LEV GROEP | we are in charge

LEV GROEP | we are in charge

Students at ROC ter AA Helmond and Summa College Eindhoven get the chance to spend 100 of their course hours on the development of a social innovation project for a target group of their own choosing. I’ve been involved in this project through multiple roles; I facilitated Design Thinking Workshops and VR workshops, and I’m coaching two teams throughout their entire...
ADDITIVE CENTER | additive application programs

ADDITIVE CENTER | additive application programs

Together with Maarten van Dijk / Additive Center I’ve developed an in-company training for additive manufacturing beyond prototyping. In four (or five) 4-hour sessions every other week we immersed companies such as Goudsmit Magnetics, Department of Defence and WEMO into the world of industrial 3D printing. Starting off with a technological overview and inspiring real-world applications we would dive into a first brainstorm session, and in the following weeks we assisted in concept development for polymer and metal 3D printing applications through our proprietary ‘Additive Application Canvas’, in depth theoretical training, design guides and interactive feedback...
SINGULARITY U | 3DEMO’s 2019

SINGULARITY U | 3DEMO’s 2019

In 2019 I assisted SingularityU The Netherlands on average every other month, inspiring their clients (such as DLL, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Infrastructure) with the latest developments in additive manufacturing. The most memorable events have been their signature event offered twice a year: the SU Executive Program. A wide variety of C-level participants are immersed in exponential experiences for a total of 72 hours. In December I got the change to time travel through this event, by hosting a ‘Fire Challenge’ on the first evening – starting a fire using prehistoric tools – and guiding them into the future the second evening with 3D printing. Setup for the 3DEMO at Boshuys...
BREDA UNIVERSITY | capstone project

BREDA UNIVERSITY | capstone project

For the fifth year in a row I participated in the Capstone Project of the Hotel Management course at Breda University as the lecturer of ‘Design Thinking and Prototyping’. After the lecture I coach and judge all the groups on the development of their first rapid prototype, and bestow the team with the best failure a custom ‘lemon award’ – to communicate how important it is in a design process to take risks and make mistakes. The lemon part of the award can be screwed open to reveal a block of post-it notes, this represents a perfect example of the power of failure: an experiment in glue development made the substance semi-sticky. Someone made the very smart call to turn it into a product you can easily peel off, turning it into one of the most successful products ever...
FILOSOFEST | VR philosophy experiments

FILOSOFEST | VR philosophy experiments

Together with Frederik Theuwis I hosted an evening session for around 25 philosophy students and professionals at BANK15 in Tilburg, where we experimented with custom made VR environments to encourage in depth interaction among the participants. With some simple modifications of 360 degree photography we created an alternate dimension of the same space we were in that evening – paired up the players and gave them different challenges. Based on the interactions that took place, participant responses and everyone’s overall enthusiasm the event boosted our confidence that there’s a lot of potential in using VR for abstract research purposes.  ...
SINGULARITY U | 3DEMO’s 2018

SINGULARITY U | 3DEMO’s 2018

I’m regularly invited by SingularityU The Netherlands to host the tech demo about digital manufacturing during their innovation programs. Using 3D printed samples of applications with an interesting story I’m simultaneously showcasing many different printable materials (like metal, full color, ceramics, silicone / rubber, wood, high temp, ultra detail, …). With a complementary visual presentation I bring another 50+ stories with me collected in themes like software, hardware, medical, military, fashion and promising experiments. Sometimes I start 3D scanning the participants, and last time even ended up combining their busts with game- or movie characters – edited on the spot and produced right after.        ...
CUBISS | taalhuis, DURF! and the library of the future

CUBISS | taalhuis, DURF! and the library of the future

This year I’ve kept working with Cubiss on a regular basis – on different types of projects; The further development of the playful impact tool ‘Talas‘: Together with the team behind DURF! – an inspiring online magazine and offline platform for innovation in the library sector – I helped develop a new pay-off to explain their corporate identity: DURF: verzamel(t) de moed. “DARE: collect(ed) courage”. Leading a creative session with library leaders about strategic innovation proposals for 2019, applying the Lego Serious Play...
SINGULARITY U | SUMMIT 2017

SINGULARITY U | SUMMIT 2017

I regularly give 3DEMO’s at Singularity U’s Innovation Hub in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In 2017 I also got a chance to present some inspiring stories / applications at their major event of the year: The SU Summit. Main themes were Innovative Materials (4D), Artificial Intelligence (Topology Optimization), Medical (Prosthetics), Architecture, Automotive, Fashion, Food, Music and...
3D STORYTELLING | Metropool Regio Eindhoven

3D STORYTELLING | Metropool Regio Eindhoven

In a collaboration with Ralf Fleuren / Bliqsem we took the team of MRE on a journey to the heart of their corporate story. In one single day we moved from words to symbols to visuals and finally (self-designed) 3D objects. These were 3D printed afterwards and used as tangible tools for dialogue in their developments ahead.  ...
LEMON AWARD | NHTV Breda 2016

LEMON AWARD | NHTV Breda 2016

As part of a guest lecture at NHTV Hotel and Facility Management about prototyping I created a 3D printed trophy for the best failure of the day. We wanted to communicate how important it is in a design process to dare and make mistakes.   Lemon is a synonym for failure, but when life gives you lemons – make lemonade.! Just like the invention of Post-It’s: a failure in glue development made it semi-sticky. Someone made the very smart call to turn it into a product you can easily peel off....