Futury is a students association that aims to help students to implement their design knowledge. The faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft contains three masters: Integrated Product Design (IPD), Strategic Product Design (SPD) and Design for Interaction (DfI). Study association i.d is the faculty wide association that organizes activities, workshops and events for all Industrial Design Engineering students. Because of the Dutch oriented nature of the association, three new master societies were founded to better match both national and international students.
Futury, the society of the Integrated Product Design master, aims to help all IPD-master students by giving them opportunities to refine their skills, define their goals and design their future. In the past year of its existence, the members organized two master identity days, which consists of workshops on laser cutting and surface modelling.
A lecture about injection moulding was organized as a guest lecture given by representatives from Tweetonig, a consultancy based in Rotterdam, an expert in the field. They brought several samples of products and explained how the injection moulding process works in the production of those objects.
The association also aims to help students succeed in their courses: for instance, a workshop about video making was held in the faculty. Specifically, there is a mandatory course where students are required to produce a video about their own concepts. The course does not include tutorials on how to edit a video, as a consequence, the student association provided a complete workshop on the various softwares available, including in-depth explanations of their functions and main commands.
The board is currently busy organizing new events for the semester and providing an online website with inspiration sources, a collection of the projects made in the faculty and other kinds of support material for students. New events coming up focus on enhancing the drawing skills of students using a learning by doing together approach. On top of that, a 3D rendering short course will take place in addition to graphic layout and data representation workshops. These initiatives are put forth by students as well and the task of the board includes scouting for such students with relevant skills on an expertise and and inviting them to share their knowledge with their fellow peers.
You can find Futury on Facebook at www.facebook.com/futuryio and soon their official website will be online.
It is nice to notice that students take care of sharing their passions in order to increase the quality of education within the faculty.