May 2022

3/1–5/31/2022
IDZ Event

#UXDA22: Open for Submissions!
Make it count! The second of the two 2022 UX Design Awards Calls for Participation is open for submissions. Enter your best work by 31 May 2022!

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Details on how to enter and the competition dates are available on the Awards Website.

5/12–22/2022

Berlin Design Week 2022
A physical BNDNWK is planned again for 2022, and will be accompanied by an online program. The guiding theme is “Higher Purpose”.

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How will we shape our future? Like many others, we have been asking ourselves over the past year what path to take after the Corona crisis. We believe that now is the time for transformational change and new perspectives.

The great challenge of our time is to develop concepts that reduce our consumption – and with it our production, use of resources, and pollution – while improving our quality of life in a sustainable way. In doing so, we must consider different aspects: Environmental and climate protection, social equity, the economy, global networks and connectivity. What we need is innovation in production and the economy that does not compete with this idea – creativity is not limited to design, it also applies to science and technology.

As such, design can observe, mediate and provide solutions, it can define problems and also solve them. With this year's focus Higher Purpose, you are invited to think and define this "better future" and present ideas on how we can make it happen.

The application deadline is 18. March 2022. All information on the application process, selection criteria and costs can be found on our website, under APPLY.

Friday, 5/13/2022
7.00 pm–11.00 pm
IDZ Event

otl aicher 100:“there is no computer that calls for freedom”
Artificial intelligence and ethics - following on from Otl Aicher's essay “kulturen des denkens” (cultures of thinking)

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Welcome: Prof. Jeanine Meerapfel, filmmaker and president of the Academy of Arts and Prof. Karsten Henze, Chairman of the Board of the IDZ.

Excerpts from the films "Designlegende HfG" (1988) and "Otl Aicher, der Denker am Objekt" (1991) of the edition disegno of Peter Schubert Filmproduktion, publisher FSB

Discussion between Peter Schubert, film director and producer and
Wolfgang Reul, door handle philosopher at FSB

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Byung-Chul Han, philosopher, cultural scientist and author

Panel discussion with:
Lukas Brand, theologian, author of the book "Artificial Virtue. Robots as Moral Actors"
Lorena Jaume-Palasí, philosopher and founder of "The Ethical Tech Society"
Yasemin Keskintepe, art scholar and curator of the exhibition "Artificial Intelligence. Machines - Learning - Human Dreams" at the German Hygiene Museum, Dresden

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Christoph Neuberger, communication scientist, Executive Director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

In German language | Admission free

Please observe the current instructions and hygiene rules of the Akademie der Künste. You are required to wear an FFP2 mask in the entire Academy building.

Location:
Akademie der Künste, Plenary Hall at Pariser Platz
Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin

Transportation: S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100, 300

Time:
May 13, 2022, 7 to 9 p.m. (admission from 6:30 p.m.)
Afterwards: Get-together

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Thursday, 5/19/2022
5.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award | Online Talk “There is another way”
How does sustainable consumption succeed?

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In our online talk, three winners of the German Ecodesign Award show how sustainable consumption can succeed. We talk to them about the role design plays in solving current challenges and how their projects have developed since receiving the Ecodesign Award. In addition, Lisa Frien-Kossolobow, expert for sustainable consumption at the German Environment Agency, will explain the environmental consequences of our consumption decisions and what we can do in our everyday lives. Afterwards, there will be a moderated exchange between the speakers and the audience.

The talk will take place as part of SPOTLIGHT ON. The series of events of the German Ecodesign Awards focuses on former winning projects and their underlying themes in lectures, talks and workshops.

The talk is free of charge and will be held in German.

5/24–29/2022

Touring exhibition "Future is now!"
As part of the Coburger Designtage, the German Ecodesign Award will be showing the current winners from 24 to 29 May 2022.

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On the upper floors of the Parkhaus Mauer in the middle of Coburg, visitors can expect an unusual location that will not only be brought to life by our touring exhibition, but also by a diverse programme consisting of workshops, lectures, concerts and much more. With the megatrends "connectivity" and "neo-ecology", the Coburger Designtage focus on topics that will change our society and design in the long term.

June 2022

6/1–10/31/2022

Berlin Summer University of the Arts
The Berlin Summer University of the Arts will again offer a wide range of creative online and face-to-face courses from June to October.

Details

The workshop program of the Berlin University of the Arts is aimed at artists, advanced students and graduates of all artistic disciplines. An international team of lecturers and teachers introduces participants to the methods and discourses of contemporary art in a diverse and experimental way.

More info can be found here.

6/20–7/1/2022

German Ecodesign Award | Touring exhibition "Future is now!"
The touring exhibition of the German Ecodesign Award will be on display at the Circular Design Week Tirol from 20 June to 1 July 2022.

Details

Just like last year, the German Ecodesign Award will be visiting Austria also this year. At the Circular Design Week Tirol, the exhibition "Future is Now!" focusing on the winners of 2021 will be presented in Innsbruck from 20 June to 1 July. The exhibition will be framed by inspiring lectures, exciting workshops and information events on the topic of the circular economy. The latest information on the programme and the link for free registration can be found here.

Saturday, 6/25/2022
7.00 pm–10.30 pm
IDZ Event

otl aicher 100: “of course a car is also a sign”
Retrospective of Otl Aicher: Kritik am Auto, Munich 1984

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The IDZ continues its series of events with a retrospective of Aicher's exhibition and book "kritik am auto - schwierige verteidigung des autos gegen seine anbeter" [criticism of the car - difficult defence of the car against its worshippers].

