Ianus Keller is a Teacher of Design and Inspiration. On February 2015 he returned to the StudioLab after a 10 year official hiatus. Between 1989 and 1994 Ianus studied Industrial Design Engineering at the faculty, worked at several design companies and in 1999 returned as a young father and PhD student. During this time he helped found the StudioLab. In November 2005 Ianus received a Cum Laude PhD on a research through design for his design and thesis called For Inspiration Only: Designer Interaction with Informal Collections of Visual Material.

The IDE Academy team and friends in front of faculty
The years after this I ran my own design consultancy For Inspiration Only (which is still active), while teaching at many different institutions. Starting in 2009, I infrequently returned to the faculty to teach different classes.

After being nominated and selected as Most Inspiring Teacher for the DfI Master and nominated for Best Teacher of the TU Delft in 2014, I really wanted to come back to my Alma Mater.

I work 4 days at the TU Delft (mon, tue, wed, thu) in education coordinating the IDE Academy for all master students and coaching in courses such as Design Theory & Methodology and Interactive Technology Design etc. Since February 2020 I’ve been setting up the course Understanding Design, which will be the first theoretical course encountered by 1st year Bachelor students in the new Bachelor.

Want more? You can read an archive of my monthly column in  De Ingenieur (in Dutch), and  occasionally see me talk (in Dutch) about Apple related stuff at One More Thing or Twitter related stuff over at NOS Journaal. Prefer to go back in time? Check out my old 2005 Labmark.

In my spare time you can find me with my family on our farm in Sleeuwijk (near Gorinchem) and acting in plays.