22 - 30 October 2016

Discover the power of technology, research and design

Klokgebouw, Strijp-S, Eindhoven

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For the third year the visitor of the ‘Het Klokgebouw’ can experience which ingenious designs arise when engineers (to be) of various disciplines use their knowledge and understanding for the sake of design. Technology knowledge and understanding of what the user would help, challenge and enrich.

Mind the Step shows the results of the cross-fertilization between technology, research and design. On show and to be experienced are various scales of design: from ‘wearables’ that are incorporated in clothing and that monitor our behavior to complex buildings and innovative urban expansions for the future. Mind the Step provides an oppurtunity to experience a new world in which highquality design is incorporated visibly or invisibly. Besides answers to the most significant challenges, scenarios are also presented for new, enriching experiences.

More prominently than in previous years, the story of the designer can be listened to. Within the scope of ‘Mind the Story’, there are stimulating presentations by designers in the exhibition space every day. On this website you can find, next to the description of over sixty exhibits, the full schedule of ‘Mind the Story’.

We wish you plenty of inspiration during Mind the Step!

Mr. Jo van Ham,
Vice-President Executive Board
Eindhoven University of Technology

Prof.ir. Daan van Eijk,
Science Director Design United

Event Schedule

From Sunday 23 until Sunday 30 October between 12.00 hrs and 16.00 hrs the Mind the Story program features daily a wide range of energizing, inspiring, sometimes provoking design related issues. Most introductions are only 15 minutes, after which there is room for questions, dialogue and discussion, But there are also debates and awards. Here you’ll find part of the program and four interviews introducing for speakers and topics of Mind the Story. Check www.mindthestep.nl and in the exhibition to see full details of Mind the Story. The presentations will be in Dutch if the announcement is in Dutch.

October 23 11.00 - 18.00 hrs
  • Changing Perspectives
    12.00/13.00/14.00/15.00 hrs

    Ir. Philémonne Jaasma I Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology





October 24 11.00 - 18.00 hrs
  • A Ray of hope in daily Life
    12.00 hrs

    Dr. Jelle van Dijk | University of Twente

  • Young Families in the City
    14.00 hrs

    Chris Steenhuis | Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology

  • What Remains
    15.00 hrs

    Alessia Cadamuro | Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

October 25 11.00 - 18.00 hrs
  • Hanstorm principles for creative and collaborative working
    12.00 hrs

    Frans van Gassel | Built Environment, University of Technology Eindhoven

  • First DDW Solar Design Challenge!
    13.00 - 14.00 hrs

    The challenge is organized by Solliance | Solliance



October 26 11.00 - 18.00 hrs
  • Academy of Skills
    14.00 hrs

    Dr.ir. Joep Frens | Industrial Design, University of Technology Eindhoven



October 27 11.00 - 18.00 hrs
  • Bizarre Sound Creatures
    12.00 hrs

    Arvid Jense | Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology I bizarresoundcreatures.tumblr.com

  • First Prize: Tsingua-Santander World Challenge | 2016
    15.00 hrs

    Fabienne van Leiden | Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology

October 28 11.00 - 18.00 hrs
  • PASSME; Designing for Our Future Travel Experiences
    12.00 hrs

    Prof. mr. dr ir. Sicco Santema | Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

  • Design for Child Patient Empowerment
    15.00 hrs

    Ir. Marleen van Bergeijk | Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology

October 29 11.00 - 18.00 hrs
  • SoleMaker
    15.00 hrs

    Troy Nachtigall | Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology

  • Beatlash; How music instruments teach us to design richer digital experiences.
    13.00 hrs

    Sascha Naji | Delft University of Technology

October 30 11.00 - 18.00 hrs
  • EMBASSY OF YOUTH: Encouraging the dreams and talents of urban youth
    14.00 hrs

    Lisa van de Merwe | Delft University of Technology

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Themes of Mind The Step 2016

3TU / Design United

Dutch Design Week is the week of inspiration, discoveries and encounters. DDW offers the greatest concentration of makers and creations in the region. A rich biotope with the ideal conditions for designers and designs to grow and flourish. All the more reason we’re delighted to be here, at the heart of DDW, in the Klokgebouw and with you, the visitor to this exhibition.

Mind the Step 2016 presents a continuation of what began as an experiment in 2014: a collaboration between different TU/e faculties and Design United, the 3TU research institute of the design courses TUD, TU/e and UT. Mind the Step is for different target groups, ranging from visitors with an interest in design to specialist experts, and from government to academy. In the last edition, many visitors were amazed to see what can be achieved through a synergy of technology, research and design. And this year, too, there is a myriad of designs waiting to be discovered. Products, systems and services that not only relate to how we learn, move, live, stay healthy and reproduce, but also to how we should design. The emphasis lies on the step we can make, the challenge we want to accept. As we come closer to creating products and services for the companies and users of the near future.

We wish you inspiring discoveries and exceptional encounters at Mind the Step.
Mr. Jo van Ham,
Vice-President Executive Board, Eindhoven University of Technology

Prof.ir. Daan van Eijk,
Science Director, Design United


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