Project outcomes

Your final design project – “Is it your masterpiece project or a great building block in your life-career-journey?”

    Written by Marie Van den Bergh, researcher at Delft University of Technology A TU Delft project: Co-creating the graduation journey “How would you define your final design project as a Master student? Is it your masterpiece project or a great building block in your life-career-journey?” I graduated not that long ago, but during my journey, I would have answered the first. Now that I am finished, I say there will never be just one masterpiece in my life since there will always appear a new challenge where one wants to master in. It is about giving… Read More »Your final design project – “Is it your masterpiece project or a great building block in your life-career-journey?”

    The university as a flock of birds? — learning our way forward together to promote wellbeing

      Written by Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Associate Professor Design for Social Innovation at Delft University of Technology “The world is changing so fast that no one can be an expert in anything” (John Seely Brown) In 2017, John Seely Brown — former chief scientist and director of the Xerox PARC centre presented a fascinating keynote lecture at the Ingenuity conference about how ‘we live in amazing times’, times that are characterised by exponential change. He explains how ‘the world is changing so fast that no one can be an expert in anything’, and ‘every one of us… Read More »The university as a flock of birds? — learning our way forward together to promote wellbeing

      Learning is joy — wellbeing challenges in pandemic higher education

      Written by Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Associate Professor Design for Social Innovation at Delft University of Technology Sometimes you only realise how important something is when you lose it. As university teachers, the COVID19 outbreak acutely made us aware that we lost something when we had to suddenly shift to 100% online teaching. This change clearly had an enourmous impact on education and on student wellbeing. But what is it exactly that we lost? And how does that insight help us shape our ‘pandemic higher education’? When we first became aware of the impact of… Read More »Learning is joy — wellbeing challenges in pandemic higher education

      “100 days”​ – Graduating During Covid-19: Part 2

        A Study of TU Delft’s Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) Graduate Student Motivations Written by Rebecca Price, Assistant Professor of Transition Design at Delft University of Technology Master of Science Graduations and Bachelor End Projects are projects that our design students complete individually over 20 weeks. With Covid-19 and a shift to online learning as part of the response to the global pandemic, these individual projects now isolate our students from peers, companies contacts and supervision teams. The ‘Covid-Diploma’ graduation completed in a student’s bedroom-turned-study can feel like a lonely journey. This is something we… Read More »“100 days”​ – Graduating During Covid-19: Part 2

        “100 days”​ – Graduating During Covid-19: Part 1

          A Study of TU Delft’s Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) Graduate Student Motivations Written by Rebecca Price, Assistant Professor of Transition Design at Delft University of Technology Covid-19 and social distancing measures are creating unique challenges for students completing their graduations (capstone projects for our US friends). Graduations are projects lasting 100 days where students typically work with a company to develop a design outcome to a defined problem. The graduation symbolises the pinnacle of their Master of Science degree and develops a sort-of ‘pecking order’ of talented students based on their final grade… Read More »“100 days”​ – Graduating During Covid-19: Part 1