Education

MycoSole: a sustainable footwear


Where most people see fungus as something nasty, Henrik de Goffau took a different approach during his Final Bachelor Project. He chose mycelium, the network of fibers of a fungus, as central material for his project. How did he come to this unusual approach?


Leisure

The Elephants Rugby Team


ESCR The Elephants is Eindhoven’s very own student rugby association. It’s a small club, consisting of two men teams and a ladies team, and it’s a tight-knit group of friends. I spoke with Harm Campmans and Hendrik de Pecker about what it’s like to be part of the Elephants.


Leisure

Explorer + Creator: Jamie Hyneman


He seeks risks and adventure, being attracted to challenges and adrenaline. He is mainly known from the fourteen years he hosted the television series Mythbusters and his never changing appearance. We talked to him about the role of technology in the future. Are we going to end up in a utopia where technology and humans live side by side like a happy couple or are we standing at the beginning of a spiral that goes down and ends in a catastrophe?


Leisure

Skulls, Skates & Graphic Skills


Imagine surrealistic illustrations featuring Eindhoven buildings and an interesting set of colours. It might look a bit like the background of this article, which was made in collaboration with graphical designer Rik Stabel (@rkstbl on Instagram). He also provided us with various insights, inspirations and an interesting conversation.


Career

Sound Design at Impulse Audio Lab


Jasper de Kruiff is the co-founder and interactive sound designer of Impulse Audio Lab – a startup company based in Munich, Germany. He chose to do his final master project at BMW AG. This article explores his work as sound designer.


Career

Robots for Social Care


Emilia Barakova is an Assistant Professor of Socially Intelligent Systems within this faculty with her research centering around social robots. We discussed insights regarding her career, research and the future of robots in social care. Emilia is an expert in the field of embodied social interaction with, and through, technology and particularly focuses on user groups that have special needs or experience social isolation.


Education

Growing Patterns


It started with a walk across the campus looking for inspiration in nature. By the end of the semester Iris, Noa, Katelijn and Kamile found themselves building a lab setting and growing bacteria. How this design research project inspired by biomimicry unravel during one semester and even continue after?


Education

Three Stripes: an internship at Adidas


Arriving in a jacket of the sports giant Adidas, it is soon clear what the topic of this conversation will be, ‘It’s a coincidence!’ she laughs. Lisanne van der Leijsen did her internship at the Adidas headquarters in Germany. It triggers my curiosity into how she got this much-coveted internship spot and what the experience was like.


Career

From Math to Material


Draw a line. Another one. Extrude. Chamfer. Load it up. Get some food. By the time you are done eating, the 3D printer is also done. You are now holding a physical expression of your own creativity. For this deep dive in 3D drawing software, we talked to Orlando Sardaro, the founder of Design8. They provide 3D drawing software specifically for designers.


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