Designing for societal improvements

Following the mission of the department of ID, the overall research objective has been defined as follows:

“Fostering sustainable society by exploring, generating and transferring knowledge and technologies for industrial design.”

By fostering sustainable society, we emphasize our desire to encourage and feed it when and where needed, and otherwise cultivate or maintain it. This fostering is done by exploring and transferring knowledge and technologies with research-driven innovation as our key tool. On the one hand, we will develop knowledge in the form of theories, models, principles, and conceptual solutions; on the other hand, we will develop technologies, such as design tools and (measurement) instruments. Finally, our efforts are directed towards the field of industrial design. This is our ‘core business’ and our main field of competence. We believe that our contribution to sustainable society can be channeled through the design and development of competitive products and services in a global market.

By fostering sustainable society, we emphasize our desire to encourage and feed it when and where needed, and otherwise cultivate or maintain it. This fostering is done by exploring and transferring knowledge and technologies with research-driven innovation as our key tool. On the one hand, we will develop knowledge in the form of theories, models, principles, and conceptual solutions; on the other hand, we will develop technologies, such as design tools and (measurement) instruments. Finally, our efforts are directed towards the field of industrial design. This is our ‘core business’ and our main field of competence. We believe that our contribution to sustainable society can be channeled through the design and development of competitive products and services in a global market.