With the new 'Perspectives' series, the UT wants to discuss a variety of current affairs. UT scientists Femke Nijboer and David Fernandez Rivas kicked off the first episode today in the DesignLab. They discussed how scientists can engage in public debate.
Three experts discussed the topic of ‘safety versus privacy’, in yesterday evening’s Lightbulb Chat at the DesignLab. They turned the event into a vivid encounter, discussing technology and humanity, big technology companies and risks. ‘You need a security expert when designing a product.’
Gamers in Twente kunnen elkaar binnenkort makkelijker vinden dankzij een nieuw project van het Esportslab op de campus. ‘Esports verbindt mensen, ook als dat fysiek lastiger gaat vanwege een lockdown.’
How do you communicate if you cannot speak and your movement is limited? To help clients with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD), DesignLab researcher Kristin Neidlinger created Orbee, wearable technology that ‘gives their bodies a voice’.
Time Magazine recently declared Sheltersuit’s founder Bas Timmers one of the ten Next Generation Leaders 2020. It reminded of the potential Sheltersuit upgrade which DesignLab was working on in 2018, the Urban Safety Kit. How did that story unfold?
Wetenschappers van de UT gaan onderzoeken of de nieuwe corona-app van het ministerie van VWS voldoet aan de gestelde eisen op het gebied van privacy, ethiek en gebruiksvriendelijkheid. Volgende week starten de eerste tests in het DesignLab.
With their platform Mentor.me, a team of three UT students was one of the 37 winners of the Pan-European Hackathon EUvsVirus, organised by the European Commission. They will use their prize money of €4000 to further develop their prototype, aiming to connect students with voluntary mentors.
Jonathan Bennink, Design Manager for LEGO and UT alumnus Industrial Design Engineering, talked about how he paved his path to get a job at LEGO and what lessons he learned on the way. The online lecture was hosted by the DesignLab and the UT Alumni Office yesterday afternoon.
Sustainable clothing was the topic of the latest event of the ‘sustainability series’, hosted by DesignLab and the student association Sustain yesterday evening. ‘While you think you buy something sustainable, you’re not actually.’
Can we detect wild boar using drones? A group of UT students is attempting to do just that. They were given this task by Province Overijssel in hopes to find an effective way for monitoring wildlife.
The Week of Inspiration started last Friday at the DesignLab, by ‘designing a Constitution for the 21st Century’. Studium Generale hosted the event, moderated by Professors Peter-Paul Verbeek and Ramses Wessel.
Het DesignLab was afgelopen weekend het decor voor de tweede editie van de Twentse NASA Space Apps Challenge, georganiseerd door Space Society Twente. De UT-studenten van ‘Beun Team Twente’ wonnen na een 24 uur durende hackathon.
‘Director? Yes, I’m a director, but what is that? It’s all about the team. I’m still just a newbie,’ says Sabine Wildevuur, the new DesignLab Director.
The UT offers a new educational programme, called ‘Shaping Responsible Futures’. This six months long extracurricular programme is facilitated by DesignLab and is open to all Master students at the university. The pilot edition will start in November.