The Collaborative Design Lab (CDL) at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft is a cutting- edge facility that offers a collaborative environment for concurrent and integrated system design activities.
The lab is a “design methods and processes playground”, where groups of students, researchers and other professionals can work together in a highly interactive, dynamic and fast-paced environment. The CDL’s advanced design tools and facilities enable near- instantaneous feedback on the consequences of decisions at the mission and system level. This allows teams to quickly iterate on their designs and make informed decisions based on real- time data, which increases traceability and transparency of design decisions.
Overall, the CDL is an essential tool for those looking to improve their design processes, increase efficiency and enhance the skills required for successful teamwork and cooperation in complex projects.
Interested? If you or your group would like to make use of this creative environment, feel free to book the CDL:
The CDL provided a place for collaboration and enabled a concurrent and collaborative design process making communication easy from every member to every member.Space Sweeper Team
The possibility of including collaborative design approaches in the CDL lab was highly eff ective in maximizing the contributions and ideas from all team members, resulting in a more comprehensive and refi ned project. Additionally, the use of CDP4 allowed for a more efficient and streamlined workflow, with the ability to quickly analyse and interpret various design options.Lasse Bruun, M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering student.
Equipment and Tools
- Online collaborative whiteboard platforms offer a range of collaboration tools, making it easy for teams to align and innovate in real-time. The CDL's large interactive whiteboard, integrated with these platforms, enhances remote collaboration, visualization, planning and teamwork.
- The CDL provides conferencing capabilities through the use of Microsoft Teams Meetings. The system includes multiple cameras, screens and advanced directional microphones to enhance the audio quality of the meetings.
- The visualization setup includes multiple connected and interactive screens, as well as advanced computing setups, allowing multiple users to interact and collaborate in real- time on data analysis, research and project planning.
- The CDL has space for groups up to 25 people in total. The table configuration can be adjusted freely by the teams to best suit their needs.
Tutorials and Training
Workshops on the Scrum framework for Agile project management, that teaches participants to plan, manage and monitor projects using Scrum's flexible and iterative approach.
Workshops on concurrent design techniques and systems engineering. These workshops cover the use of advanced methods and tools for concurrent and integrated design, such as integrated design models and concurrent design software.
Workshops on using the COMET concurrent design software. These workshops cover the use of the software to facilitate concurrent and integrated design activities.
The CDL also hosts and supports teams from several TU Delft master and bachelor courses such as the Collaborative Space System Design Project, Microsat Engineering, the Design Synthesis Exercise, and the Engineering and Scientific Case Study of the Space Minor.
Collaborative Design Laboratory (Room NB 2.45)
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (B62)
Kluyverweg 1, 2629HS, Delft
Tel: +31 15 27 89804
A variety of academic and extracurricular projects carried out design and systems engineering activities at the CDL. By making use of collaborative design facilities, the teams are able to leverage their unique perspectives and skill sets, resulting in designs that are innovative and effective.