• idStudiolab

    idStudiolab

    idStudioLab is a design research community. Our work is experience-centered and design-driven. Experience-centered: we regard design as primarily aimed at improving the user experience as a whole, and technology and research as valuable means to that end. Design-driven: our research and education is aimed at developing knowledge and skills that help designers pursue these aims in design. Key elements are understanding people (users, designers, and others) and creative design skills (idea generation, prototyping) in various domains and on various levels.

  • How

    How

    Our work is inherently multi-disciplinary and this is reflected by the background of the people who work here, the fields of theory which we apply and develop, as well as the connections we have with different areas of industry. The research and teaching are focused around User Experience in the research portfolio of the faculty, and closely tied to the MSc and BSc education (especially the MSc program Design for Interaction). It covers a wide range of aspects of human-product interaction and design methods, such as design for (each of) the senses, design and emotion, designing for specific contexts, cultures, or user groups. IDStudioLab hosts research from different groups at the department of Industrial Design, and aims to promote cross-pollenation between projects, between research and education, between making and thinking, between theory and design.

  • Who

    Who

    idStudioLab has about 40 active members from staff, students, and guests at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. This include professors, lecturers, research staff, PhD and MSc students. Most of them have their primary workplace in the studio spaces, some work in diverse locations around the faculty (and beyond). You can find an overview of current members on the people page.

C&T 2017 – Technologies for Common Good

Ingrid Mulder has been assigned Program Chair of the 8th International Conference on Communities & Technologies, to be held in Troyes, France, from 26‐30 June 2017. The biennial conference is the premier international forum for [...]

Participatory City Making in Rotterdam

The urban planner is no longer the single city ‘maker'. Different designers, academics, policy makers and citizens give shape to the city. The project Participatory City Making connects current top-down plans with bottom-up initiatives, it [...]

Exhibition organized by Just Things Foundation

An Internet of Things We Can Be Proud of! When your products communicate with each other based on your personal data, they are part of a giant network of connected 'things': the Internet of Things [...]

Bob Groeneveld

LabTalk – November 30, 2016 – Anna Vallgårda

Temporal Form in Interaction Design Interaction design is distinguished from most other design disciplines through its temporal form. Temporal form is the computational structure that enables [...]

LabTalk – November 23, 2016 – Holly Robbins

Traces as an Approach to Design for Focal Things and Practices This talk presents a novel way of using traces---not as indicators of skillfulness, aging, or [...]

Labtalk 16 November 2016: John Flach & Fred Voorhorst – What Matters

John Flach and Fred Voorhorst explore some of the themes from their new book: What Matters? They will explore some common themes across control theory/ cybernetics, [...]

Participatory City Making in Rotterdam

The urban planner is no longer the single city ‘maker'. Different designers, academics, policy makers and citizens give shape to the city. The project Participatory City Making connects current top-down plans with bottom-up initiatives, it [...]

Embassy of Youth – Graduation Project Lisa van de Merwe

‘Embassy of Youth’ was a collaboration with Delft Institute of Positive Design (DIOPD) and Oxfam UK. The project took a positive design approach to see how it could contribute to the community well-being of a [...]

StudioDream

One of our two big office spaces is called StudioDream (room B-2-220). Here a 20+ of IDStudiolab members work close together, each on his/her own project but collaboration is intentionally [...]

StudioMingle

One of our office spaces is called StudioMingle (room B-2-140). In this room about 20 IDStudiolab members work together, each on his own project but collaboration is intentionally unavoidable. The [...]

StudioTell

StudioTell is a representative room for running experiments.It has some whiteboard space but no screen or other media facilities. It can fit 20 people and is often booked for organising [...]

StudioShow

StudioShow is our presentation room. This is where we stage the LabTalks and other presentations that require a screen. It is a room that can house 20 people. The available [...]

StudioHallway

The hallway on the second floor (B-wing) of our Industrial Design Engineering faculty leads to the entrance door of the IDStudiolab. It has one green wall and a row of [...]

StudioTalk

StudioTalk is for data analysis and quick meetings. The room is fitted with steel whiteboard foil from the ceiling to the floor to allow for a large space to hang [...]