Circular Design Forum

Get in the loop!


Our first Circular Design Forum on June 14 brought together designers, scientists and experts from multiple countries at EUREF Campus in Berlin discussing sustainable design approaches. In panel talks & workshops, the speakers gave insight into circular economies, political frameworks and future-orientated business models. The speakers included Leyla Acaroglu, Arndt Pechstein and Anne Raudaskoski.


CN-BC

Joint Brokerage Events


Organized in cooperation with the +86 design sharing platform in Beijing, the JBE on May 11 will focus on re-branding, reinventing food products, designing food packaging and service design.

The event is aimed at Berlin and Chinese companies working in the fields of design and sustainable technologies.



Design Views

Additive Addicted


Don't miss our new Design Views exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum: In the work of design collective Additive Addicted technologies of digital manufacturing and the millennia-old material porcelain meet and interact with one another. This way, objects with delicate, highly complex structures that resemble textiles were developed.


Happy Holidays

from the IDZ-Team!


We wish you happy holidays and a new year full of peace, love, health, happiness and hope. May it be less turbulent than the outgoing one!

We will be back for you on 3 January. Stay healthy – and if you can, stay home!

Your IDZ team




Call For Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF21


The #IDF21 will focus on the user-centric design of future-oriented interiors, mobility and rail traffic.

The application deadline is November 15th.


IDZ virtual Meetup

The Inconvenience Space


“As if we were a nation of morons!” - When we heard Erik Spiekermann on the radio the other day, ranting in his usual sharp-tongued way about the election posters for the upcoming super election, we knew immediately: This is our candidate for the pre-election meetup on 23 September!

We look forward to your registration!

Photo: Norman Posselt


CN-BC

Joint Brokerage Events


Organized in cooperation with the +86 design sharing platform in Beijing, the JBE on 3 June will focus on re-branding, reinventing food products, designing food packaging and service design.

The event is aimed at Berlin and Chinese companies working in the fields of design and sustainable technologies.



#UXDA22

Open for Submissions!


Join the global experience leadership community –

Enter your best work for the UX Design Awards 2022 by November 30!

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


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Jury & Expo


In its meeting on 16 September, the #BPEcodesign19 jury nominated 31 projects out of 130 accepted submissions for the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2019.

The special exhibition at the Designers' Open in Leipzig from 25 to 27 October offers a last chance to see last year's prizewinners and nominees.




Meetup

News from Africa


On 24 January, Rolf Mehnert from Fuenfwerken Design AG and UX expert Gunnar Krüger will present their experiences from their stay in Africa. Together with the Nairobi Design Institute they organized an interesting workshop in Africa. The topic: »Mobility in Nairobi«.


COVID-19 Update

Information and advice


The effects of the COVID-19 are becoming more apparent every day. We have compiled a page for you with information and tips in connection with the Corona Virus.

Here, we will collect information and advice related to the pandemic that may be of interest to you: Canceled events, links, tips and advice on how to deal with the situation.




Berlin Showroom

Call for Participation


Berlin Showroom A/W 20/21 offers group presentations in Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Zurich and Tokyo as well as a B2B online showroom!

Berlin-based fashion labels can apply to participate until January 4th.


EcoDesign Circle 4.0

EcoDesign Sprint 4.0


In mid-November we conducted the pilot of the EcoDesign Sprint 4.0.

Peter Post, Managing Director of Scholz & Volkmer and expert in service and UX design, and Markus Vihma, consultant for circular design and recycling management, developed numerous ideas for digital services with representatives of the management and various divisional managers of a large German furniture manufacturer.


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Exhibition finissage


On 25 November, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and the President of the Federal Environment Agency Maria Krautzberger honoured the twelve winners of the Federal Ecodesign Award 2019. You can find all the award-winning projects on the newly designed Award-website.

The application period for the Federal Ecodesign Award 2020 starts in January.





IDZ Virtual Meetups

IDZ members exchange information


Every Thursday at 10 am we invite you to our virtual meetup. It is a platform for questions. For the exchange of experiences and offers. For insights into current projects, spontaneous thoughts, ideas and impulses. For policy requests.

We look forward to your ideas, offers and topic suggestions for upcoming virtual meetups!


