IDE wants to continue to position itself as a leading educational and design research institute. To achieve this we need to be constantly active at the forefront that leads design research in contributing to design practice and the training of future designers.
IDE is collaborating with many design schools and institutions all over the world. We have over 50 exchange partners in education and numerous contacts with researchers. IDE is member of ICSID, BEDA (via CLICKNL|Design) and the International Design Research Alliance.
IDE and the design faculties of the other two universities of technology (Eindhoven and Twente) are united in the 3TU Research Centre Design United. This platform plays a leading role in CLICKNL|Design, the network for Design in the Netherlands, in which all national design organizations and business connections are represented.
Our mission is to contribute to the knowledge, skills, methods and professional attitudes in the field of integrated product development. We aim to achieve this through education and research at an internationally recognized scientific level, as befits our status as part of the Delft University of Technology. The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering's concern is to study, innovate and improve the development of durable products and their related services for people, on the basis of the balanced interests of users, industry, society and environment.