor of New Mechatronic Design. Expertise: Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, Human-Robot interaction, Fine Arts
Dr. Ghodrat, S.Assistant professor, Design Engineering. Expertise:Shape Morphing Objects with Shape Memory Materials, Mechanics of Materials Testing and Characterization Techniques, Additive Manufacturing
Grondelle, E.D. vanLecturer. Expertise: Automotive Design (Styling), Strategy Design, Design processes, Design methods, Future human mobility.
Dr. Huysmans, T.Assistant professor
Applied Ergonomics and Design. Expertise: 3D anthropometry, Physical ergonomics, Biomedical image processing, Biomedical geometry processing
Prof. dr. ir. Jansen, K.M.B.Professor of Emerging Materials. Expertise: Wearables, Smart materials, Emerging materials, Interactive materials, Integration of emerging materials in design
Dr. ir. Jaskiewicz, T.J.Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Industrial Design. Expertise: Design methodology, Highly iterative design processes, Design Tornado model, Interactive Prototyping, Smart buildings, Smart cities
MSc. Jellema, A.H.Lecturer/researcher
Industrial Design. Expertise: Ergonomics, Human factors, 3D scanning, Anthropometrics, 3D body scanning, Virtual fit mapping, Digital Human Modeling (DHM)
Dr. ir. Keller, A.I.Teacher. Expertise: Presentation & Communication, Collaboration & Interaction, Creativity, People & Users, Education
Dr. Kim, E.Y.Assistant Professor, Product Innovation Management, Marketing and Consumer Behaviour. Expertise: Future Mobility, User-Centered Design Roadmapping, Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking, New Product Development, Management of Technology, Design for Cybersecurity (DfC)
Prof. dr. ir. Kleinsmann, M.S.Professor in Design for Digital Transformation.
Expertise: Digital Transformation, Strategic Design, Design Methodology, Co-creation, Healthcare, Smart Technologies
Ir. Klitsie, J.B.PhD candidate
Design Engineering. Expertise: Innovation Management, Service Innovation, Organisational design, Valley of Death, Innovation by design, Action research
Prof. dr. Kortuem, G.Professor of Internet of Things. Expertise: Internet of Things, Intelligent Systems, Data-Centric Design, Smart Cities
Kruithof, A.R.PhD student. Expertise: Ergonomics and human factors, 3d modelling and interaction design.
MA. Li, M.PhD candidate
Human Information Communication Design. Expertise: User Investigation, Human-machine interaction design, Usability evaluation
MSc. Loth, M.PhD candidate
Applied Ergonomics and Design. Expertise: Sanitation, Hygiene, Toilets, Train toilets, Observational research, Mock-up testing
Middelkoop, C. van (MFA)Professor of Visual Communication Design. Expertise: Design Education, Visual Communication Design, Communication Design
Dr. ir. Molenbroek, J.F.M.Associate Professor
Applied Ergonomics. Expertise: Anthropometrics, Inclusive design, Ergonomics, Human factors, Product safety, 3D scanning, Digital Human Modeling (DHM), Usability
Prof. dr. ir. Mugge, R.Professor of Design for Sustainable Consumer Behavior. Expertise: Sustainability, Product perception, Product appearance, Product attachment, Product-service systems
Prof. dr. ir. Nes, C.N. vanProfessor of Human-Centered Design for Smart Mobility. Expertise: Human-Centered Design for Automated Driving, Human Factors in Transport.
Prof. dr. Pont, S.C.Professor
Human Information Communication Design. Expertise: Lighting Design, Ecological optics, Experimental psychology, Perceptual intelligence
Dr. Price, R.A.Assistant professor, Marketing and Consumer Behaviour. Expertise: Design strategy, Innovation, Socio-technical systems, Transitions, Mobility
Dr. Psyllidis, A.Assistant Professor of Location Intelligence, Department Sustainable Design Engineering. Expertise: Location Intelligence, Urban Analytics, Spatial Data Science, Geographic Information Retrieval, Spatial Analysis, Spatial Planning
Prof. dr. Ridder, H. deProfessor of Information Ergonomics. Expertise: Visual perception, Decision making, Research methodology, Human factors, Information ergonomics
Dr. ing. Rozendaal, M.C.Associate Professor
Human Information and Communication Design. Expertise: Interaction design, Interaction aesthetics, User experience, Product service systems, Design innovation for healthcare
Ir. Ruiter, A.C.H-Lifestyle, , M-Automotive Design, M-Mobility Systems, , T-3D Printing & Scanning, P-Culture, P-Ergonomics,
Prof. mr. dr. ir. Santema, S.C.Professor of Business to Business Marketing. Expertise: Marketing and Supply management, Customer and/or supplier integrated design, Lean in supply chain cooperation, Information exchange in cooperation, Aviation, Experiences of passengers, crew and luggage, Entrepreneurship
Prof. dr. Snelders, H.M.J.J.Professor of Organising Product and Service Development. Expertise: Healthcare, Eco-system collaboration in care industries, Design expertise for service development, Designing human relations in service settings, Service prototyping
Dr. Song, Y.Associate Professor
Industrial Design Engineering. Expertise: 3D printed electronics, 3D scanning, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Ir. Stoimenova, N.PhD candidate. Expertise: social impacts of Artificial Intelligence, emerging technologies, design theory and methods, organisational and innovation process design.
Ir. Thomassen, E.W.Lecturer
Design Engineering. Expertise: Integrated product design and engineering, Design vision, Functional analysis, Mechanics, Technical creativity in concept development, Sustainability, Communication with suppliers and clients
Dr. ir. Verma, H.Assistant Professor of Human-AI Collaboration. Expertise: Human-Centered AI, Empathy-Centric Design
Prof. dr. Vink, P.Professor of Environmental Ergonomics. Expertise: Effects on comfort, Well-being, Performance, Productivity, Health, Physical and Organizational human-environment interaction
Prof. ir. Voûte, M.A.Dean of the faculty Industrial Design Engineering. Expertise: Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Teamwork, Multidisciplinary designing, Social structures
Dr. Vroon, J.H.Post-doctoral Researcher, Design Engineering, Internet of Things. Expertise: Social Interaction Dynamics, Human Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, Cognitive Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Wu, J.Associate Professor (UHD)
Advanced Manufacturing. Expertise: Geometric and physical modelling, Computational fabrication, Design optimization, Surgical simulation, Computer haptics