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June 2021

3/9–6/6/2021
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards 2021: Call for Particpation
Global competition for outstanding experience design

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The next UX Design Awards are coming up! From March 9 to May 31 (extended until June 6, 2021), companies, agencies, professionals and up-and-coming designers worldwide are invited to submit their best work for the global competition for outstanding experience design. Make it Count!

from 5/27/2021 12.00 am
to 6/6/2021 12.00 am

Berlin Design Week
BNDNWK will take place in 2021 under the motto "New Traditions" with a hybrid program of exhibitions, showrooms, workshops and the OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS.

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Every spring, BERLIN DESIGN WEEK presents new thinking and design approaches that envision and shape our future. New challenges set new standards: Digitally and physically, the current theme of the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK "NEW TRADITIONS" is taken up more than ever in its diverse formats.
Crises require a discourse for forward-looking strategies. Clear, sustainable and trend-setting design can usher in a new normality. Business, research and decision-makers need the creative power of design, its fresh ideas, new strategies and concepts for a society in transition and vice versa.

From the opening with the showrooms at Bikini Berlin, the DESIGN POOL, to the closing highlight, the OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS, the BNDNWK offers a variety of formats. Exhibitions, showrooms, talks and guided tours to workshops, screenings and conferences enliven the design world over eleven days at various locations in Berlin and online.

Designers, artists, studios, cultural institutions, universities and companies can still apply to participate in the curated program 2021 until March 31.

6/3–7/1/2021
8.30 am–11.30 am
IDZ Event

CN-BC Joint Brokerage Event: Innovating Food Brands, Products and Culinary Experiences in cooperation with +86
In cooperation with the +86 design sharing platform in Beijing, the focus will be on re-branding, reinventing food products, designing food packaging and service design.

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The digital Joint Brokerage Event (JBE) is a matchmaking event for Berlin and Chinese companies active in the fields of design and sustainable technologies. Organized in collaboration with our Chinese network partners, they offer a mix of talks and matchmaking with 1-on-1 business matchmaking calls.

If you would like to attend one of these events or are interested in learning more, please contact magdalena.jaster@idz.de and register in the members area of the CN-BC website.

Thursday, 6/3/2021
5.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event

SPOTLIGHT ON | #1 Online Event "Shifting Boundaries"
As part of the anniversary year, the German Ecodesign Award kicks off the SPOTLIGHT ON event series on 3 June with a virtual talk at the BNDNWK.

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Themed Shifting Boundaries, former award winners Marcella Hansch, Tobias Becker and Lea Schücking will present their projects and discuss, among other things, how good ideas can be put into practice. The discussion will be moderated by Liza Sander, who researches and teaches on the topics of circular design and circular society at HTW Berlin and HfK Bremen.

Please note: The presentation will be held in German!

6/10–11/2021
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award at the Week of the Environment
Under the motto "This is how the future works!", informative presentations and discussions on key future issues will be on the agenda at the Digital Week of the Environment on June 10 and 11.

Tuesday, 6/15/2021
3.00 pm–4.30 pm

Circular Design HOW TO?
EcoDesign Tools in practice

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Schedule:

- Introduction by moderator Tapani Jokinen (Fraunhofer IZM)
- Designers’ feedback to the Learning Factory by Ronja Scholz (Fraunhofer IZM)
- EcoDesign Audit by Harri Moora (EKJA) - TBC
- EcoDesign Sprint and Circularity in Service Design Practices by Juha Kronqvist & Zeynep Falay von Flittner (Hellon)
- Open discussion

The event is organised by Estonian Design Center and held in cooperation with the EcoDesign Circle project and its partners.


Please register here!

Wednesday, 6/16/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm


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“Minimic” combines automated imaging with AI-powered image analysis to support diagnostic tasks in medicine and life sciences. The current focus is on automated detection of malaria and tuberculosis.

The format, live interactive presentations followed by a Q&A session, offers a behind-the-scenes look at award-winning projects and spotlights key team members. We will be streaming the conversation live in English on Linkedin and Zoom.

More info and registration.

Thursday, 6/17/2021
5.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event

General Members Meeting 2021 of the IDZ
We cordially invite our members to the virtual general meeting and look forward to active participation. We will send you the registration link (zoom) by mail in due time.

