Annemarie Mink


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Room number: 4.48 (Civil Engineering)
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Annemarie Mink (Oudesluis, 1980) studied Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology and graduated in 2006 (with honours) on the re-design of a Tasar silk reeling machine for rural women in eastern India. After graduation she continued working on the development of this machine, on behalf of the Dutch organisation ICCO, and in collaboration with the Indian organisation PRADAN. In 2010 the reeling machine was patented on her name and named Anna Tasar Reeling Machine. Currently, more than 200 machines are operational, running on solar power. Then, Annemarie worked 2 years for an engineering and consultancy company before returning to the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering as a PhD candidate in 2010. During her PhD research Annemarie investigated how product designer engineers can be guided to efficiently obtain comprehensive user insights in Design for Development projects. The developed “Capability Driven Design” approach ( aims to support designers to develop products and / or services that improve the well-being of their users by enabling them to choose the lives that they value. Since 2016, she is appointed a postdoctoral research position at the Sanitary Engineering Section of the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology. She is working on the DELTAP project (NWO WOTRO), which aims to provide safe drinking water to the people living in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta in Bangladesh and India by small-scale piped water supply (SPWS) systems. Her research focuses on mobile crowd participation: the development of a smartphone application for end-users of SPWS systems in order to monitor and evaluate these systems. Besides doing research, she guides Bachelor and Master students in conducting research and Design for Development projects.

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