Written by Jasmijn van Weenen, CRISP member I-PE, The Patchingzone. In 2012, the Patchingzone launched Streetwise Billboards: a project in which the Patchingzone’s team, together with students of Zadkine South, a Rotterdam based vocational school, are developing an urban street game that not only aims to create playful urban environments but also tries to increase social c

Barely arrived at the SELEMCA lab or Alice and DARwIn had to perform for the general public during the 8th PhDO session of Waag Society (link). The PhDO sessions are a regular update of relevant topics in academia for artists as well as professionals in the Creative Industries.

I published an article about robots in healthcare for the online magazine 'Waterstof' of the 'Waterlandstichting'.

To boost the production of product-service systems in the health domain, SELEMCA recently started collaboration with TU Delft to design robots that support independent living of the elderly (those with light dementia).

SELEMCA’s Robert Paauwe was invited to the Glasgow School of Art to teach 18 students (Product Design, year 2) about interactive prototyping using Arduino. Starting at the 18th of November, the students had five days to design and create a working prototype.

The region Midden-Brabant will serve the coming two years as a national test bed for dementia care. New products and services to improve care for people suffering from dementia will be tested in the area of Tilburg and its surroundings.

In October 2013, SELEMCA initiated a project in coorperation with TU Delft to develop robots for elderly with dementia. In the past five months, students from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering have designed products and services with our technology.

Reaction from Pepijn Rijnbout, PhD candidate at Playful Interactions at TU/e: “The collaboration between science and business was discussed multiple times at the CRISP Visits to Ranj. Ranj is a dynamic company in which most projects do not have a long timespan.

10 April there will be a symposium on User Centered Design for Small and Medium Enterprises to celebrate the doctorate of Christinne de Lille. In the morning, several workshops about User Centered Design techniques are organized. We are glad to announce these workshops will be free of cost for every CRISP member.

On 22 April Wei Liu successfully defended his thesis about ‘Generation Y Interactions: Making the Office Catch Up. Wei Liu is currently involved in PSS101 of CRISP. The thesis of Wei Liu is about interaction in the public work context of Generation Y (born in the 1980s and early 90s).