7:00 p.m.
Welcome by Dr. Martin Mäntele, Head of the HfG Archive, Ulm

7:15 p.m.
Florian Aicher will begin by reporting on his collaboration on the exhibition and the book "kritik am auto". At the same time, he tries to relate criticism, as formulated by Otl Aicher in 1984, to the current scene.

Subsequently
Panel discussion:
Under changed conditions, what Otl Aicher formulated in 1984 applies today: "the concept alone obviously doesn't do it to get a good car." Today, we are concerned with how the car must be designed to be less dominant in the interaction with other means of transport and appear more compatible with the city. But also how senseless traffic can be avoided and desired mobility made possible. Questions that the panel will address.

Panelists:
Peter Wouda heads the Volkswagen Group Future Center Europe in Potsdam and, with his team, designs visionary studies for the VW Group. He tries to design answers for the future challenges from an industry perspective.

Prof. Lutz Fügener is head of the Design and Mobility course at the Faculty of Engineering at Hof University of Applied Sciences in Selb. For many years, he has been one of the best-known lecturers in Germany, training automotive designers. At the same time, he has repeatedly appeared in public with critical positions on the development of the car and the industry's priorities.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gebhard Wulfhorst, the holder of the Chair of Settlement Structure and Transport Planning at the Technical University of Munich, takes up the criticism of undesirable developments in mobility at the level of urban and transport planning. Traffic that does not arise in the first place through cleverly planned cities and regions also does not cause undesirable aspects.

Florian Aicher and the Hamburg journalist and critic Thomas Edelmann will jointly moderate the event.

Visitors can gain first-hand impressions of the architecture of the HfG and study some of the exhibition panels from 1984, which the HfG archive will set up in Ulm, the host of the event. In addition, "delta 1," the prototype of a sports car from 1967, will be on display in its original form. Created as a "study object for lightweight construction principles" by Henner Werner, Michael Conrad and Detlef Unger, graduates of the HfG Ulm, the car was presented in Aicher's book.

In German language. Admission free

Location:
Ulm HfG, Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm, Germany

Time:
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 7 to 9 p.m. (Admission from 6:30 p.m.).
Afterwards: Get-together

Wednesday, 6/29/2022
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards Talent Track: Award Winners
In his presentation, designer Tien Han Huang will show us how he created his award-winning project „Smart tights for stroke patients“.

Details

Nxti is developed for stroke patients suffering from hemiplegia. The textile muscle supports the muscles of the lower limb so that patients can stay in the correct position and rehabilitate themselves. Thanks to a variety of sensors in the clothing, patients can also monitor the condition of their muscles. The vibration motors will vibrate if the user puts his body weight on one side for too long and should show the user which muscles to activate accordingly.

UXDA-Jury member Tapani Jokinen on the project:

“Nxti is a great example of how new technologies can empower patients to self-rehabilitate at home. The combination of body movement sensors, vibrations for feedback and an easy-to-use mobile app provide intuitive user guidance. The concept enables patients to self-improve and to better adapt to workout programs. All important parts are removable and replaceable, prolonging the life cycle of the device.”

July 2022

6/1–10/31/2022

Berlin Summer University of the Arts
The Berlin Summer University of the Arts will again offer a wide range of creative online and face-to-face courses from June to October.

Details

The workshop program of the Berlin University of the Arts is aimed at artists, advanced students and graduates of all artistic disciplines. An international team of lecturers and teachers introduces participants to the methods and discourses of contemporary art in a diverse and experimental way.

More info can be found here.

6/20–7/1/2022

German Ecodesign Award | Touring exhibition "Future is now!"
The touring exhibition of the German Ecodesign Award will be on display at the Circular Design Week Tirol from 20 June to 1 July 2022.

Details

Just like last year, the German Ecodesign Award will be visiting Austria also this year. At the Circular Design Week Tirol, the exhibition "Future is Now!" focusing on the winners of 2021 will be presented in Innsbruck from 20 June to 1 July. The exhibition will be framed by inspiring lectures, exciting workshops and information events on the topic of the circular economy. The latest information on the programme and the link for free registration can be found here.

Wednesday, 7/6/2022
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards Deep Dive: Award Winners
On June 15, Leopold Hoepner and Antoine Nivet of why do birds will guide us through the #UXDA22 product award winning project "MusiCurve".

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MusiCurve is an easy-to-use software tool that allows users to change the intensity of a piece of music and adapt it to the dramaturgy of a film. The target audience is marketing, HR, social media managers and designers in companies with little or no knowledge of music software and teams that don't have the budget to hire a sound studio to score a film production.

UXDA jury member Tapani Jokinen on the project: "The concept of MusiCurve is brilliantly simple and easy to use. It requires no expertise and allows anyone to create a video with a perfectly matching sound in a self-explanatory way. The solution meets the needs of the target audience and significantly reduces the effort required for an elaborate and complex process."

Deep Dive: Award Winners presents outstanding projects from the professional award categories of Product and Concept. The format - live interactive presentations followed by a Q&A session - offers behind-the-scenes insights into award-winning projects and enables exchange with successful experience design teams.

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Wednesday, 7/13/2022
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards Deep Dive: Award Winners
In their presentation Senior User Experience Manager Thermomix Andreas Uhlenbrock (Vorwerk) and Principal UX Designer Stefan Bickelmann (Intive) walk us through their award-winning project „Cookidoo® “.

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Cookidoo® is the official recipe platform for Thermomix®, offering 75,000 success guaranteed recipes. The biggest wish of the community was to create and modify their own recipes. With the new feature "Created Recipes" it is now possible to create, import and modify favourite recipes, save all recipes in one place to cook them on Thermomix®. The experience of Vorwerk recipes comes with a clear structured interface, automated cooking settings and smart weighing steps.

Cookidoo® won the "UX Design Award | Public Choice 2022"

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