Thursday, 6/24/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

IDZ virtual Meetup
Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich present their book "Airport Wayfinding", just published by Niggli Verlag.

Details

In their book, the authors set out to explore the unique identities of guidance systems at over a hundred different airports, examining the storied past, current challenges and promising future of airport wayfinding around the world.

As managing directors of the design studio Moniteurs, they and their team focus on orientation, corporate design and digital products. Among other things, they are responsible for the concept and planning of the guidance and orientation system of BER Airport. They are currently working for Munich, Hanover, Zurich and Chicago airports.

As always, there will be an opportunity for exchange afterwards.

Please note: The presentation will be held in German!

Wednesday, 6/30/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

Talent Track: Award Winners | Siddharth Ahuja
In his presentation, UX designer Siddharth Ahuja walks us through his award-winning project “Yoguide”, developed as part of his final project at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

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According to research, blind people tend to be more obese compared to sighted people, as it is difficult for them to leave their homes to exercise.

The Yoguide app aims at helping the visually impaired to do yoga on their own at home. It acts as a personal trainer, keeping an eye on people, providing specific instructions and correcting errors. It uses a phone camera with computer vision to detect the body's joints and orientation, compares it to correct orientations and guides people accordingly.

Info and registration

July 2021

6/3–7/1/2021
8.30 am–11.30 am
IDZ Event

CN-BC Joint Brokerage Event: Innovating Food Brands, Products and Culinary Experiences in cooperation with +86
In cooperation with the +86 design sharing platform in Beijing, the focus will be on re-branding, reinventing food products, designing food packaging and service design.

Details

The digital Joint Brokerage Event (JBE) is a matchmaking event for Berlin and Chinese companies active in the fields of design and sustainable technologies. Organized in collaboration with our Chinese network partners, they offer a mix of talks and matchmaking with 1-on-1 business matchmaking calls.

If you would like to attend one of these events or are interested in learning more, please contact magdalena.jaster@idz.de and register in the members area of the CN-BC website.

7/14–30/2021
10.00 am–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

Touring Exhibition 2021
"SPOTLIGHT ON – 59 ideas to make the world more sustainable" is the title of this year's touring exhibition, which is part of a varied anniversary programme. The ceremonial opening on 14 July will take place online this year. For the public, the exhibition opens already on 6 July on the premises of the Kunstverein in MIK Museum Information Kunst Ludwigsburg.

Thursday, 7/29/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

IDZ virtual Meetup
In the lecture "YNNOVATION CARDS – developing new ideas playfully", the team of unyt.berlin will present their newly developed creative method.

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With the YNNOVATION CARDS, the industrial design agency unyt.berlin has developed a methodical set of cards in the context of its own design thinking workshops. The total of 27 playing cards are intended to be used during the idea-finding phase within development processes. Through their impulses, new creative approaches to solutions are to be found. In a compact online presentation, the cards are presented for the first time.

unyt was founded in 2017 from various creative agencies and today has several branches in Germany. As an owner-managed full-service agency, it serves the B2B sector and specialises in strategic design developments of capital goods and high-tech systems. Its customers ranges from start-ups and SMEs to global corporations.

As always, there will be an opportunity for exchange following the lecture.

Please note: The presentation will be held in German!

August 2021

Thursday, 8/26/2021
4.00 pm–5.00 pm
IDZ Event
Thursday, 8/26/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

IDZ virtual Meetup
Helmut Ness and Jeremias Schmitt give an insight into the Fuenfwerken transformation programme "Leadership by Design".

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

In the transformation programme "Leadership by Design", Helmut Ness and Jeremias Schmitt lead us through three consecutive sprints with the aim of letting the participants themselves become the designers of their future. In moderated breakout sessions, they experience through their own doing how to gain clarity, structure challenges, recognise unexpected solutions, set the course for the future and produce concrete results.

At the IDZ Meetup, the two from Fuenfwerken want to convey the programme in an experiential way. In addition to an impulse and the active joint experience of an exercise from the programme, there will be an opportunity for exchange.

Please note: The presentation will be held in German!

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