German Ecodesign Award

Opening of the touring exhibition

From 6 July, this year's touring exhibition can be visited in the rooms of the Kunstverein at the MIK Ludwigsburg. With the nominees and award winners of the Federal Ecodesign Award 2019 and 2020, the double exhibition shows an outstanding range of sustainable projects for the world of tomorrow and provides information on central environmental issues.

IDZ Compact Training

Job Clarification

Investing in the beginning – this helps to avoid misunderstandings and annoyance. It releases energy for creativity and builds trust.

In September/October 2021, we will again offer an online compact training with IDZ coach and wirDesign co-founder Andreas Viedt with a total of four dates. On August 26, you will have the opportunity to get to know the program and the speaker in person and to ask your own questions.


UX Design Awards

Public Choice 2021

From over 400 submissions from more than 50 countries, the UX Design Awards jury has nominated 140 projects for the global competition for outstanding experience.

You can now vote for the "Public Choice" award until August 31. Head over to the #UXDA21-online exhibition now!

Best of luck to all nominees!

IDZ virtual Meetup

5W: Leadership by Design

On Thursday, August 26, IDZ board member and founding partner of Fuenfwerken Design AG, Helmut Ness, will take us on a short learning journey on the topic of "Leadership by Design" together with Jeremias Schmitt, Executive Director Strategy and Transformation.

We look forward to your registration!

Thu, 8/26
4.00 pm–5.00 pm

Thu, 8/26
5.00 pm–6.00 pm

IDZ virtual Meetup

Helmut Ness and Jeremias Schmitt give an insight into the Fuenfwerken ...

UX Design Awards

Global Competition

German Federal Ecodesign Award

EcoDesign Circle

Capacity Building

UX Design #LIVE


Purus Innovation Award

Ecodesign for SME


Design Discourse

Panel Talks

International Design Forum #IDF22

Design Excursion

Field Trips

Berlin Showroom

Design Promotion




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Anfang 2020 haben wir begonnen, in unserem monatlichen Newsletter ein IDZ-Mitglied des Monats vorzustellen.

Wir haben inzwischen vier dieser Beiträge auf der Website gesammelt, und hoffen, mit der Zeit einen interessanten Einblick in unsere Mitgliederstruktur zu geben.

50 Years IDZ

Design in Focus

As part of the IDZ's 50th anniversary, students of the Industrial Design and Communication Design courses at the HTW Berlin interviewed designers, scientists and entrepreneurs on the current role of design and their vision for its future.