DEDICATED SPACES FOR CREATIVE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORK ON SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

Our spaces are designed to trigger innovative thinking, stimulate collaboration and facilitate those wishing to prototype their ideas. See how you can utilise our multi-purpose rooms for education, research, (business) projects, and the ever-so-necessary brain relaxation.

This is just a brief impression - we invite you to experience the full potential of our spaces first-hand. Please give or call or send an email if you'd like a tour. 

Upstairs

IDEATE
The first ideas
  • The ideal brainstorm setting
  • Often used for: lectures, presentations, group work, bigger events
  • Explore and analyse the context and problem. Be inspired by lectures, scientific research and gather new insight to come up with new ideas. 
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 54 
The first ideas
  • The ideal brainstorm setting
  • Often used for: lectures, presentations, group work, bigger events
  • Explore and analyse the context and problem. Be inspired by lectures, scientific research and gather new insight to come up with new ideas. 
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 54 


Lounge
Meet, Relax & clear your mind
  • Much-needed brain relaxation after hard work :-)
  • Often used for: informal brainstoms, catching up, ping-pong! 
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 5
Meet, Relax & clear your mind
  • Much-needed brain relaxation after hard work :-)
  • Often used for: informal brainstoms, catching up, ping-pong! 
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 5


CONCEPTUALISE
Translate ideas into concepts
  • With mobile tv screens, whiteboard and flip-overs
  • Often used for: project group work, meet-ups, creating the first ideas for prototypes
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 26
Translate ideas into concepts
  • With mobile tv screens, whiteboard and flip-overs
  • Often used for: project group work, meet-ups, creating the first ideas for prototypes
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 26


Prototype
Rapid prototyping and group work
  • Turn your concept into a prototype
  • Often used for: rapid prototyping and group work
  • Adjacent to workshops: easily switch between prototyping and group discussion
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 5
Rapid prototyping and group work
  • Turn your concept into a prototype
  • Often used for: rapid prototyping and group work
  • Adjacent to workshops: easily switch between prototyping and group discussion
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 5


mWorkshop
For all your woodwork
  • Too wood to be true! 
  • Often used for: project work, prototyping 
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 4
  • Before first use: Ask a DreamTeamer for a TeachTeam safety tour (at the desk or designlab@utwente.nl)
For all your woodwork
  • CNC milling machine Isel ICP4030
  • Table saw
  • Radial arm saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Belt sander
  • Hot wire foam cutter
  • Scroll saw


Personal projects

Do you want to use the laser cutter, 3D printer or other tools and machines for a personal project? Good news: we regurarly host a Makers Night to make this possible. Keep an eye on the agenda for the next dates and sign up.

During regular opening hours, both workshops are only used for projects that are research or education related.

eWorkshop
For electronic projects & rapid prototyping
  • Often used for: testing, evaluating and improving concepts (e.g. specs of 3D printing & Laser cutting)
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 4
  • Before first use: Ask a DreamTeamer for a TeachTeam safety tour (at the desk or designlab@utwente.nl)
For electronic projects & rapid prototyping
  • Lasercutter Trotec SP500 max size 1250 mm by 700 mm
  • 3D printers: Ultimaker 2, 2E, 3, Formlabs Form 3L
  • Sewing machine
  • Adjustable power supply 42V 10A
  • Oscilloscope Siglent SDS 1202CNL+
  • Digital multimeter Fluke 8808A
  • Signal generator Siglent SDG1025


INFORM
SPREAD THE WORD
  • Offering space for bigger groups, can be closed to be public offering a more intimate setting
  • Often used for: creative business sessions, lectures, workshops, meetings & conferences
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 26
SPREAD THE WORD
  • Offering space for bigger groups, can be closed to be public offering a more intimate setting
  • Often used for: creative business sessions, lectures, workshops, meetings & conferences
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 26


PLAYGROUND
Play with Impact
  • Often used for: research, experimenting with advanced technology and showcasing (DesignLab) projects
  • With motion tracking sensors
  • Open area
Play with Impact
  • Often used for: research, experimenting with advanced technology and showcasing (DesignLab) projects
  • With motion tracking sensors
  • Open area


Learn-X / Inspire
Collaborative educational spaces and technology
  • Often used for: experimenting with technology in education, large exhibitions of student prototypes, big group projects
  • Aims to support creative didactical concepts 
  • Max. capacity Inspire: 28
  • Max. capacity Learn-X: 19
Collaborative educational spaces and technology
  • Often used for: experimenting with technology in education, large exhibitions of student prototypes, big group projects
  • Aims to support creative didactical concepts 
  • Max. capacity Inspire: 28
  • Max. capacity Learn-X: 19


Please note: COCKPIT, CAPTAIN, MEET, PHILOSOPHYLAB, ROBOLAB EN CO-DESIGNLAB are non-bookable rooms. You will find members of the DesignLab DreamTeam, Operational Team and Management Team in here :-). 

Downstairs

CAPTURE
Let's get digital!
  • Often used for: photography, videography, audio recording, virtual reality and digital design
  • Equipment: camera gear, video lights, editing workstation, audio recording device, VR headset, backdrops incl. green screenCurrent max capacity with corona measures: 3
  • Before first use: Ask a DreamTeamer for a TeachTeam safety tour (at the desk or designlab@utwente.nl)
Let's get digital!
  • Often used for: photography, videography, audio recording, virtual reality and digital design
  • Equipment: camera gear, video lights, editing workstation, audio recording device, VR headset, backdrops incl. green screen
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 3
  • Before first use: Ask a DreamTeamer for a TeachTeam safety tour (at the desk or designlab@utwente.nl)


INVITE
Welcome to DesignLab, world
  • Primarily used for hosting external guests and high-profile intimate meetings
  • Available: conference table, chairs, beamer, and coffee corner
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 4
Welcome to DesignLab, world
  • Primarily used for hosting external guests and high-profile intimate meetings
  • Available: conference table, chairs, beamer, and coffee corner
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 4


CONNECT
Creative desk work
  • Many set-ups available due to innovative shape of the desks
  • Often used for: workshops, longer period of group desk work, project group meetings
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 8
Creative desk work
  • Many set-ups available due to innovative shape of the desks
  • Often used for: workshops, longer period of group desk work, project group meetings
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 8


PLAY
Gather round your ideas
  • Often used for: brief, creative team brainstorms
  • Make your mark: visualise your ideas on the writable glass plate in the table, or on the walls. 
  • Give it a spin - the glass plate in the table can turn 360 degrees so you pass on the idea to a team member.
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 3
Gather round your ideas
  • Often used for: brief, creative team brainstorms
  • Make your mark: visualise your ideas on the writable glass plate in the table, or on the walls. 
  • Give it a spin - the glass plate in the table can turn 360 degrees so you pass on the idea to a team member.
  • Current max capacity with corona measures: 3


Please note, not open for bookings:

RECHARGE is a small lounge area, a non-bookable place to re-energise. SHARE is being used by staff members of DesignLab (Project Management and Marketing/Communications). EMPATHISE & INTERACT are currently being re-designed. 

Floor plan

See where to find which space in DesignLab. 

Questions?

DesignLab DreamTeam

Contact us for the day-to-day information about DesignLab (or to exchange brilliant new ideas).