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I am multithreaded, and sometimes the threads get tangled.


a Studiolab production.


food design course at TUDelft
I blog in Italian
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I love Jasper van Kuijk's product usability weblog

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De meningen ge-uit door medewerkers en studenten van de TU Delft en de commentaren die zijn gegeven reflecteren niet perse de mening(en) van de TU Delft. De TU Delft is dan ook niet verantwoordelijk voor de inhoud van hetgeen op de TU Delft weblogs zichtbaar is. Wel vindt de TU Delft het belangrijk - en ook waarde toevoegend - dat medewerkers en studenten op deze, door de TU Delft gefaciliteerde, omgeving hun mening kunnen geven.

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ITD Jukebox project goes to Salone – 2


Interaction Design Lab nicely made a Flickr page with a selection of their shots of the exhibition.

the catalog of the exhibition came out very nice! This is the cover

More about Jukebox!

unfortunately it is in Italian, but you can read an English langauge early version of my text about the Jukebox project . it is published by Postmediabooks. I have personally  added it to Anobii

Intel Design Expo 2009: 2 ITD projects go to San Francisco


We have taken 2 ITD projects, TATE and KeyPing, to the Intel Design Expo, an event associated with the Intel Developer Forum 2009. The event takes place in San Francisco, but you would not be able to tell, since the Intel Design Expo took place in the bowels of the Marriott Hotel: a vaste expanse of carpet where we, and other design schools, installed our cool stuff. The show was organized and run by Joy Mountford, whose long and fruitful career in designing interfaces and interaction is too long to summarize here.


The event has been covered in the Dutch Cowboys blog. There is an Intel news release.  And an Intel video about the whole event:

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My Ars Electronica remarks

Thanks to the Interactive Environments minor, I have spent a remarkably intense weekend in Linz, visiting the Ars Electronica event.

From Ars Electronica 2009 2009-09-10-Linz


Find some photos of things I liked on my Picasa space.

ITD Jukebox project goes to Salone – 1

Just a quick note from the center of insanity that is our little lab here in Milano. The prototype is being finished, the software is being tweaked and the Dremel is getting a nice little workout. The Dutch students are finding out exactly how many espressos you can drink before you pitch face forward into a pizza. Meet the prototype as Jordi spins it rapidly for stress testing. Or was it just to look cool?


The odd-looking eggy-pill like things in the hands of Sjoerd are the song tokens: each one stands for a specific piece of music, according to a very smart and impossible to understand color code. Color coding rules! Unfortunately. 



A detail of the top plate. While you are laser cutting, why not take some extra time and do a fancy bit of laser engraving? 



This is what things look like late in the TUDelft-at-IdLab workspace at night with 24 hours to delivery time. Perplexed people considering magnets and fancy spring-based braking devices. Of course right now everything is MUCH better and all technical issues have been solved by Dieter who, in the next photo, looks just so happy.




It is a bit blurry, but I just wanted to share it with the world. Suicide by glue gun. A very TU way to go. Don’t try this at home, unless you are wearing your fancy giant white IKEA protection helmet!

Now we have to rush to Triennale, to install our fancy graphics on a 2.5 x 2.5 m display wall: or at least this is what they have told us. Considering the Salone way of doing things, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that our space has turned into a 10 x 10 m ellipse, or the inside of a turnip, or the spires of a Gothic cathedral.


what is cooking?

Or, in other words, what do I do with my time when I am in TUDelft? This is a question beloved both of supervisors (aka bosses) and parents everywhere. For what pertains my parents, it is enough to say that I am faculty – they have direct experience of what I am talking about. But it is not useless to set down in detail what is cooking in my numerous pots and what knotty threads I am spinning.

At TUDelft I do basically two things: education and research, approximately half and half. Of course, there is also a large amount of time that goes into unspecificied activities, such as filling in timesheets, crunching through email, reorganizing my desk, drinking large amounts of coffee, chatting with visiting academics, chatting with people I don’t recognize but have to pretend I do… but the backbone is really education and research. 

yes, I can go into detail…

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