Mind the Step 2018
In 2017 we featured nearly seventy exhibits of 3TU related to the themes City, Design for disaster, Design Tools, Materials, Mobility, Smart Interaction, VR/Ar and Wearables. Featured departments were Industrial Design, Architecture and a number of multi-disciplinary student teams. People experience the designs which can be explored on the spot and the opportunity to discuss the design as an important part of the success of Mind the Step. Designers and researchers present during the exhibition value the interaction with numerous people, among them potential future users or collaborators. The Mind the Story program, involving many designers, researchers and users discussing their project with an audience right in the exhibition was a worthwhile addition to the Mind the Story exhibition and will certainly be in the 2018 edition.
Themes & exhibits 2018
Innovative materials - Exploring new basics
However digital and virtual our world becomes, we cannot do this without good materials. We want suitable clothing. Chairs to sit on, houses to live in. Materials to build things with. These ‘basics’ are becoming increasingly personalized and flexible.
Design for debate - Unexpected perspectives
Almost all good designs are a solution to a problem or an answer to a question that has not yet been asked. Some designs do not offer answers, instead they pose yet more questions. Better questions. They surprise, stimulate… and sometimes they irritate.
Health and well being - Good for you
Design makes healthier living possible and helps where illnesses or deficiencies take their toll. Research driven technology design can be very meaningful here. Little steps towards immortality.
Home and leisure - Spice up daily life
We communicate on a daily basis with our loved ones, close by or from afar. Sound and images play an essential role and form a challenge for innovative design. Designs that can simplify, sweeten and enrich our lives and sometimes even shake them up in a pleasant way.
The new mobility - Clean, safe and fast forward
Faster, safer and cleaner, that is what it is all about, often all three at the same time, like with the car of the future. Sometimes it is all about a single aspect, like the cyclists in the pack. The delegation of control will become increasingly important in future mobility. An intriguing development that we are not all ready for.
Improving professional environment - A happy day at work
We spend a significant part of the day working or learning. Modern technology, research and the latest design insights show us that we can make our work more pleasant and flexible.