Dutch Design Week – DRIVE and Mind The Step

Oktober 21-29 is Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. At the University of Twente we are preparing our contributions to the DRIVE Design Research and Innovation Festival and to the Mind The Step 4TU exhibition at the Klokgebouw.

At DRIVE (Okt 25+26), Ingeborg Griffioen of Panton and me will talk about the Mind – Designing for dementia project at the Create Health track. Also, in a session on nature inspired design, I will join Karin Tanja-Dijkstra, Thomas van Rompay and Dana Weideman in presenting highlights  of our work on this topic. You can still join the DRIVE festival!

At the Mind The Step exhibition, three student groups who have worked on ‘Smart savoring’ (in the IDE master course on multi sensory design) will showcase their work. Within the theme smart savoring we have explored how technology could support the conscious enjoyment of wonderful moments. Through demonstrators Bloom-e, Felicia and Cloud Out visitors will be able to experience three different types of interaction with technology that might support savoring. Next to this, Merlijn Smits, an IDE master graduate whom I supervised will present the ‘Offlight’, an idea that was developed during her work on her master thesis at Philips Design.