Seeing the light: cubic photometer makes light in a room visible

29 March 2017

Light determines how we see the world. Take a golf ball: we can see the shine on it, make out the structure or even perceive it as a flat disk because in a certain light we cannot see any shadow. Knowledge of light and how we perceive it can help designers to make our life and work easier. Measurements made with a cubic photometer and software have now been used to make a systematic analysis of...Continue


Richard Goossens new chair of TU Delft Health Initiative

27 March 2017

As of 1 April, Professor Richard Goossens has been appointed chair of the TU Delft Health Initiative. Richard Goossens succeeds Professor Lucas van Vliet, who has held the role since the TU Delft Health Initiative was launched in 2009 and has been dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences since 2016.Continue


Lots of media attention for cooperation between TU Delft and KLM

22 March 2017

On Wednesday 15 March, TU Delft and KLM confirmed a long-term cooperation agreement under the title Design Doing at Royal Dutch Airlines. That happened at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam. The news of this unique collaboration was well picked up by the relevant media.Continue


‘Growth versus environment in Vietnam’ - Jotte the Koning at VPRO

22 March 2017

"Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The coffee beans, rice and shrimp in the Mekong go all over the world. But thus it runs up against the limits of the environment." Jotte de Koning (faculty of IDE) tells about this at the radio programma Bureau Buitenland of the VPRO.Continue


Seeing, understanding and designing the light - Inaugural lecture Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Prof. Sylvia Pont

22 March 2017

On 31 March, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor Sylvia Pont of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) will express her inaugural lecture. Under the title ´Het licht zien - lighting design and perceptual intelligence´, Sylvia will talk about a new method of lighting design. This public lecture is in Dutch.Continue


Nominations for IDE student projects Crystal Cabin Award 2017

15 March 2017

Two designs for airplane interiors of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) have been nominated for the Crystal Cabin Award in the category ‘University’. It is the most prestigious international award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation. The award ceremony takes place on 4 April during Aircraft Interiors Expo, where IDE is also represented.Continue


IDE alumnus designs new hospital gown for and with children and healthcare professionals

15 March 2017

How do you create a new design for hospital gowns that children as well as healthcare professionals are happy with? Many children do not like the hospital gowns used in the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital. They think they are ugly, uncomfortable and they don't offer enough privacy.Continue


KLM and TU Delft test and optimise new products and processes in live situation

15 March 2017

KLM and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) today signed a cooperation agreement entitled Design Doing at Royal Dutch Airlines. The aim of the partnership is to develop new products and optimise existing KLM processes in a real-life operational KLM environment, in other words with real passengers at a real airport and with real aircraft. By doing so, KLM is heavily investing in the...Continue


IDE PhD candidate wins a Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship 2017

08 March 2017

PhD candidate Deborah Sumter and her mentor Prof. Ruud Balkenende of the faculty of IDE have been awarded a place on the Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship. This is a yearlong international programme on circular economy for postgraduates studying design, engineering and business.Continue


Ingrid Mulder about ‘Empowering People to Create Social Change’ on Impact Boom

08 March 2017

In the 15th episode of Impact Boom's podcast, Ingrid Mulder of the faculty of IDE shares her experience in participatory city making projects and academia, the shift in tertiary education, and the importance of empowering citizens to engage in dialogue and impact projects.Continue


U_CODE performance impresses EU reviewers (Horizon 2020)

08 March 2017

The Horizon 2020 project U_CODE (Urban Collective Design Environment) has been positively assessed by the EU reviewers during the first review meeting on 3 March at the faculty of IDE. From IDE, Katrina Heijne and Han van der Meer are participating in the project. Continue


‘Why do we fall back on old devices’ - Erik Jan Hultink in De Volkskrant

08 March 2017

“Consumers don’t like complexity. In any case, such a Nokia gives a promise of a world that was understandable. Products, especially electronics, are becoming more complicated.” This tells Prof. Erik Jan Hultink (faculty of IDE) in an interview with De Volkskrant about falling back on old devices, such as the Nokia 3310.Continue


Sicco Santema and Suzanne Hiemstra-Mastrigt at BNR News radio

08 March 2017

On Wednesday 7 March, Sicco Santema and Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt of the faculty of IDE where guests at the radio programme Eyeopeners of BNR News radio. They spoke about the PASSME project that TU Delft is coordinating at European level.Continue


IDE alumni design first electronic hypercar

08 March 2017

For Vanda Electronics, the brothers and IDE alumni Marco and Andries van Overbeeke designed the exterior and interior of the Dendrobium. This is a fully electronic super-fast car (2.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h). The car was recently presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017.Continue


Take a picture with Mika the selfie robot in the Kunsthal Rotterdam

01 March 2017

Making a selfie with a robot? That is possible on 4 and 5 March in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam (also during the Museum Night) with Mika the selfie robot. Mika was designed and built by six students from the TU Delft, including IDE student Romy Geitenbeek.Continue


The faculty of IDE and Japanese universities are working on dementia projects

01 March 2017

Prof. Richard Goossens of IDE and Shinji Sudo from the People Design Institute (also research fellow at Design United), started a two-year project in which students, as well in Japan as in Netherlands, work on the problems of people with dementia.Continue


IDE researchers create bone-inspired 3D printing infill structures

01 March 2017

Inspired by the architecture of bone, assistant professor Dr Jun Wu from the department of Design Engineering has developed numerical algorithms to generate bone-like porous structures. These structures are lightweight, stiff, and robust, and thus serve as an ideal candidate as infill in 3D printing.Continue


Egg of alumnus

01 March 2017

For Alessi, an Italian company that makes functional design objects, IDE alumnus Titus Wybenga designed a tea egg based on the old-fashioned pocket watch.Continue


Symposium ‘Light in the eye of the beholder’ in honour of Sylvia Pont

16 February 2017

In honour of the inauguration of Sylvia Pont on 31 March, the mini-symposium ‘Light in the eye of the beholder’ is organised. After the symposium Sylvia will give her inaugural lecture ‘Seeing the light - lighting design and perceptual intelligence’. Entrance for this symposium and inaugural lecture is free, but registration is mandatory.Continue

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