EcoDesign Circle 4.0

Designsprint


SMEs that want to advance the topic of circular economy and tackle the transition from linear to circular business models are cordially invited to apply for the EcoDesign Sprint 4.0 pilot organized by the IDZ as part of the EU project EcoDesign Circle 4.0!

Application deadline is 28 October.


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.


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. The first of the four sessions will be held on September 16.



50 years IDZ

Discussion Evening


50 years ago the IDZ was opened in Budapester Straße in Charlottenburg. Exhibitions were shown, lectures were held - and debates were fierce.

On April 17th, to the day on the 50th anniversary of the IDZ, we would like to take up the debates held at that time under the theme "The Human Measure: Making Cities Worth Living in" in the Stadtwerkstatt.


Cornelia Horsch

† 24 August 2019


"Being able to fall asleep when one is tired and being able to let off a weight that has been lugged for a long time, is a delight, a marvellous fact."
(Hermann Hesse)

We say goodbye to the long-time director of the IDZ, our always inspiring colleague and dear friend Cornelia Horsch. With her positive attitude to life, her humour and her unbridled energy, she has left a lasting impression on the IDZ.


UX Design Awards

2021 Awards Ceremony


Congratulations to all UX Design Awards 2021 winners and nominees who were honored at this year's Virtual Award Ceremony.All awarded projects can be found on the UX Design Awards' website, as well as the recording of the award ceremony!

If you feel inspired, you can register for #UXDA22 right away: the call for the next awards season has already been launched!



Transforming People & Places II

Redesigning the Asphalt


On April 30, the second event in the series, which was launched in cooperation with Archimedes Exhibitions, will once again focus on urban mobility – from urban design and smart mobility to sharing and participation and climate change.

The series creates space for exchange and discussion between the designers and residents of our city.


Berlin Showroom
Autumn/Winter 21/22


The DACH Showroom continues this season. In Vienna, Berlin and Tokyo, buyers have the opportunity to view the fall/winter collections of 19 designers, including nine from Berlin. In the new virtual showroom, buyers and press representatives can also experience the collections digitally and call up all relevant information.


UX Design Awards

Virtual Award Ceremony


The recording of the UX Design Awards 🏆 Virtual Award Ceremony 2020 is now online on the #UXDA20-website.

We are happy to present the best in UX and CX in 45 Minutes, with outstanding solutions in health, education, culture, communication, business, sports, and many talented young guns!


German Ecodesign Award 2021

Nominees announced


The jury has convened and nominated 25 submissions, including imaginative packaging solutions, new ideas for the clothing industry, and innovations from more niche sectors such as fishing.

All nominees are presented on the website of the Bundespreis Ecodesign.


IDZ members

introduce themselves


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.


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Competition 2021


This year, the highest state award for ecological design is being presented for the tenth time.
A good occasion to look back on the many inspiring projects!

Information on the anniversary programme will follow shortly.


EcoDesign Circle 4.0

Designsprint


SMEs that want to advance the topic of circular economy and tackle the transition from linear to circular business models are cordially invited to apply for the EcoDesign Sprint 4.0 pilot organized by the IDZ as part of the EU project EcoDesign Circle 4.0!


EcoDesign Circle 4.0

Designsprint


SMEs that want to advance the topic of circular economy and tackle the transition from linear to circular business models are cordially invited to apply for the EcoDesign Sprint 4.0 pilot organized by the IDZ as part of the EU project EcoDesign Circle 4.0!


UX Design Awards

Deep Dive Award Winners


On October 27, UX designer Jane Park will take us through her award-winning project Hi CELLA. Hi CELLA is an application that provides online instruction, coaching, and communication services for elementary school students.

We are streaming the conversation live in English on Linkedin and Zoom.


IDZ virtual Meetup

German Design Graduates


As a supporter of the German Design Graduates, the IDZ has awarded free annual memberships to three participants. Congratulations to Tobias Trübenbacher, Abdelrahman Ibrahim and Tien Han Huang! The three will present their projects on 28 October at the IDZ Meetup in the exhibition at KGM Berlin. We will be streaming live via Zoom.

We look forward to your registration!


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!

Become a member



Network for Design Knowledge & Expertise


IDZ members

introduce themselves


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.


About IDZ



Design is a people-centered approach to create positive change.


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.