• idStudiolab

    idStudiolab

    idStudioLab is a design research community. Our work is experience-centered and design-driven. Experience-centered: we regard design as primarily aimed at improving the user experience as a whole, and technology and research as valuable means to that end. Design-driven: our research and education is aimed at developing knowledge and skills that help designers pursue these aims in design. Key elements are understanding people (users, designers, and others) and creative design skills (idea generation, prototyping) in various domains and on various levels.

  • How

    How

    Our work is inherently multi-disciplinary and this is reflected by the background of the people who work here, the fields of theory which we apply and develop, as well as the connections we have with different areas of industry. The research and teaching are focused around User Experience in the research portfolio of the faculty, and closely tied to the MSc and BSc education (especially the MSc program Design for Interaction). It covers a wide range of aspects of human-product interaction and design methods, such as design for (each of) the senses, design and emotion, designing for specific contexts, cultures, or user groups. IDStudioLab hosts research from different groups at the department of Industrial Design, and aims to promote cross-pollenation between projects, between research and education, between making and thinking, between theory and design.

  • Who

    Who

    idStudioLab has about 40 active members from staff, students, and guests at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. This include professors, lecturers, research staff, PhD and MSc students. Most of them have their primary workplace in the studio spaces, some work in diverse locations around the faculty (and beyond). You can find an overview of current members on the people page.

Embassy of Youth – Graduation Project Lisa van de Merwe

‘Embassy of Youth’ was a collaboration with Delft Institute of Positive Design (DIOPD) and Oxfam UK. The project took a positive design approach to see how it could contribute to the community well-being of a [...]

Studiolab at Design and the City conference, Amsterdam

Péter Kun hosted a short workshop together with Ingrid Mulder and Tomasz Jaskiewicz at the Design and the City conference in Amsterdam. The workshop participants presented best practices and interdisciplinary strategies to prototype citizen engagement [...]

On-line Masterclass Context Mapping

An on-line masterclass on context mapping will be released on the 30th of May!! Professor Pieter-Jan Stappers will teach -in collaboration with experts like Froukje Sleeswijk-Visser, Sanne Kistemaker, Chen Hao & Annemiek van Boejien - the ins and outs [...]

PhD candidate Mafalda Casais

An interview with Mafalda Casais about her PhD project at the Faculty of Industrial Design.

LabTalk – 13 April 2016 – Ruben Post

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 [...]

LabTalk – 16 March 2016 – Patrizia D’Olivo

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 [...]

Guest Talk – Jacky Bourgeois

"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 [...]

DUO, Daily Digital Communication Through Instinctive Action Tendencies of Emotions

Lexi Lin designed for our daily communication which consists of two main parts, verbal communication that mainly in charge of information and nonverbal communication that mainly in charge of emotion. However, currently our main mean [...]

Beatlash – Bringing the social to electro

In his graduation thesis Sascha Naji examined how developments in processing power of mobile devices, new conncetivity possibilities and wearable sensor technology make it possible to let people actively create digital music wherever they go. [...]

StudioDream

One of our two big office spaces is called StudioDream (room B-2-220). Here a 20+ of IDStudiolab members work close together, each on his/her own project but collaboration is intentionally [...]

StudioMingle

One of our office spaces is called StudioMingle (room B-2-140). In this room about 20 IDStudiolab members work together, each on his own project but collaboration is intentionally unavoidable. The [...]

StudioTell

StudioTell is a representative room for running experiments.It has some whiteboard space but no screen or other media facilities. It can fit 20 people and is often booked for organising [...]

StudioShow

StudioShow is our presentation room. This is where we stage the LabTalks and other presentations that require a screen. It is a room that can house 20 people. The available [...]

StudioHallway

The hallway on the second floor (B-wing) of our Industrial Design Engineering faculty leads to the entrance door of the IDStudiolab. It has one green wall and a row of [...]

StudioTalk

StudioTalk is for data analysis and quick meetings. The room is fitted with steel whiteboard foil from the ceiling to the floor to allow for a large space to hang [...]