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

Details

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".

Details

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.

More information and registration

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® “.

Details

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"

More information and registration

August 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.

Friday, 8/26/2022
7.00 pm–11.00 pm
IDZ Event

otl aicher 100: “we have bread, we have games”
Olympia as Politics, Olympia as Utopia, Olympia as Big Business - on the 50th Anniversary of the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics

Details

This day marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Summer Olympics in Munich. The Olympic Stadium was designed by Günter Behnisch and Frei Otto and became an architectural icon. The friendly colors in Otl Aicher's design, however, have shaped these games as a whole, and since then also our collective memory of the sporting event. The first Summer Games since 1936 in Germany were also a political issue - in this context, the participants of the event will discuss with each other.

In German language | Admission free

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

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

Time:
Friday, August 26, 2022, 7 to 9 p.m. (admission from 6:30 p.m.)
Afterwards: Get-together


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