The Department of Industrial Design (ID) is one of the nine departments of TU/e and has an internationally leading position because of its core commitment to research through design (RtD) and its strikingly original conceptual work. ID's ambition is to be recognized as one of the top departments in the world that conduct exciting research in the intersection of Design, Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, and Social Sciences and Humanities. In particular, the department aims to inspire and educate a new generation of design engineers who can contribute with their novel designs, their fluency in AI/ML algorithms and data, and their academic critical questioning, to the imminent and complex societal challenges our world is facing nowadays.
The ID education program is competence-centered, self-directed and challenged-based. ID focuses on educating students to design through five different perspectives (called Expertise Areas), through core courses and electives:
- Math, data and computing.
- User and society.
- Technology and realization.
- Business and entrepreneurship.
- Creativity and aesthetics.
Students also learn to make connections between the different perspectives within project groups called squads. In addition, the ID education curriculum encourages and empowers students to take the ownership of their personal and professional development. Supported by their academic coaches, through ID curriculum and their personal, industrial and research projects, students develop a unique competence of designing and related design approaches individually. Next to self-directed learning and competence development, the educational model of ID is challenge-based. ID students work together on challenging and authentic projects in which multiple perspectives or disciplines are incorporated to solve the challenge (for example by working within interdisciplinary groups) using an entrepreneurial mindset.
At the Industrial Design department we have two research groups: Systemic Change and Future Everyday.Job description Research:
You have a design focus on data interaction and information visualization, a keen sense of data quality and meaningful interactions with data. In Industrial Design, we look for effective and aesthetic ways of presenting large-scale, complex data to diverse audiences and to support various types of users. This could mean supporting professionals in complex tasks using high-dimensional data streams, personal health informatics using on-body sensing, analytics for contemporary learning environments, or even public information visualization for civic engagement. In addition, we focus on how data evolves and changes, and how our understanding and sense-making such data will be dynamic, adaptive and evolving over time. This means interactive qualities of the data interaction allows for agency and active roles in the interpretation of data in context. You will develop novel concepts and applications, and related design methodology and technologies to support the application of data analytics in different application domains. You are familiar with current data visualization and interaction technologies and you have the ambition and track record of contributing to the development of tools, methods and theory to guide and inspire designers in this field, connecting to design methodologies such as data-driven design and data-enabled design. Education:
You will contribute to our educational expertise in the areas of 'Math, Data & Computing', and 'Creativity & Aesthetics' through courses at bachelor's and master's level in topics related to data and information visualization, generative design, designing with data, and data analytics. Furthermore, education will involve the definition and coaching of student projects at bachelor's and master's level, and our post-graduate programs.