Delft Univ of Technology

Short Description

Delft University of Technology (TUD) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical university in the Netherlands. Industrial Design Engineering annually spends about 50 fte on the development and execution of the education. The input from the academic staff in research activities is also about 50 fte. With about 1800 students, the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering is one of the greatest of TUD. All teaching and research activities focus on design by a multidisciplinary approach integrating ergonomics, marketing, organisation and aesthetics with engineering, industrial production and sustainability. Most students graduate by designing products for industry. Of these 15 % do medical projects, all of which involve background field work.

Theoretic underpinning of user understanding and user-system interaction understanding, in particular about visual and cognitive work. Ongoing investigations about behaviour of designers in a team and about collaboration within the design team, including end users.
Extensive network of local medical partners, who are generally willing to collaborate as external partners in EU networks – the hospital is the most used experimental lab – we investigate in the field, in real context and with real users. Besides this, theoretical preparations can also be done in TU Delft Perceptual Intelligence Lab and usability labs (observation and analysis facilities).

People Involved

Scientist in Charge: Wolf SONG
Early Stage Researcher #13: Anet ASELMAA
Early Stage Researcher #14: Anjana RAMKUMAR

Contact Details

Technische Universiteit Delft
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
Department of Design Engineering
Landbergstraat 15
Phone: (+31) 15 278 5196