Toolkit V2.0 in the making!

And we are off again! The Design Your Life team is busy designing the second version of the toolkit. The picture below shows the results from our brainstorm sessions. In a few months, the toolkit will be ready to be tested on a larger scale than we have done...

Version 1.0 done and ready for testing!

After many months of case studies we are finally ready to present you with the first overall version of the toolkit! The toolkit consists of many activities divided over six design phases. Depending on the users’ personal interest, they choose which activities they want to do. The toolkit then...

MURAL spotlights Design Your Life

Here in the Design Your Life team we use various essential tools to structure and perform our research. One of them is MURAL. This online whiteboard tool helps us to visualise information, identify underlying connections and discuss those connections in visual ways. One year ago we got in contact...

Design case spotlight: Femke Wonink

In October of 2021, Femke Wonink received her MSc Industrial Design Engineering for her Design Your Life (DYL) case study. Her DYL toolkit was inspired by the concept of everyday design, a form of design that emphasizes that the designing of artefacts does not end at the level of...

Deelnemers gezocht! Call for Participants!

*Dutch below* From February till April 2022 the course project ‘Designing for Specific Users’ will take place. During this project, students from Industrial Design Engineering at University of Twente will collaborate with people with a disability to design a product that empowers them in their day-to-day life. However, we...

Design case spotlight: Jasmijn Sagel

On January 19th, 2021, Jamsijn Sagel received her BSc Industrial Design Engineering for her Design Your Life-design case. Her design case was a pilot for the Design Your Life project. For her bachelor assignment, Jasmijn created ‘Good Trip!’: a co-design toolkit for young autistic adults and their carers to...

Did you know…?

Did you know… You can find us on our own website, dyl.utwente.nl, but also on Twitter (@designyourlives) and Instagram (@designyourlifetwente)? That our office at University of Twente is plastered with sticky notes? 471 at time of writing, to be exact. That we already completed 10 case studies? That we...

Design case spotlight: Denise Wien

Did you know that we already completed ten case studies to inform our Design Your Life method and toolkit? In this series we will highlight these case studies, starting with Denise Wien! Why case studies? In these case studies we are able to test different versions and/or different aspects...

Celebrating our next DYL-graduate: Arthur Panfilova

On Friday October 15th Arthur Panfilova presented his Bachelor thesis titled: ‘Redesign of a toolkit aimed toincrease the independence of young autistic adults’ at University of Twente. He can now call himself a BSc in Industrial Design Engineering! His thesis focussed on integrating the work of the first four...

Femke Wonink: our newest DYL-graduate

On Thursday October 14th, Femke Wonink succesfully defended her thesis with the title ‘TO BE AND TO BECOME AN EVERYDAY DESIGNER’. For her master assignment in Industrial Design Engineering (University of Twente), she answers the question: How can the concept of everyday design help YAA and their caregivers in selecting...