Participated in two-day a workshop offered by the Graduate School of TU Delft, and took place at the Yes!Delft incubator. Topics included business model generation, business canvas, team-building challenges, lean startup, success/failure stories, etc. Participants (all doctoral students at the TU Delft) were divided into teams of 4, and each team had to pick one of the research topics of the group members to try and turn it into a business idea.
Our team picked a topic that was quite far from what I do: building vegetation (the vertical type that can be attached to the outside of a house or a building), that saves energy, prolongs the life of the building, provides better isolation (and thus reduces energy costs) and cleans the air from certain harmful material.
It was quite interesting that, despite the fact the remaining team members had no experience on the topic, we were able to contribute quite well to the business model/canvas, gaining traction, and ideas for generating profit. See photos below! (Full of post-its).
Presented both a poster and a demo at ICT Open 2015! This is my second participation in ICT Open after the 2012 edition, and this time it was held in De Flint theater, Amersfoort, over the course of two days. There was around 50 or more demos in the hallway, and plenty of interesting talks/events, however I had to stay by my demo (and poster) almost the whole time. Overall, there was plenty of interest especially in my app, and plenty of research/industry contacts made. It was also great to see my supervisor at TU Delft awarded the Dutch prize for ICT in 2014, though unfortunately she couldn’t come to accept it in person. See below the poster, and more photos from the event here.
Designed this flyer for distribution in primary schools in the designated target area in the province of South Holland! We need quite a number of children to participate in our upcoming app user study, at least 34.
I had so much fun participating in the 2013 edition of the Design Jam Amsterdam, that I have been in contact with the organizers and was added to the organizing team for 2014! This time the event will be hosted by the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), and will have many more sponsors. Looking forward for finding out what the design challenge will be this time, and how I could participate in making this series of events much more interesting.
Finally implemented the SC menu into the app. Here are some screenshots so you can see what is possible to do with it!