Events that have a relevance to the general public

Symbolically Meaningful Products


Research in positive psychology indicates that consumption of material goods is generally a counterproductive behaviour for happiness. Nonetheless, it is possible to observe how some products seem to defy this negative idea of consumption: Symbolically meaningful products have the ability to make our intentions tangible, to remind us of our aspirations and to keep our [...]

Interaction Design Exhibition – July 1st 14:00-18:00


Come and experience 22 unique interactive product concepts at Industrial Design Engineering on Wednesday July 1st any time between 14:00 and 18:00. You can experience how traces-of-use may improve interaction with connected products, encounter interactive energy coaches to raise your awareness of energy consumption, undergo interactive experiences designed to increase the hospitality on airplanes - [...]

Interaction Design Summer School in Shanghai


This summer Aadjan van der Helm, Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Wei Liu (Tongji University) and Yanrui Qu (Beijing University of Technology) teach an intensive and exciting workshop on design and interactive technology. The design assignment is about energy coaches, devices that help people make energy efficient choices when controlling their office environment. The workshop will take participants [...]

Internet of Things Manifesto


In a joint effort by design studios The Incredible Machine (NL), Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken (NL), (BE), and FROLIC Studio (NL), and TU Delft PhD candiate Holly Robbins (NL), the IoT Design Manifesto was composed to serve as a code of conduct for everyone involved in the creation of the Internet of Concept design. The [...]

Geist presented at Thingscon 2015


Connectedness is not about connectivity. It is about putting data into physical form we can engage with. 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 mundane objects that help expats develop a sense [...]

Prof. Paul Hekkert at What Design Can Do conference


Paul Hekkert spoke at the What Design Can Do conference, which was held on the 21st and 22nd of May, in De Stadschouwburg in Amsterdam. WDCD is a very well designed conference to show and learn from national and international designers of the social impact design can have. The conference celebrated its fifth year’s anniversary, [...]

Welcome new Lab-members: Bruce, Sascha & Rienk!


Welcome to our visiting researcher Bruce Wan, and our new graduates, Sascha and Rienk at the Lab! Bruce is from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and currently works on his PhD study on "Flourishing through travel – An inquiry into tourists’ experiences and psychological well-being towards a framework for eTourism platform" under the supervision of Paul [...]

Tomasz Jaskiewicz at InDeSem 2015


International design seminar “InDeSem” takes place this week at the faculty of Architecture in Delft. The focus of this year’s edition is on new forms of digital craft, emerging in architecture and other design disciplines. As part of InDeSem, on the 1st of June Tomasz Jaskiewicz chairs a lecture and debate session with Pauline van [...]

Living with smart objects


The ThingTank project has developed a two narratives about living with smart objects to video. The first video is entitled "Uninvited Guests" and was created by Superflux Lab. The second was entitled "Teacher of Algorithms" was produced by Simone Rebaudengo