Industrial Design Center (IDC)
The Industrial Design Center (IDC) operates as an inherently multidisciplinary group within a large network of industrial partners. The groups' expertise lays on several aspects of the industrial design process and applies a pragmatic "research though design" methodology. This is supported by the use of creativity and iterative prototyping to engage with relevant stakeholders. Our aim is to understand, improve, and augment the field of industrial design by having an impact on education, industry, and academia.
Research at IDC focuses on three important pillars:
Design for Collaborative Change (D4CC)
Research within Design for Collaborative Change focuses on the role of design as an inquiry process to share knowledge, explore, learn and building consensus between several stakeholders. It incorporates practical design-related tools for achieving this.
Design for User Experience (D4UX)
Research within Design for User Experience focuses on the quality of interaction. It fully encompasses all, tangible and intangible, aspects of future intelligent products as perceived by users.
Design for Changing Production (D4CP)
Research within Design for Changing Production focuses on the challenges and opportunities to develop products for factories of the future. It emphasizes the materializing context of the design process (materials, processes, prototyping, connections) and the simultaneous development of the change processes to adapt production systems and scalability of production facilities.