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LabTalk – October 12, 2016 – Roy Bendor

"The future ... is too important to be left for futurologists": A new vision for interaction design for sustainability. As a contested concept sustainability can mean different things for different people. With that said, the point of departure for my current research is that if sustainability is about anything, it is about the future. In [...]

CHI 2016 workshop – Involving the Crowd in Future Museum Experience Design

At the CHI 2016 conference in San José, California, Arnold Vermeeren hosted a one day workshop Involving the Crowd in Future Museum Experience Design with Licia Calvi of NHTV Breda (schedule-link). Aim of the workshop was to explore the implications of museums connecting more and more to ecosystems including other museums, institutions, people’s homes, of [...]

Interaction Design workshop in University of Tehran Kish Campus

Aadjan van der Helm and Bahareh Barati held a 5-day workshop on the topic of Interaction Design (9th-14 Apr) in Kish Island. Forty Bachelor-level and Master-level students participated in the workshop. The workshop involved both lectures and practical sessions to familiarize students with tools and methods developed in IDE, on social design and interaction design. [...]

Schizzo Mega

We have a new prototyping board, it is the Schizzo Mega (see below for a short history on the Schizzo board development). Richard Bekking designed the board together with Martin Havranek. It is optimised for the BOCS project, a research study into people's comfort in office spaces. This means the board as depicted is especially [...]

Skala brings renewed value to a change of focus

When it comes to focusing in the modern day world, we notice that it is not so easy because distraction is everywhere. Even while writing this text, I am distracted by my phone, by flashing commercials on websites, and by the constant need to check my e-mail. These distractions are deemed as inefficient. Taking a [...]

COVE – the interactive conversation environment

Everyone can remember one or two conversations in their life that for some reason felt special and stuck with you. These rare experiences often leave you with a feeling that could best be described as enlightenment. Dutch students from the TU Delft have developed an interactive environment that facilitates this type of experience. They have [...]

Don’t connect only your device, connect with people around you.

Nowadays, it seems like the battery percentage of all our devices is draining faster and faster. Even though charging is not one of our favourite activities, most people are constantly looking for power sockets in public areas and are very eager to nd one. A team of ten students from the TU Delft came up [...]