IDE Research Labs

Delft Design Labs (DDL) are an initiative of the TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE). DDL provide platforms for the integration of science, design, and innovation. With cross-disciplinary research and design explorations, Labs create state-of-the-art thematic knowledge with particular relevance to society. They function as creative hotspots that support and promote collaborations between researchers, students, and societal partners.

Theme-Based Knowledge Development

Delft Design Labs support a theme-based integration of knowledge development and design innovation. Themes include cardiology care, the circular economy, food and eating behaviour, play, and many more. Each Lab operates as a flexible consortium consisting of researchers, students, PhD candidates, and a wide variety of societal partners that share an interest in its thematic knowledge domain. Each Delft Design Lab is managed by a Lab Leader, who is a principle investigator at the TU Delft. The Lab’s missions and research agendas are formulated in collaboration with Lab partners.