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Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d’Italia in aerodynamic suit
Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d’Italia in aerodynamic suit
On Sunday 28 May, Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin won the Giro d'Italia. He carried the aerodynamic suit, which was co-developed by TU Delft. Dr Jouke Verlinden from the faculty of IDE has also contributed to this. He printed the 3D mannequin of Tom Dumoulin, This way, the cyclist did not have to come frequently to the wind tunnel for measurements.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
IDE Master Classes
IDE Master Classes
In 2013, we launched the first series of IDE Master Classes. This successful first series was followed by 3 equally inspiring series. All the Master Classes in each series have been well attended and evaluated extremely positively. In total, about 250 different participants from more than 150 companies have attended the three series. The level of interest expressed by participants in new topics has given us more than enough reasons for hosting this fifth series, starting in March 2017.
Monday 27 February 2017
Vici grant for research into positive design for Professor Pieter Desmet
Vici grant for research into positive design for Professor Pieter Desmet
Why do some products have a positive and others a negative influence on our mood? How can products and spaces be designed to actively contribute to a positive mood? NWO has awarded a Vici grant worth one and a half million euros to TU Delft professor Pieter Desmet to investigate these questions. The Vici is one of the largest personal scientific grants in the Netherlands. Recipients can spend the coming five years developing their own innovative research line.
Friday 24 February 2017
Shaking hands with the Future on BRIGHT TV
Shaking hands with the Future on BRIGHT TV
Last week BRIGHT TV filmed the project Shaking hands with the Future at the Social Robotics Lab in the A-Lab in Amsterdam. The project will also be exhibited at Mind the Step at the Dutch Design Week from 17 - 25 October.
Wednesday 16 September 2015
IoT Design Manifesto
IoT Design Manifesto
As our everyday becomes increasingly connected, the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering has taken on the challenge of how to design meaningfully and responsibly in a connected world. As opposed to merely looking at products in terms of efficiency or profit, IDE designers are trained to be sensitive to how products fit into our lives and society at large. And more and more, they are in a position to bring those considerations to bear on how a product is developed. This commitment to design for our future in the vast and unknown territory of the Internet of Things has already produced a Design Manifesto featured on Wired and a series of design fictions in collaboration with well-known design studios in London and Shanghai.
Friday 19 June 2015
3D printed reconstruction of 'Saul-and-David'
3D printed reconstruction of 'Saul-and-David'
Starting this week, next to a beautifully restored Rembrandt you can also see and touch a 3D reconstruction of the painting ‘Saul and David’. IDE PhD candidate Willemijn Elkhuizen in collaboration with Boris Lenseigne (3mE) made a 3D scan of the Rembrandt, which after eight years of research turns out to be real.
Sunday 14 June 2015
Unique 3D mouthpiece Benjamin Herman
Unique 3D mouthpiece Benjamin Herman
During the Day of Wonder has saxophonist Benjamin Herman played on a mouthpiece made on the 3D multi-material printer of IDE. It was custom printed by Jouke Verlinden and Zjenja Doubrovski. Herman was so satisfied that he only played with this special mouthpiece afterwards.
Sunday 14 June 2015
Helping expat families connect with Geist
Helping expat families connect with Geist
Geist is a family of connected objects for people living outside their native country. The Geist family of objects consists of the Radio, the Clock, and the Calendar. These are everyday objects that help expat families develop and maintain a sense of connectedness and belonging. By adjusting the knob of the Radio, a family can navigate a bespoke spectrum of radio channels that ranges from their native country to the place where they currently reside or any other place a family may feel socially and culturally connected to. The Radio acts as a transponder, setting coordinates as point of reference for the other Geist objects. If a family adjusts the knob on a frequency of their hometown, for example, the Radio will transmit local radio streams, the Clock will set on a different time zone and glow in the colours of the sky back home, and the Calendar will print out the date with local headlines. The mundane performance of turning the dial to transverse the space in between 'homes' physically manifests and bridges the chasm that defines the social and cultural experience of being an expat. It is through these small, everyday performances that expats reconcile and negotiate their sense of belonging and identity.
Monday 25 May 2015
Magic Table for people with dementia
Magic Table for people with dementia
The Wendhorst nursing home in Heerde is the first care home to place an Active Cues Magic Table. Researcher Hester Anderiesen explains the concept in the TvV (Journal for Professional Carers): ‘There's nothing better than hearing people with dementia suddenly burst out laughing.’
