Participatory Systems


Defense Geertje Slingerland – Friday 18 February 2022

Date: February 18, 2022

With lots of pleasure we would like to invite you to the defense of one of our Participatory Systems Lab Members Geertje Slingerland of her PhD thesis entitled “Together we make places: Designing connections in urban spaces” on Friday 18 February 2022 at 10:00 CET. Prior to the defense, she will organize a brief presentation of her research at 9:30 CET.

The defense will be held in Senate Hall at TU Delft Aula (Mekelweg 5 in Delft). The defense will also be live-streamed for which we will share the link in due time.

Link to the thesis: “Together we make places: Designing connections in urban spaces”

Prof.dr.F.M. Brazier – Keynote at the IEEE Symposium starts September 13th

Date: September 13, 2022

Prof.dr.F.M.Brazier will give a Keynote at the 7th IEEE International Symposium of System Engineering. Virtual, starts September 13th.

“Embracing complexity”
Complexity is a challenge with which all designers and engineers of complex socio-technical systems are confronted. This challenge is key to creativity and innovation and as such needs to be embraced and not throttled. As new materials, technologies, environmental considerations and insights emerge so does the realization that system designs need to be able to adapt during the course of their lifespan (and not only during the course of their development) to support participation of multiple (types of) actors and potentially evolving needs and desires. The values and mission on which a system’s design is based are crucial and leading in this process. The need for new value-based approaches to system design and engineering are the focus of this talk.