Squad projects

Projects are the backbone of the Industrial Design program, clustered in so called ‘squads’. Squads are groups were students, scientific staff, experts from the field, companies and organizations work together in a specific application domain. 

Within these squads, students and researchers all collaborate around a single theme, in order to exchange knowledge and experience, and to stimulate each other’s projects. Students in several stages of their education, work on a single design assignment, briefed by you as a client that encounters these challenges in your own practice. These projects typically run for five months (one semester), but can also be extended over several semesters.

Squads offer a learning environment that is close to professional reality. Students will learn to work in a multidisciplinary team, work together with various stakeholders and with students of various levels (both bachelor and master). This will prepare them to work in a domain that constantly adapts to societal changes. You can check the program project structure to see in what stages of the program our student performs a squad project.

SquadSquad leader
Studio Silverdr.ir. (Rens) R.G.A. Brankaert
Play and Learndr. E.D. (Erik) van der Spek
Physical and Social Rehabilitationdr.ir. E.I. (Emilia) Barakova
Connecting Realitiesdr. J. (Jun) Hu PDEng MEng
Connecting Rich Interaction in Growing Systemsdr.ir. J.W. (Joep) Frens
Vitalitydr.ir. P.D. (Pierre) Levy
Crafting Everyday Soft Thingsdr. A. (Annika) Hupfeld
Seamless Interaction Design for Everyday Lifedr.ir. S. (Saskia) Bakker
Design for Creativesprof.dr.ir. J.B.O.S. (Jean-Bernard) Martens
Smart Mobilitydr. J.M.B. (Jacques) Terken
Social Interactions with Shared Systemsdr.ir. H.A. (Harm) van Essen

Do you want to collaborate with one of these squads? Please contact the corresponding squad leader directly.