More and more companies are becoming aware of the importance to decrease energy use in offices, however renovation of the building is very costly. Therefore the BOCS team - Building Occupancy Certification System team - has done and is doing several pilots at companies in the Netherlands and in England [...]
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This week's lab talk is a special double feature! We will have two short talks this week. One to introduce us to the new library platform at the university (Inspomat), and the other to share with us the process, findings and observations of a recent workshop on Interaction Design at [...]
Probing Design and Democracy through the Lens of Participatory Media Can we draw on plural conceptions of democracy to critically understand design practices and products? And can we inquire into democracy by examining the social interactions made possible by design? In this talk, I trace the theme of democracy as [...]
Currently, a total hip replacement is a one-size-fits-all treatment. A tailored patient experience may to lead to more efficient use of healthcare services, competitive advantage for hospitals, and improved patient satisfaction as well as health-related outcomes. My project investigates the potential of customer profiling to tailor the hip replacement process, [...]
Living lab's user & prototyping centric methodology We warmly invite you to a conjoint lab talk where we (Natalia and Tomasz) want to give you a flavour of our research collaboration on Living Labs’ user & prototyping centric methodologies to support the design of socio-technical solutions for sustainability and wellbeing [...]
Products have the capacity to evoke in us a sense of beauty. Whether it¹s marvelling over a new car, admiring the interface of our next generation smartphone or wielding a perfectly balanced kitchen knife; we can appreciate perceiving their design. However, what exactly is it that makes a certain product aesthetically appealing? And do [...]
Designing the New Normal // Use design to foster communication and optimism in families dealing with childhood cancer Patrizia D’Olivo Hi all! In the upcoming Labtalk I will introduce the topic of my PhD project and describe the steps done so far. I will briefly introduce you to the topic [...]
"Designing an Internet of Things Solution for Energy Demand Shifting" In this talk I will present in-the-wild research studies conducted at The Open University to inform the design of Internet of Things services aimed at support emerging domestic energy practices. In particular I will discuss how technology probes and participatory [...]
Design Roadmapping: A Framework and Case Study of Planning Development of High-tech Products in Silicon Valley Studio Lab guest: Euiyoung Kim The Design Roadmapping Research Team at UC Berkeley has investigated current usage/potential implementation of Design Roadmapping in today’s high-tech consumer product companies located in Silicon Valley, US. This research [...]
Keep your shirt on! dr. Marco Rozendaal￼ In our design innovation project ‘Keep your shirt on!’ we have investigated how we can increase our body awareness using wearable technology, with a focus on its use in psychosocial care. The project team, funded by an NWO grant, is a [...]