LabTalk – November 9, 2016 – Alice Schut

2016-11-08T08:37:12+00:00

In this research project we focus on the development of three 21st century skills in primary school children through letting them work on real life design challenges. The aim of the project is to develop a toolbox that enables educational institutions to guide children during a design process in a way that stimulates the development [...]

LabTalk – October 26, 2016 – Astrid Bontenbal

2016-11-06T14:59:12+00:00

Healthy by Design Since May this year I started on the Healthy by Design project, in which we aim to develop an intervention for healthier behaviour amongst VET-students (Dutch: MBO-studenten). It is a collaboration between Haagse Hogeschool, TU Delft, Designer Frens Pries, Sportief Besteed, and GGD. So far I have been working on a contextmapping [...]

GuestTalk – October 20, 2016 – Andruid Kerne

2016-11-06T14:59:12+00:00

The Future of Human Expression: Embodied Interaction with Free-form Curation The Interface Ecology Lab conducts research to transform human expression. Our goal is use new technologies to stimulate spontaneity and creativity. Centuries ago, the technology of movable type vaulted human consciousness and expression from oral performance—improvisational— to writing, fixed by letters and words. We work [...]

C&T 2017 – Technologies for Common Good

2016-10-14T09:51:37+00:00

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 stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information [...]

LabTalk – October 12, 2016 – Roy Bendor

2016-11-06T14:59:12+00:00

"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 [...]

Participatory City Making in Rotterdam

2016-10-14T09:53:02+00:00

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 will facilitate the development of a joint urban vision, and give the new 'city makers’ the possibilities to contribute to [...]

Exhibition organized by Just Things Foundation

2016-11-06T14:59:12+00:00

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 (IoT). Those things become 'smart' devices with the advantage of offering consumers new services, more efficiency. However, we first have [...]

2ndSkin Project to Los Angeles

2016-10-14T09:53:41+00:00

At the architecture conference PLEA in Los Angeles, which this year focus is on: “Cities, Building, People: Towards Regenerative Environments”, Olivia Guerra-Santin will present the 2ndSkin Project. The project is about zero energy renovation of social multi-family housing in the Netherlands. Olivia will be presenting the results from the user research approach carried out in [...]

Social Design presentation at What Design Can Do!

2016-10-14T09:53:48+00:00

Last Friday, July 1st, Nynke Tromp spoke at the WhatDesignCanDo conference in Amsterdam on Social Design. She outlined four principles that make social design a unique discipline: 1) Recognizing the role of design in social problems, 2) Including a societal perspective besides a user one, 3) Measuring impact, and 4) Aiming for systemic change. She [...]