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
: We seek candidates who can strengthen the department's research in the design for healthcare, and more specifically research into novel medical appliances. Once on board, candidates are expected to develop a research through design program that will explore physical devices and systems to enable the emerging vision of digital twins in healthcare. Candidates should possess strong making skills and should have already demonstrated the ability to contribute from a design perspective to the creation of innovative solutions in healthcare. The candidates will be expected to take part and establish structural research collaborations with clinical researchers and health providers in the region and beyond, to pursue research ambitious research goals in a multi-party and multi-disciplinary context. The candidate should have a track record in industrial design, and especially research through design, and be able to work closely with experts in the medical and engineering fields.Education
. Candidate should be able to contribute directly and have the potential to lead aspects of our bachelor and masters' programmes and coach student projects, with a focus on topics related to manufacturing techniques, prototyping, creativity and aesthetics and technology and realization.