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Hennis, T.A. (author)
Delft University of Technology started publishing some of her course materials online from September 2007 in a project called Delft Open Courseware (OCW). This report discusses the future of this project, describes important issues that should be addressed in order to become sustainable, and ends with an advice on how this can be done.
master thesis 2008
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Wessels, R.M. (author)
The main topic of my thesis is social sustainable housing in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. The thesis covers Architecture as well as Building technology specialisations. The Architectural focus of the project is community based developed, social, sustainable housing. With Building technology, a research into materials is done to ensure the...
master thesis 2009
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Munthe, A.H.P.N. (author)
In Africa, as a developing region, the introduction of sustainable energy presents an opportunity to provide a large number of people with a better source of energy resulting in a better quality of life while reducing the impact of global warming. Electricity is not available to many communities in Africa because the large capital investment...
master thesis 2009
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Karakat, H. (author)
Today, showering is the most common bathing practice in Europe. It has the highest water consumption in a household (around 100 litres, for 8min shower). Unlike technological developments to improve eco-efficiency of existing products, this project introduces alternative ways (alternative to showering) of bathing that are less resource intensive...
master thesis 2009
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Ugur, S. (author)
A bag has been designed for GoTo aimed specifically at the lifestyle group of young creative professionals. The aspects of sustainability, fashion and last but not least usability were combined in this project. First of all, sustainable methodologies and textiles were investigated. Then, an internal and external analysis was conducted, after...
master thesis 2009
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Dessens, J. (author)
This thesis states the development of a theoretical framework for determining the combined carbon and water footprint of organizations. It consists of a conceptual model, the description of an applicable spreadsheet model and a six-step framework for general application.
master thesis 2009
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Matsuhashi, N. (author)
Introduction: This study explores a method to designing less resource-intensive forms of everyday life. The method is geared toward the early phase of product development, which is the generation of insights and design ideas. Looking at daily behavior, one can observe clear differences between different cultures. From this observation, the study...
master thesis 2009
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Kramer, J.G.C. (author)
This project is executed for the Procter & Gamble Company. P&G sees huge potentials in the developing market of India. The detergent market is one of these big potentials; the Indian detergent consumption per capita is very low compared to other countries. Most washing nowadays is done by hand due to cultural and infrastructural reasons. Hand...
master thesis 2009
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Schenk, W.D. (author)
Dit onderzoek heeft ten doel om te onderzoeken of het haalbaar is om in de nieuwbouw van kantorenvastgoed de mogelijkheid van een toekomstige transformatie naar woningen in te bouwen. De haalbaarheid wordt vanuit vier perspectieven bekeken: juridische, technische, financiële en commerciële haalbaarheid.
master thesis 2009
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Muhring, G. (author)
TomTom is one of the leading firms in navigation devices. Their core business is Portable Navigation Devices (PND). The PND market is a fiercely competitive market. New products and features are launched within short periods of time. In order to stay competitive in the long run, it is crucial to look further ahead. As climate change is now an...
master thesis 2009
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Raetsen, A.C. (author)
This project is conducted on behalf of Esprite Nomade, based in Bali, Indonesia. Esprite Nomade is a design studio, designing luxury travel and lifestyle products for wealthy travelers and luxury hotels. The company wants to stabilize its position in the market, and become a more profitable company. Therefore a new luxury tent line should be...
master thesis 2009
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Noijons, A.C. (author)
This master thesis started with a personal curiosity for bio-based plastics for assumed environmental and emotional reasons and started with the question: ‘Why is not more of this material used in everyday objects?’ Environmental awareness and global warming has led to a grown interest for sustainable product development. The selection of bio...
master thesis 2009
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Van Toorenburg, H.M. (author)
The objective of this project was to develop a product that can be produced by basket weavers in Haiti for the Western market, creating employment and income. The product that was developed is a wicker cradle that is based on the sustainable thought of longer use time, natural material use and transparent business.
master thesis 2010
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Bos, J.M. (author)
This graduation thesis, written at Oce, analyses the main problems in the Dutch printshop sector for more sustainable printing. A new indicator is discussed, that compares environmental impact of papers. Secondly an Eco Paper Wizard has been designed and tested. The designed Eco Paper Wizard has a unique interaction design and tests have shown...
master thesis 2010
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Van der Wal, E.M. (author)
The design of a bar concept for clubs with zero-environmental impact.
master thesis 2010
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Lavrysen, T.H.M. (author)
In this project, the interactions between parents and their children, while performing daily activities were researched, as well as their opinions on energy saving and playing games together. Using these insights, a product had to be designed that fits within the current activities at Philips and that brings together parents and their children...
master thesis 2010
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Stoop, J.A. (author)
This Master thesis shows how to create environmental awareness through the use of strategic brand and product design in the country of Costa Rica. An adaptation of the Delft Innovation Model has been constructed to determine the strategy for a new company. Using this model, the external factors (environment) can be analysed and the internal...
master thesis 2010
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Blase, E. (author)
In today’s society sustainability has become a widely accepted and hot topic. Companies attempt to attract customers by projecting their ‘green image’ with the aim of strengthening their position in their respective industries. In the event business, organizers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of minimizing the emissions due to...
master thesis 2010
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Blomsma, F. (author)
That less unsustainability is not equal to more sustainability is something that is not being recognized in many current strategies said to be dealing with the twin crisis of climate change and/ or resource scarcity. If sustainability is defined as a community taking care of it’s own needs and flourishing in ways important to it, that means that...
master thesis 2010
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Nachmany, G. (author)
Since the dawn of time, play has been a joyful and experience-oriented method of acquiring knowledge and skills. Toys and games have been an essential part of each and every human culture around the globe, accompanying us from birth to old-age, fulfilling different roles over the course of human life. In the same way, toys have had great effect...
master thesis 2010
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