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Potter, George (author)
Learning new concepts is a difficult task for autonomous robots. These robots can adapt to changes in the situations. To adapt to a situation, they should be able to determine the usefulness of objects around them. The usefulness of objects is highly dependent on situational context, making pre-programming of adaptation behaviour to all possible...
master thesis 2024
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Dos Santos Vieira Brysch, S.L. (author)
This thesis brings forward the design dimension, and, more specifically, co-design, to the study of housing affordability. Co-design occurs when end-users and professionals work together towards a common goal. It is a process often applied in collaborative housing, an umbrella concept encompassing different housing forms based on collective self...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Goldsteen, Winnie (author)
The evolution of human civilization, entwined with food, traces our development from hunters to settlers and now to a globalized food network. Carolyn Steel's 'sitopia' theory underscores the connection between place and sustenance. Brazil, a key player in the global food industry, paradoxically grapples with high inequality despite abundant...
master thesis 2023
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Hou, Sophia (author)
The objective of this thesis project is to develop an economically viable design for a titanium total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) that caters to the needs of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The author focused on addressing the problem from the manufacturing aspect and two primary approaches, additive manufacturing (AM or...
master thesis 2023
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Stortelers, Frederike (author)
This master thesis explores the potential of Rhythmic Entrainment (RE) for product design applications. The research starts by defining some of the important terms and providing example cases of RE from products and research. A comparison between the cases illuminates the possibilities RE can have for product design and research. [1] RE can...
master thesis 2023
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van der Wal, Annemiek (author)
This thesis project aims to answer the following research question: “What was and is exactly the agency of design sketching with its affordances in the past, in the present and probably in the future?” To answer this question, the various roles of sketching in different design phases are studied, taking both a theoretical and practical...
master thesis 2023
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Graell Collado, Anna (author)
Ensuring reliable and safe performance of medical devices in healthcare institutions is crucial for the wellbeing of patients. For this, physiological simulators may be used, which provide reference signals to compare against. The usage of physiological simulators, such as ECG simulators, as medical device testers is widely extended in high...
master thesis 2023
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Shetty, Varun (author)
The energy transition is a fundamental shift in the world’s energy landscape, aimed at reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to a more sustainable, low-carbon energy system. This transition is closely aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement, the landmark international treaty adopted in 2015, which seeks to limit global warming, with...
master thesis 2023
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Alhamad, Alaa (author)
This project aims to transform an old vacant office former tax building in Leeuwarden into a healthy living community, enhancing the health and well-being of its residents. By creating a welcoming environment with green spaces and amenities, the project promotes physical and mental well-being, community engagement, and high quality of life. The...
master thesis 2023
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Andruszkiewicz, Paweł (author)
This Master Thesis is an attempt to address the lack of a sufficient number of affordable and qualitative student housing by creating an experimental, universal design strategy called MODULE+, combining computational design and modular architecture. The strategy consists of three main elements - individually designed flexible timber modules, an...
master thesis 2023
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Schreuder, Julia (author)
The housing shortage in the Netherlands has been a pressing issue, particularly affecting starters and middle-income households who struggle with high prices and limited access to affordable housing. In response, there have been interventions and policies aimed at stimulating starters to access the housing market, but the supply of adequate and...
master thesis 2023
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Gruber, Philipp (author)
The research of the thesis explores to what extent a multi-species design practice in architecture based on affordances informed by the act of human and non-human space-making in abandoned ruins helps to achieve a symbiotic relation between architecture and biodiversity. For this purpose, a theoretical framework triangulating affordances, multi...
master thesis 2023
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Lemnawar, Anwar (author)
This thesis explores and analyses the usage of modular architecture and mixed buildings and their role in solving the Dutch housing crisis. The Dutch housing market is in a crisis due to various reasons that can be solved partially in the design process and partially by regulation changes. The mixing of production and living has become more...
master thesis 2023
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Zweers, Loraine (author)
- There is increasing attention in the Netherlands in the topic of transport<br/>poverty and accessibility, with several publications discussing the need for accessibility standards to indicate injustice in the transportation system. Numerous case studies can be found where accessibility has been measured and assessed for fairness in the...
master thesis 2023
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van der Leun, Joanna (author)
In advanced capitalist societies, nature has become more dependent on human influence. But some species are living in closer proximity than others. Including the Lesser Black-backed Gull. Throughout the 20th century, human activities have led to changes in the environment of this “synanthropic” species, a species living in close proximity to...
master thesis 2023
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Zwinkels, Stan (author)
In household and retail store environments, humans efficiently identify grasp regions of an object to perform everyday tasks. To enable robots to understand the requirements of a task and the properties of an object, a novel grasp framework, called the Shape Primitive and Reasoning Grasping Engine (SPaRGE), is proposed in this thesis. SPaRGE...
master thesis 2023
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Bonouvrié, Lars (author)
The Netherlands is dealing with a severe housing crisis, in which there is a major shortage of affordable housing. The government has introduced many new regulations, trying to curb this affordability problem. Many of these measures seem to center around tempering market parties on the Dutch housing market. However, quite contradictory is that...
master thesis 2023
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Dos Santos Vieira Brysch, S.L. (author), Gruis, V.H. (author), Czischke, D.K. (author)
Building costs play a significant role in determining the affordability of a housing project, and these depend to a large extent on design choices. This paper is based on the premise that collaborative design processes, or co-design, used in collaborative housing (CH) in Europe reduce building costs and consequently increase the affordability of...
journal article 2023
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Colenberg, S.E. (author), Appel-Meulenbroek, Rianne (author), Romero Herrera, N.A. (author), Keyson, D.V. (author)
The rise of remote working has highlighted the importance of office spaces that support employees’ social well-being. However, there is a lack of explicit knowledge on how to design such spaces. In order to address this gap, this study explored the strategies employed by practitioners in designing social office spaces. In-depth interviews...
journal article 2023
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Gao, Yixuan (author), Song, Duanshu (author), Liu, Li (author), Huang, Y. (author)
Affordances serve as design cues, facilitating users in effortlessly identifying the intended use of objects. However, due to the phenomenological nature of the affordance concept, its application and understanding in the human-computer interaction (HCI) domain remain uncertain, resulting in limited utilization in design practice. This study...
journal article 2023
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