HONE

Evolving Cityscapes

Designer: Bobby Merlijn Adriaansens – TU Delft
Coach: Ir. S.G. van de Geer, D.I. Brand
Stakeholder: Braun cycling

 

HONE

How can we include subjective factors in algorithmic design?

In the competitive world of road race cycling, where winning may come down to a 1 percent advantage in power or speed, having a frame that is lighter and more aerodynamic grants a significant competitive advantage. Riders tend to be biased against metal-alloy frames, mostly because they assume they will be heavier than carbon options. To overcome this bias, a new bicycle frame was designed with topology optimization software, a special method that reduces the weight of a design by taking into account material properties and a fixed set of loads. However, the resulting design must also not appear fragile in the user’s subjective evaluation. With strategic edits to the algorithmic design recommendations, the HONE bicycle frame balances this tension.

Blip: A Momentary Deviation

Evolving Cityscapes

Designer: Tirza Izelaar, Hannah Goss, Ileana Diaz Couder Breceda – TU Delft
Coach: Pieter Desmet, Marise Schot, Tomasz Jaskiewicz 

Blip: A Momentary Deviation

How can we enhance subjective well-being?

We tend to move through our increasingly scheduled days without taking a moment to reflect or engage in activities that bring us happiness. What if we could be pulled into momentary happiness in an unexpected setting, experiencing a small, temporary deviation from our daily flow to be fully engaged and present for a moment? Engaging in this type of momentary happiness could lead to improved subjective well-being. In Blip: A Momentary Deviation, a series of hanging balls each have their own personality that can be explored through movement. Familiarity, connection, nostalgia, surprise, creation, reflection, beauty, and simplicity are our ingredients for unexpected happiness, what are yours?

Autonomous Delivery Robot

Evolving Cityscapes

Designer: Nyckle Sijtsma – TU Delft
Coach:
 Prof. dr. Dirk Snelders, ir. Sjoerd van Dommelen

Autonomous Delivery Robot

How will the city adapt to growing logistical strain?

As retail continues to shift towards online shopping, increasing parcel deliveries place stress on logistical networks, especially in metropolitan areas. This project envisions a connected and automated network of delivery robots as a part of a potential solution. Developed in a collaboration between TU Delft and an industry partner, the Autonomous Delivery Robot features modular containers with different drawers, which contain parcels for delivery. The drawers are individually locked with NFC enabled locks that can be opened by either phone or by traditional access cards. During off-peak hours, robots can also wait for a while until a recipient is home.

Journalist of the Future City

Evolving Cityscapes

Anouk Geenen, Julieta Matos Castaño, Mascha van der Voort, Peter Paul Verbeek – UTwente
Coache
s: Michiel de Lange, Corelia Baibarac-Duignan
Stakeholders: NWO project “Designing for controversies in responsible smart cities” (Gemeente Amersfoort, Marxman Advocaten, Future City Foundation, DIG, Aerovision)

Journalist of the Future City

How can we best prepare to imagine and create our futures?

This collaborative project is an imagination game for triggering thought-provoking ideas on how urban life might change as a result of the introduction of a new technology in the city. Players each draw four cards from the card dec and then create a provocative short story based on the content of the cards. This exhibition is in part a design research experiment. The results will inform continued research on how to equip people for future-making activities, and how citizens anticipate value changes in the smart city context. Visitors are invited to play.