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Vink, M. (author)
Rationale Currently, there is an increasing demand for research concerning robots which can interact in a social and natural way with humans. Presently, there is still a gap in knowledge about how socio-cognitive robots with the ability to show intentional behavior can be developed. Research Question The goal of this research is to develop a...
master thesis 2009
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Lühl, P. (author)
Ecatepec, Mexico City presents the challenge of uniform, low-density peri-urban sprawl in the form of privately developed gated communities for the lower income groups. The main objective of this project is to propose alternatives to low-income housing, amplifying local skills and cultural consciousness, facilitating autonomy through local...
master thesis 2009
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Sun, Q. (author), Abdullah, D.A. (author), Post, F. (author)
For the Bachelor project IN3405 a social networking web application has been developed for the company Fenêtre.
bachelor thesis 2009
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Eichler, J.E. (author)
A research for the effects of interventions in Dutch post war neighbourhoods from a physical as well as a social and economic point of view. The The Hague neighbourhood Mariahoeve is used as a case to make a design for improvement.
master thesis 2010
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Kramer, N.D.F. (author)
Population growth and immigration increase the demand for mass housing developments all over the world. These developments are widely criticized for being mono-functional, mono-typological, and mono-cultural. This project is a design method for a new kind of mass housing. All design rules are reformulated as algorithms, that interact with each...
master thesis 2010
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Villerius, I. (author)
This graduation project is aimed at improving the liveability of the Afrikaanderwijk by using the Design for Social Impact [DSI] method. Within the Netherlands, there is a large number of post war suburbs that face an accumulation of problems such as a high unemployment rate, neglected housing facilities, crime and a lack of social networks or...
master thesis 2010
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Khor, M.H. (author)
There are 3 forces in uniting Europe, political, economic and social. When European countries are on the march to supranationality, it blurs the national identity, makes people uncertain about the power holders of their destiny, pushing them into withdrawal, either individual and collective. Therefore creating an unbalanced forces in the unity...
master thesis 2011
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Aumele, D.A. (author)
This project is a discourse analysis of the local and metropolitan area, at the edge of the city, Amsterdam. It questions the forces which had the impact on its metro and local structures up until now, and tries to design a production masterplan (Land-Skap) as an invert fact of undesirable forces over new developments. The goal is to to improve...
master thesis 2011
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Pinheiro, A. (author)
Abstract – In order to create good urban environments city planners need to start addressing the issue of urban identity (Oktay 2002). According to Oktay, people should again feel that some part of the environment belongs to them, individually and collectively, some part for which they care and are responsible, whether they own it or not. For,...
master thesis 2011
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Graaff, P.D. (author)
Over weinig wijken is zo uitvoerig gedacht en geschreven als over Pendrecht in Rotterdam Zuid. Met de oorlog nog vers in het geheugen werd getracht een open en democratische samenleving te bouwen en de massamaatschappij tegen te gaan. Het is echter diezelfde wijk die 50 jaar later tot 1-na-slechtste wijk van Nederland wordt bestempeld. Wie de...
master thesis 2012
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Stanciu, O. (author)
When dealing with a project related to the RMIT studio, one knows from the very beginning that the main concern will be the reintegration of a building and/or site on different levels: built (usually urban fabric) economic, social, etc. However, what is more challenging is to see whether you can take a step further from reintegration and see...
master thesis 2012
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Ku, C.T. (author)
The mission of the studio is to open an architectural discourse concerning the development of high-rise building in a city context. The discourse mostly concern the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. It is important to rethink and reinvent a tall building type that not only to meet the increasing demands of urban dwelling,...
master thesis 2012
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Marsman, C. (author)
The aim of this project was to create a concept for a suitable relax object for Dutch festivals that offered a unique experience and would provide a successful and profitable entry to the festival market for the new company EventBeds. To understand the context, Dutch festivals were analyzed, underlying user needs to relax were explored, the...
master thesis 2012
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Overkamp, T.W.J. (author)
Band is a product service system which has a physical music player and an online music service as core components. It allows children to listen to music alone and with friends. The songs are provided by a streaming music service and can be shared online and offline. When children are about 8 years old, they enter a new phase in their development...
master thesis 2012
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Rispens, J. (author)
The question central in this graduation assignment is “how to offer an unique experience of having a drink together?”. Since L&C intends to free the visitors’ mind-set, the current bar archetype can be left aside. The ‘getting a drink’ experience is the point from which to start, from which anything is possible. The experience should fit into L...
master thesis 2013
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Fens, A.C.F. (author)
The development of a CSR capability maturity model to assess an organization's CSR performance, based on the actions and expectations that are given by the ISO26000 guideline. The research includes a study to view CSR as an organizational innovation, which has been established theoretically and validated through interviews. The development of...
master thesis 2013
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Wong, W. (author)
Urban planning and development increasingly incorporates citizens in its process in order to build a city that is catered to its users needs. But what exactly is the added value of participation for the government and housing associations?
master thesis 2014
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Schade, V.P.H. (author)
Research shows that current new attractions only have an effect for approximately two years on the visitor numbers of a park . In this project a new type of attraction was created, namely social-emotional journeys. Social-emotional journeys aim to be more sustainable and retain revisit attractiveness. The project tried to push the boundaries of...
master thesis 2014
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Rachyd, A. (author)
Society is changing and the government/ municipality is forced into a new role. In Rotterdam, citizen participation has already been part of the financial plan since 2010. In 2010, 3 years before the King’s speech, the executive board of the city of Rotterdam agreed on a four year financial plan to stimulate citizen initiatives in the city of...
master thesis 2014
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Aalbers, F. (author)
Austerity policies in the Netherlands cause citizens to become more responsible for social support, and to people in need of social support to keep living independently up to an older age. This led to the assignment by Zuidzorg to find new ways to encourage neighbourhood participation. Preliminary research and interviews with people in Budel,...
master thesis 2014
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