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Kraanen, Sarah (author)
Societies are aging. This means the older population is not only growing in size, but also in proportion. Apart from this, generations are changing. The elderly of the future will in all probability not have the same needs as the elderly of today. These changes lead to new challenges for society and ask for new solutions spatially and socially....
master thesis 2020
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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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De Rijcke, Rik (author)
Office work is becoming increasingly dynamic, requiring office workers to perform distinct activities rapidly. These activities range from meetings to individual work. Open plan offices (OPO) facilitate workplaces for office workers in a single hall. This causes office workers who perform distinct activities to share the same workspace. These...
master thesis 2019
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Kroese, Lieke (author)
The Dutch national spatial planning system is increasingly dealing with wicked multi-layered spatial challenges, also known as integral challenges. This development has led to a transition in the current national spatial planning system by means of the new Environment and Planning Act, which aims to work in a multi-level governance manner. One...
master thesis 2019
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Wabeke, Elise (author)
Residential housing has to become more sustainable to meet global energy goals (Silvester et al., 2017), yet the challenge is to integrate the refurbishments that reduce energy with the way people live. The context of this project is the 2ndSKIN project, which refurbishes houses to become zero energy. Zero energy houses are more airtight as a...
master thesis 2019
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van Dijk, Sal (author)
It is a given that the world changes. A changing world means that the problems society faces change too. Solving these problems has become more complex, and will so even more in the future. Increasingly, designers are the ones expected to be the ones to solve them. To that end, new design methods need to be devised to support designers in...
master thesis 2018
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Pombo Jimenez, Diana (author)
In the last years, Floating Car Data (FCD) has risen as a technology that has the potential to replace legacy sensors, reduce associated installation and maintenance costs and offer new possibilities in the field of traffic management. FCD refers to the use of sources such as in-vehicle systems with network connectivity or road users’ mobile...
master thesis 2017
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Kazil, K. (author)
This project examines the current state of the art of using public participation in urban planning, resulting in a proposal for a new online participatory tool. Amongst other advantages, involving citizens in urban planning projects reduces the cost, time & risk of implementation, while the incorporation of ‘local knowledge’ in the decision...
master thesis 2017
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Ackermans, S.F. (author)
This project aimed to research the perspective of companies on the relationship between sustainability and circular business models. This was done by first looking at how literature describes the relationship between sustainability and the circular economy/circular business models. With this as a basis, thirteen different multinational companies...
master thesis 2016
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De Lange, R.M. (author)
Big Data is a popular research and business topic. Due to the potential value that lies in Big Data, much effort is put in attempts to improve Big Data analysis methods. ORTEC is a company that provides data analysis, optimisation, and forecasting solutions. In an attempt to make Big Data analysis easier to use for its customers, ORTEC is...
master thesis 2015
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Zambelli Sessona, L. (author)
The current state STBY specialises in design research for service innovation. They work on complex projects in collaboration with clients who want to innovate their service offering. Clients are often large organisations, in which multidisciplinary teams work on different projects that are interlinked at some level within the organisation. STBY...
master thesis 2015
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Pieper, S.J. (author)
Access to financing is a serious concern for many Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in need of cash. Invoice financing ? in which a business sells its accounts receivables ? has not been well adopted, seemingly due to the information intensive transactions that it requires. This paper describes the design of a digital Multi-sided...
master thesis 2015
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Goossensen, J.P. (author)
At the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering there is a constant search for new materials with a potential value within the field of product design. This graduation explores flexible electroluminescent material, a layered material that can be applied by screen printing. More detailed, electroluminescence is the non-thermal generation of light...
master thesis 2015
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Florez Atehortua, L. (author)
A social innovation is a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals. Social innovations come in various forms such as (1) doing something good in/for society; (2) changing social practices and/or structure, ...
master thesis 2015
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Jönsthövel, I.F.C. (author)
During a period of six months since September 2014 I have been working at Delft University on a graduation project involving the development of a novel ‘light-touch’ smart material named Light Touch Matters (LTM). The LTM consortium that is developing this smart material is composed of seventeen partners from eight EU countries. It is a diverse...
master thesis 2015
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Koppenol, T. (author)
This Master thesis presents the inquiry of a strategic product designer in the innovation process of a societal oriented company: SodaProducties. Commonly, graduating students from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering are found in the high-tech industry. In contrast to developing complex technological products, this agency for societal...
master thesis 2014
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Vanhoutte, C.S. (author)
Reframing the academic Master of Arts Productdesign Who are you as a designer? How do you design? How is your design built up? A vision on design research in education was developed to bring a fresh perspective on the academic character of the Productdesign. The character was reframed using the Vision in Product design approach in the domain of...
master thesis 2014
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Plat, A. (author)
Packaging design is one of the most important influences on shopping behaviour in competitive retail environments, especially in Fast Moving Consumer Goods. The package is often referred to as ‘the silent salesman’. Brand managers need to know how their package performs to identify if a package (re)design is going to improve sales or is a...
master thesis 2014
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Ruiz Arias, C.L. (author)
XYZ Corporation is a Healthcare business. They have as main product a health management system that aims at supporting hospitals in process integration and control, information management, and decision-making. Previous research at the company found that end users are frustrated because they cannot leverage its full potential due to its complex...
master thesis 2014
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Wang, C. (author)
The secret ingredients of cooking in this research indicates user’s emotional value, it represents user’s affective expectation to a cooking experience as well as influencing the judgment on the product and the user experience. The main question of this study is that what are Chinese customers’ emotional values during their cooking experience....
master thesis 2012
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