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Van der Hoeven, F.D. (author)
How the assessment of the scientific quality and societal relevance of Dutch architectural research has evolved to bridge the evaluation gap between design and engineering.
journal article 2011
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Coenders, J.L. (author)
During the design and engineering process of buildings and structures an enormous amount of data and information is produced. Logic, knowledge and experience is employed during this process by the designers and engineers to finally come to the design result. Because this information can not be fully recorded by software, a huge amount of...
doctoral thesis 2011
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De Roeck, D.A.J. (author), Slegers, K. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author), Standaert, A. (author)
In (industrial) design projects, digital and non-digital aspects are often seen as two separate design 'tracks'. Due to advances in our social and technological context, the hard boundary between the digital and the non-digital is fading. This is a challenge for the designer since he needs to be creative with digital technology without...
conference paper 2011
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Van Wijk, C. (author)
Last year, in May, the building of the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft Technical University was destroyed almost entirely by fire. Fortunately, some parts of the building escaped the flames and, after a few days, the library collection of over 40,000 titles was saved, as was the chair collection. It was a narrow escape, and the...
journal article 2011
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Breukels, J. (author)
Kites have seen substantial development in the last 10 years, going from mostly toys to high-performance sports-related equipment for e.g. kite surfing. The design process of these kites, however, is mostly a trial-and-error affair. Ten years after the sports-related kite revolution a new development is is emerging: Industrial applications for...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Urban interventions are vital to the city. These may involve renewal of inner city areas, transformation of port and industrial areas, industrial renewal, development of new residential areas, the rehabilitation of the historic centre of a town or the development of leisure areas in a city, just to list a few. These various interventions are...
book 2011
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Kats, L.C.L. (author), Visser, E. (author), Wachsmuth, G. (author)
Syntax definitions are pervasive in modern software systems, and serve as the basis for language processing tools like parsers and compilers. Mainstream parser generators pose restrictions on syntax definitions that follow from their implementation algorithm. They hamper evolution, maintainability, and compositionality of syntax definitions. The...
report 2010
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Russo, B. (author)
People often say they love a product. What do they really mean when they say this, and is this a phenomenon that is relevant to the field of design? Findings from a preliminary study in this thesis indicated that people describe their love as a rewarding, long-term, and dynamic experience that arises from a meaningful relationship built with...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Dijkgraaf, R. (author)
Op verzoek van de drie technische universiteiten in Nederland heeft de KNAW geadviseerd over de wijze waarop zij de kwaliteit van ontwerpende en construerende disciplines adequaat kunnen beoordelen. Het rapport pleit voor differentiatie in de manier van beoordelen van verschillende vakgebieden. Het advies schetst een systeem met twee...
report 2010
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Sminia, O. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
The European Coastal Islands around the North sea, are joined together in a project that stimulates sustainable development. Within this 'Cradle-to-Cradle Islands' project, some islands were selected as breading grounds for potentially sustainable projects. One of these projects was the development of a device for transport: the “Vrachtfiets”. A...
conference paper 2010
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Reubens, R.R.R. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Christiaans, H.H.C.M. (author)
There is a growing demand globally for products which impact sustainability positively. Bamboo fulfills these criteria, since it is a highly renewable timber replacement material which does not cause deforestation. It simultaneously has the potential to create livelihood opportunities for both the urban and rural poor. The eco-friendly potential...
conference paper 2010
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Hassi, L. (author), Wever, R. (author)
Activities in the fuzzy front end of the innovation process (FFE) are the root of success for any company hoping to compete on the basis of innovations. Considering the importance of the FFE, it would seem logical to bring the environmental considerations already to the activities of the early stages of the innovation process in order to...
conference paper 2010
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Roeser, S. (author)
Engineers are normally seen as the archetype of people who make decisions in a rational and quantitative way. However, technological design is not value neutral. The way a technology is designed determines its possibilities, which can, for better or for worse, have consequences for human wellbeing. This leads various scholars to the claim that...
journal article 2010
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Schweckendiek, T. (author), Calle, E.O.F. (author)
conference paper 2010
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Manders-Huits, N.L.J.L. (author)
Recently, there is increased attention to the integration of moral values into the conception, design, and development of emerging IT. The most reviewed approach for this purpose in ethics and technology so far is Value-Sensitive Design (VSD). This article considers VSD as the prime candidate for implementing normative considerations into design...
journal article 2010
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Li, P. (author)
Miniaturized parts are increasingly demanded in different fields like medical, transportation, environmental, and communication industries. In order to manufacture these parts in an economical way, mass replication methods, such as micro injection molding, have to be applied. Currently, Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) process is mainly used to...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Stappers, P.J. (author), Hoffman, R.R. (author)
In one of the earlier essays in this department, we discussed a number of acronyms all having to do with system design, and all having the form "x-centered design." The purpose of that essay was to demonstrate a broad framework within which to understand human-centered computing (HCC), and also to show the various convergences and divergences of...
journal article 2009
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Oosterlaken, I. (author)
In this article I suggest a ‘capability approach’ towards designing for society, and particularly, the world’s poor. I will explain that this approach assigns a central place to human capabilities in our discussions of justice and development and criticizes a focus on utility or preference satisfaction. In the literature on the capability...
journal article 2009
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De Bruijn, J.A. (author), Herder, P.M. (author)
This paper addresses the complexity of analyzing and designing sociotechnical systems: systems that involve both complex physical-technical systems and networks of interdependent actors. It is shown that, although a hard system perspective and an actor perspective differ greatly in terms of terminology, methods, and applicability, they also show...
journal article 2009
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Bakker, K.J. (author), Blom, C.B.M. (author)
According to modern design codes, such as the Eurocode 7, also Soil Retaining structures should be designed according to Ultimate Limit State analysis, see [1]. From an economic point of view, the design of the lining, i.e. the thickness and reinforcement of it, would be optimal if the loading during construction is less critical than the...
journal article 2009
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