Interaction Design and Children

International Workshop

August 28-29 2002
Eindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands





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The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) was established in 1956 as a polytechnic. It has grown into a technical university with eight departments that have 12 MSc engineering programmes and 3 first-degree teacher-training programmes in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. In addition, the TU/e's Stan Ackermans Institute has ten postgraduate technological design programmes. Within EUFORCE various postgraduate courses are organised.

The TU/e in 2000 has approximately 3000 employees, 300 professors, 6000 students, 200 postgraduate students, 450 PhD students, 20,000 graduated engineers, 1000 Masters of Technological Design, and has awarded 2000 PhD degrees. There are about 100 student associations for social, sports, cultural and study activities and fifteen alumni associations.
The TU/e is part of the European university networks CESAER, Santander and CLUSTER, and has joint projects with universities from all over the world.

If you would like to know more about the Eindhoven University of Technology, please follow the links:
General information about TU/e
Slideshow about TU/e

The city of Eindhoven

Eindhoven differs from ordinary towns in many ways. It is a town that has to be discovered to truly appreciate it. Spaciously planned, internationally oriented, young and alive with activity. Eindhoven's unique contemporary character is the result of its whirlwind development from a small provincial town to one of Europe's most modern regional capitals.

Today Eindhoven and environs has more than half a million inhabitants and has expanded into a commercial, industrial and cultural centre of international standing. With everything to match. World-famous companies, the highest concentration of high-tech industry in the Netherlands, its own airport and excellent hotels and conference centres. But also a unique shopping centre, Heuvel Galerie, accommodation for large-scale events (Beursgebouw), Holland Casino and the Frits Philips Music Hall. It has every facility in the field of culture, sports and recreation. Eindhoven is surrounded by the most beautiful natural scenery. And still the friendliness, that is typical for this region, has remained!

More information about Eindhoven:
Eindhoven Tourist Information Office

The Netherlands

The Netherlands is situated in the lowlands of north-west Europe, bordered to the east by Germay and to the south by Belgium. To the north and west lies the North Sea. Much of the country is below sea level and the land is criss-crossed by lakes, rivers and canals. The Netherlands has a total land area of around 40,000 square kilometres. The name Holland is frequently used instead of the Netherlands, but this actually refers to the western coastal provinces, North and South Holland, which have played an important part in the country's history.

The Netherlands has a population of nearly 16 million people and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam. The main cities are Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven.

Links about the Netherlands:
The world factbook/ the Netherlands
The site of the Netherlands board of tourism