Course code TUD16
Course title What Technology can do in Context (Cultural, personal)
Institution Delft University of Technology
Course address Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering - Landbergstraat 15
City Delft - The Netherlands
Minimum year of study 3rd year
Minimum level of English Fluent
Minimum level of French None
Key words


Technology, Experience, Human, Culture, Design Context

Language English
Professor responsible Marieke Sonneveld (IDE); Annemiek van Boeijen
Participating professors


Marieke Sonneveld (IDE)

Annemiek van Boeijen

Number of places Minimum: 20, Maximum: 25, Reserved for local students:


In this course the students will explore how technology influences daily life, with an emphasis on the cultural and personal context. The course is mainly focussed on raising awareness for the impact of what technology can do in specific contexts; It will result in a personal stance of the participants on the topic, expressed through a design project.

During the course the students will work individually as well as in groups.


Programme to be followed


During the week the students will be exposed to (guest)lectures, videos, hands-on experiences, brief excursions and a design exercise to explore an application of technology.

In addition, we will have a social program to get familiar with each other and our surroundings. the diversity of the students’ backgrounds will be used for reflection on and understanding of what technology can do in different contexts and the roles our students could play.





Next to being interested in Technology, the participants have to be curious about people, about culture and have an open mind toward diversity in both people and culture.

Course exam


The exam consists of a (personal) portfolio built up during the course and an end (group) presentation.