Design intervention

Tjeerd Veenhoven

by Tjeerd Veenhoven, Material & Product Designer, Studio Tjeerd Veeenhoven

The elimination of harmful single use products drives me and my design studio. In this presentation I will discuss why these products are so harmful, how they got to be and of course how we can get rid of them. Also I will explain how cutting edge biotechnology can create social impact in the rural regions of India. Material innovation and rethinking the way we design, produce and consume our products is what design is all about to me.


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Jesse Kirschner, Co-founder, Openplus Systems, will speak at Future of Industrial Design Summit

Jesse Kirschner

Jesse Kirschner, Founder and CTO, Openplus Systems is a speaker at the Future of Industrial Design Summit

Started his entrepeneurial carreer as a designer with a love for 3d printing and parametric design, evolved his loved for digital production and programming to a broader level and became a founder of Openplus in 2017. Since 2018 he works fulltime on leading an amazing development team that has a sole focus of making Batchforce the production platform of the future.

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How Humanity-Centered Design Reshapes the Future Learning Experience of Public Area in Transition

Sheng-Hung Lee

by Sheng-Hung Lee, Designer and Professor at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts

The Future Learning Experience of Public Area – Redesign Shanghai Library Innovation Space is a project based on humanity-centered thinking that covers every aspect of the Shanghai Library Innovation Space (the Space), from the individual, product, organization, and space, to the service and experience it offers. The purpose of the redesign lies in making knowledge come alive and flow freely so that users can learn and experience in the Space what extends beyond the library. A more enriching learning experience for readers in turn testifies to librarians’ greater role in this process.

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The Future of Industrial Design enabled by Industry 4.0

Amir Sabirovic

by Amir Sabirovic, General Manager, Symphony, Netherlands

Technology is changing the way we live, produce and consume! The digitalisation, robotisation, Artificial intelligence and Internet of Things are a part of our lives, business and private, and are here to stay. How does this impact the skills of industrial designer and can we imagine how the future looks like for this calling?

During the presentation we will focus on three main topics:

  • Future vision 2029, how has Industry 4.0 impacted our society and what is the effect on Industrial Design?
  • What is Industry 4.0?
  • What effect does it have on Industrial Design on corporate and SMB level?
  • Q&A


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Designing Preferred Smart Futures

Danielle Arets

presented by Danielle Arets, Reader Journalism & Responsible Innovation Fontys Hogeschool Journalistiek & Strategic Creativity Design Academy Eindhoven

What will our world be like in 20, 30, or 40 years’ time? What are consequences of technological developments for our relationship with the world? How can emerging technologies become meaningful? What kind of ethical questions arise, and how can we stimulate debates around futures in the here and now?

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Design process 4.0

Twan van Keulen

presented by Twan van Keulen, GBO Innovation makers

GBO Innovation makers designs, develops and delivers products that are used all over the world. We now focus on the entire product development spectrum.

That has made the industry 4.0 way of thinking very important for us and we needed to learn firsthand how to combine these processes in an efficient way.

In this summit we will tell you all about our process and how we combined the integration of services with multidisciplinary teams, cooperation with external parties, reviews of products in every stage of development, and agile design sequences while still having a good control on overall project management.


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