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Mulder, I.J. (author), Jaskiewicz, T.J. (author), Morelli, Nicola (author)
Along with the urgent need to reinvent our society, a series of paradigm shifts are already shaping transitions toward a more participatory and digital society. The current work takes stock of the promise of open data as a new resource and elaborates upon the maker movement, which has spurred people’s capacity to participate and has provided...
journal article 2019
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Le, Quan H. (author), Verheijen, P.J.T. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Volcke, Eveline I.P. (author)

A stepwise experimental design procedure to obtain reliable data from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) was developed. The proposed procedure aims at determining sets of additional measurements (besides available ones) that guarantee the identifiability of key process variables, which means that their value can be calculated from other,...

journal article 2018
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Raji, B. (author)
With the aim to limit the number of ineffective designs, this dissertation has investigated the impact of architectural design strategies on improving the energy performance of and thermal comfort in high-rise office buildings in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climates. As the starting-point of this research, a comparative study between...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Bloemendal, J.M. (author), Olsthoorn, T.N. (author)

Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) is a technology with worldwide potential to provide sustainable space heating and cooling using groundwater stored at different temperatures. In areas with high ambient groundwater flow velocity (>25 m/y) thermal energy losses by displacement of groundwater may be prevented by application of multiple...

journal article 2018
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Sumter, Deborah (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
In the transition to a circular economy companies are exploring new business models, implying a shift from selling products to offering products in circular business models, such as leasing.
Product design is thought to play a crucial role in enabling this. Having a robust overview of relevant design roles and competencies is of foundational...
journal article 2018
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Krimm, J. (author)
Today’s city centres in European metropolitan areas are comprised of facades made of steel, glass and stone. These hard reflective facades are amplifying the perception of noise sources by human ears in their vicinity. Up to now in building designs this effect is neglected. Thus the number of people harmed by noise is increasing with the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Ouwerkerk, U.P. (author), Gordijn, J.M.W. (author), Kiela, P.R. (author), Stellingwerff, M.C. (author)
Being able to share visual course assignments and provide and receive personal feedback is essential in most studio design courses of Delft University of Technology. With the rapid growth of online and blended education teachers are confronted with the challenge of maintaining the same quality for this aspect of their teaching as in traditional...
conference paper 2018
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Bos-de Vos, Marina (author)
Architectural firms can be regarded as creative professional service firms. As such, architects need to navigate creative, professional and commercial goals, while simultaneously attempting to fulfil client, user and societal needs. This complex process is becoming increasingly difficult, as the historically established role of architects has...
doctoral thesis 2018
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den Hollander, M.C. (author)
This thesis argues that in order to increase the likelihood that product lifetime extension in a circular economy will be successful from both an environmental and an economic perspective, industrial designers need to be able to control not only the spatial dimension (materialization and geometry) of products, but also their temporal dimension....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Wohl, Sharon (author)
This dissertation builds upon research that considers how cities operate as Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). It focuses on how certain characteristics of urban form can support an urban environment's capacity to self-organize, enabling emergent features to appear that, while unplanned, remain highly functional. The main thrust of the work is to...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Vegt, N.J.H. (author)
The possibilities of applying game elements for positive behavior change in non-game contexts (i.e. gamification) seem limitless, ranging from politics to treatment of mental illness. However, the number of applied gamification studies is still limited. Our research (part of CRISP G-Motiv) aimed to contribute to the knowledge about designing and...
doctoral thesis 2018
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van de Kaa, G. (author), Fens, T.W. (author), Rezaei, J. (author)

This article focuses on the battle for dominance between various battery technologies in the residential grid storage market (< 10 KWh) in the context of residential energy systems and the related home energy management systems. We focus on five major battery technologies that are available in the market (lithium-based batteries, lead...

journal article 2018
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Hooimeijer, F.L. (author), Lafleur, F. (author), Yap, Enzo (author), Dobbelsteen, Jesse (author), Trinh, Thuy-Trang (author)
This project focuses on the urban renewal of (delta) metropolises and concentrates on the question how to design resilient, durable (subsurface) infrastructure in urban renewal projects using parameters of the natural system – linking in an efficient way (a) water cycle, (b) soil and subsurface conditions, (c) soil improvement technology, and (d...
report 2018
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van de Poel, I.R. (author)

In the value sensitive design (VSD) literature, there has been little attention for how values may change during the adoption and use of a sociotechnical system, and what that implies for design. A value change taxonomy is proposed, as well as a number of technical features that allow dealing with value change.

journal article 2018
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Hooimeijer, F.L. (author), Lafleur, F. (author), Vafa, Nasiem (author), van der Meulen, Geertjan (author)
This project focuses on the urban renewal of (delta) metropolises and concentrates on the question how to design resilient, durable (subsurface) infrastructure in urban renewal projects using parameters of the natural system – linking in an efficient way (a) water cycle, (b) soil and subsurface conditions, (c) soil improvement technology, and (d...
report 2018
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Smits, J.E.P. (author), Eigenraam, P. (author), Gkaidatzis, R. (author), Visser, Dirk Rinze (author), Wong, Kailin (author), Wassermann-Fry, Stephan (author)
This paper investigates the symbiotic relationship between the architectural appearance of a bridge and the structural design. The research is done by reviewing and comparing the design methodology employed by the first author in the conceptualization of two of his bridges; an early work from 1997 and a recent work from 2017. The review of the...
journal article 2018
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Ribeiro Silveira, Rafael (author), Louter, P.C. (author), Klein, T. (author)
Chemically strengthened thin glass (t < 2 mm) is a material that is stronger and due to its small thickness, more flexible than conventional window glass. As such, thin glass offers the possibility for lightweight and flexible glass façades that could change shape depending on external conditions. This paper explores this concept and presents...
conference paper 2018
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Miller, Kate (author), McIntyre, Ronald (author), McKenna, Gary (author)
This paper addresses how to design open educational resources (OER) with community stakeholder groups so they can be shared with other community practitioners openly, online and repurposed for other contexts. As academics who focus on youth justice and community development engaging with community stakeholder groups to conduct research and shape...
conference paper 2018
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West, Quill (author), Hofer, Amy (author), Coleman, Dale (author)
A common claim in open education is that librarians are effective supporters in open education work because their talents for research, organization, and working with students make them natural supporters of faculty designing OER courses. This study seeks to understand how librarians and faculty interacted with one another in an deliberate...
conference paper 2018
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P. (author), Naidu, Som (author), Rajendra, J.C.N. (author), Ariadurai, S.A. (author)
There is growing interest in the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in a variety of contexts. Continuing professional development (CPD) among practitioners in the effective adoption of OER and OEP is critical in this scenario. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which also grew as part of the open...
conference paper 2018
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