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te Velde, Thijs (author)
Context & case You are reading the report for a master’s graduation project conducted at Delft University of Technology. This project is chaired by prof. dr. ir. Pieter Desmet and coached by dr. Rebecca Price. The project was initiated by Margot Scheltema, an influential Dutch commissioner with multiple companies. She initiated this project...
master thesis 2019
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del Valle Hidalgo, Alejandro (author)
Reflexes and co-contraction are the two mechanisms used for effective limb control when humans face unexpected perturbations in their daily activities. When the environment has reduced stability margins, reflexes are tempered due to the oscillations caused by the neural time delay of the reflexive pathways. An explanation is that reflexes adapt...
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Narayanan, Anirudh (author)
The goal of this study is to understand the processes and wing characteristics that influence lift generation of a flapping wing, and apply the acquired knowledge in an optimization setting to obtain an optimal wing thickness distribution which maximizes effective wing lift. To achieve this, an extensive literature survey was conducted to...
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Terranea, Mathijs (author)
This report describes the process of the graduation project: ‘Surfboard as a Service: a novel kitesurfing experience’, which was carried out from February to September 2019. The assignment of the project is to design a custom Product-as-a-Service (PaaS) concept for Appletree Surfboards, which: reduces environmental impact, benefits the company...
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Lotgering, Titus (author)
The 21st century is increasingly concerned with environmental and sociological problems caused by ineffcient use of resources. As more people migrates towards cities, a rapid increase in motorization rates and the number of private vehicles will further aggravate the already apparent urban challenges. Factors such as increased congestion,...
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Sprong, Jorben (author)
Maintenance providers in commercial aviation are looking into new strategies to improve maintenance operations and aircraft availability in order to reduce cost and increase customer satisfaction. Aircraft availability and thus profitability...
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Verhaegen, Tim (author)
People with a shoulder amputation are very much dependent on active total arm prostheses to provide in their self-care and to perform basic daily activities. Research on the development of active upper limb prosthetics has been growing over the past couple of years. The state-of-the-art total prosthetic arms that have been developed are very...
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Verbruggen, Koen (author)
Policymakers and literature have expressed the need for a visual and tangible manner of mapping circular value, the progress towards a fully circular economy and the presence of materials (material passport) in public space. Several initiatives exist for the measurement of circular progress. However, none have explicitly aimed towards the urban...
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Bauer, Lorijn (author)
Timber structures are experiencing a revelation in the build environment due to new technologies and production techniques. However, the longest spans created with timber structures still don't compete with the span widths of structures made of steel. This thesis provides a preliminary design for the long-span football stadium roof structure of...
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Tselik, Etse (author)
There is an increasing number of products in the market. Many of them get copied the second they launch. In the end, everything looks identical. Digitalization is the main reason behind, causing the commoditization of the products (van Erp, 2011). Eventually, a brand becomes the only thing creating difference among competitors. However, instead...
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Uildriks, Anne (author)
The aim of this thesis research is to find ways to support student entrepreneurs in the development of sustainable startups. Specifically, to help them to oversee the sustainability impacts during the ideating phase. A design science approach is adopted for this. Seven experts on sustainable entrepreneurship related topics and eight student...
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Hao, C. (author)
In today’s globalizing world an increasing number of companies design products and services for overseas markets and users. Designers face the challenge of creating solutions that fulfil users’ needs, and this becomes more important as the cultural distance between them continues to grow. Unsuccessful international endeavours which resulted in...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Chang, Hao-Yung (author)
With the development of technology, in a city context , the topic of smart city has become more and more popular. Smart city can bring positive changes to citizens' lives but might also cause risk and conflicts. However, in most cases, the development of smart city is a top-down process that rarely involves citizens' opinions. Building upon the...
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Gonzalez Fernandez, Karen (author)
This thesis presents the results of the project “Creating meaningful conversations user-data”. This project aims to understand the impact that interactions with technology currently have on users and to redesign a fitness tracker service to create more personal and meaningful experiences. These experiences enable fostering the users’ wellbeing...
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Fu, Yu (author)
WIFI is everywhere, from cafes to bus stops, trains to airports, it’s a service that people consider as necessity. Ten years ago, air space was the only WiFi-wasteland. Nowadays, it’s safe to say that WiFi on planes is very common now. AirFrance-KLM also implements the WIFI service on the plane. It creates a new customer touchpoint within the...
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Falcão Duarte, Carolina (author)
This thesis presents research on data and healthcare and proposes a design vision that enables collaborative use of self-tracked data. This work was developed within the Cardiolab as a graduation work in Strategic Product Design. It aimed to identify the needs and aspirations of practitioners and patients and, then, embody the findings on a...
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Espinosa de la Rosa, Liz (author)
Connecting through Information is a participatory tool for citizens to map their Information Ecosystem. The aim is to foster citizen participation while developing data literacies through design methods. Through the use of Connecting through Information during a participatory session, members of citizen initiatives discuss and reflect on their...
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Schouten, Nina (author)
This graduation project explores how the concept of problem sustaining interaction (PSI) patterns in mental development in adolescence can be used for design. In contrast to the currently used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which describes psychiatric disorders from only a psychological perspective, the concept of...
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Marinel-lo Amat, Maximilià (author)
Trials is a subdiscipline of mountain biking that consists of two variants: one practiced with a trials bicycle and one with a trials motorcycle. Though these two disciplines have the same basic requirements, there are clear distinctions in the technical sports gestures that the respective athletes employ. This is due to some fundamental...
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Noorman, Jaimy (author)
Due to often existing subsea infrastructure or challenging seabed conditions, engineers are forced to design newnearshore pipeline trajectories that are not always in a straight line. Since subsea tie-in operations are often complex and relatively expensive, alternative methods like pulling pipelines into a curve are worthwhile. By means of this...
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