Delft Design Labs (DDL) is an initiative of the TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE). DDL provides 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 of researchers, students, PhD candidates, and a wide variety of societal partners that share an interest in its thematic knowledge domain. The Lab is managed by a Lab Leader, who is a principle investigator at the TU Delft. Its missions and research agendas are formulated in collaboration with Lab partners.