Thursday 14 May 2015

Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d’Italia in aerodynamic suit
Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d’Italia in aerodynamic suit
On Sunday 28 May, Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin won the Giro d'Italia. He carried the aerodynamic suit, which was co-developed by TU Delft. Dr Jouke Verlinden from the faculty of IDE has also contributed to this. He printed the 3D mannequin of Tom Dumoulin, This way, the cyclist did not have to come frequently to the wind tunnel for measurements.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
IDE Master Classes
IDE Master Classes
In 2013, we launched the first series of IDE Master Classes. This successful first series was followed by 3 equally inspiring series. All the Master Classes in each series have been well attended and evaluated extremely positively. In total, about 250 different participants from more than 150 companies have attended the three series. The level of interest expressed by participants in new topics has given us more than enough reasons for hosting this fifth series, starting in March 2017.
Monday 27 February 2017
Vici grant for research into positive design for Professor Pieter Desmet
Vici grant for research into positive design for Professor Pieter Desmet
Why do some products have a positive and others a negative influence on our mood? How can products and spaces be designed to actively contribute to a positive mood? NWO has awarded a Vici grant worth one and a half million euros to TU Delft professor Pieter Desmet to investigate these questions. The Vici is one of the largest personal scientific grants in the Netherlands. Recipients can spend the coming five years developing their own innovative research line.
Friday 24 February 2017
Shaking hands with the Future on BRIGHT TV
Shaking hands with the Future on BRIGHT TV
Last week BRIGHT TV filmed the project Shaking hands with the Future at the Social Robotics Lab in the A-Lab in Amsterdam. The project will also be exhibited at Mind the Step at the Dutch Design Week from 17 - 25 October.
Wednesday 16 September 2015
IoT Design Manifesto
IoT Design Manifesto
As our everyday becomes increasingly connected, the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering has taken on the challenge of how to design meaningfully and responsibly in a connected world. As opposed to merely looking at products in terms of efficiency or profit, IDE designers are trained to be sensitive to how products fit into our lives and society at large. And more and more, they are in a position to bring those considerations to bear on how a product is developed. This commitment to design for our future in the vast and unknown territory of the Internet of Things has already produced a Design Manifesto featured on Wired and a series of design fictions in collaboration with well-known design studios in London and Shanghai.
Friday 19 June 2015
3D printed reconstruction of 'Saul-and-David'
3D printed reconstruction of 'Saul-and-David'
Starting this week, next to a beautifully restored Rembrandt you can also see and touch a 3D reconstruction of the painting ‘Saul and David’. IDE PhD candidate Willemijn Elkhuizen in collaboration with Boris Lenseigne (3mE) made a 3D scan of the Rembrandt, which after eight years of research turns out to be real.
Sunday 14 June 2015
Unique 3D mouthpiece Benjamin Herman
Unique 3D mouthpiece Benjamin Herman
During the Day of Wonder has saxophonist Benjamin Herman played on a mouthpiece made on the 3D multi-material printer of IDE. It was custom printed by Jouke Verlinden and Zjenja Doubrovski. Herman was so satisfied that he only played with this special mouthpiece afterwards.
Sunday 14 June 2015
Helping expat families connect with Geist
Helping expat families connect with Geist
Geist is a family of connected objects for people living outside their native country. The Geist family of objects consists of the Radio, the Clock, and the Calendar. These are everyday objects that help expat families develop and maintain a sense of connectedness and belonging. By adjusting the knob of the Radio, a family can navigate a bespoke spectrum of radio channels that ranges from their native country to the place where they currently reside or any other place a family may feel socially and culturally connected to. The Radio acts as a transponder, setting coordinates as point of reference for the other Geist objects. If a family adjusts the knob on a frequency of their hometown, for example, the Radio will transmit local radio streams, the Clock will set on a different time zone and glow in the colours of the sky back home, and the Calendar will print out the date with local headlines. The mundane performance of turning the dial to transverse the space in between 'homes' physically manifests and bridges the chasm that defines the social and cultural experience of being an expat. It is through these small, everyday performances that expats reconcile and negotiate their sense of belonging and identity.
Monday 25 May 2015
Magic Table for people with dementia
Magic Table for people with dementia
The Wendhorst nursing home in Heerde is the first care home to place an Active Cues Magic Table. Researcher Hester Anderiesen explains the concept in the TvV (Journal for Professional Carers): ‘There's nothing better than hearing people with dementia suddenly burst out laughing.’
Thursday 14 May 2015