Member of the Month

Theresa Werner


Our member of the month for February 2024 is engineer and industrial designer Theresa Werner.

Since last year, she has been working as a product designer at Karl Storz in Berlin, where she is involved in developing innovative and user-centered medical technology solutions at the interface between design and technology.



German Ecodesign Award 2023

Award ceremony


Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and UBA Vice President Dr. Lilian Busse presented twelve projects with the German Ecodesign Award on 4 December. You can find all the award-winning projects on the award website. Congratulations to the winners!

The application phase for the German Ecodesign Award 2024 starts on 22 January!



IDZ Virtual Meetup

Peter Post


Peter Post, UX and service design consultant, founder of circular-experience.org, managing director at Scholz & Volkmer and IDZ board member, will present the Circular Experience Library at the Virtual Meetup on May 25.

With its freely available UX design patterns for the Circular Economy, development costs are reduced, acceptance is increased and a consistent UX is created.


We are the IDZ!

Our members of the month


Since 2020, we have featured one of our members with a short video interview, which we publish monthly in our newsletter.

On our website, you can find all the interviews we have done so far.



International Design Forum


From passenger experience to connected vehicles - co-innovation for successful mobility solutions: IDZ and InnoTrans, the world's leading trade fair for transport technology and mobility, invite you to the “International Design Forum” (#IDF22) conference in Berlin on 21 September.

The complete program and further information can be found here.


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.



UX Design Awards – Autumn 2023: 11 Winners Announced


The UX Design Awards 2023 announced its second round of winners. From well over 500 participants from 54 countries, 158 were nominated to compete. The #UXDA23 jury selected 11 winners, two of which received Gold awards.

The winning projects are showcased in an online exhibition on the UX Design Awards website. Congrats to all winners; we are proud to share your work!



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.




IDZ Design Excursion

Retrotopia


On 11 July, IDZ member Silke Ihden-Rothkirch will guide us through the special exhibition “Retrotopia - Design for Socialist Spaces” at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin.

Silke was co-curator and editor in the project, which showcases little-known design projects from former socialist countries in Europe, including former Yugoslavia.


otl aicher 100

"there is nothing here that gives shade"


On October 20, our last event of the "otl aicher 100" initiative for the time being will take place: Karsten de Riese and Prof. Michael Klar will report in an anecdote-laden slide show about a motorcycle tour through the Tunisian desert, which they undertook together with Otl Aicher and his son Florian in 1975.
Photo: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München/Bildarchiv/Karsten de Riese




Berlin Showroom

goes Paris!


From 29 February to 3 March, Berlin Showroom will present five Berlin labels at the Tranoï fashion fair during Paris Fashion Week.

Pugnat, Vladimir Karaleev, CCY Currency, Dennis Chuene, and W1P will show their Autumn/Winter 24/25 collections.


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.


Merry Christmas

and Happy New Year!



'Tis the season! We wish you a Merry Christmas, restful and relaxing holidays and a good start to the New Year.

We will be back on 3 January!





DESIGN INSIGHTS #2

The Halle Process


On 19 June, we will continue our DESIGN INSIGHTS series with the presentation of the publication project “Der Halle-Prozess”. It deals with the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle of 9 October 2019.

Guests are Prof. Matthias Görlich, Maja Redlin and Nils Krüger from the study group Information Design (SI) of Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle.

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Berlin Showroom

Paris Fashion Week


Berlin Showroom will show the most exciting Berlin collections twice this year at Fashion Week in Paris: The Pre-Order event will kick things off from June 22 to 25, for the first time in cooperation with the Tranoï fashion fair.

The collections of Gina Melosi, Impari, Katharina Dubbick, Luise Zücker, Perlensau, Starstyling and Vladimir Karaleev will be on display.


UX Design Awards

Winner Announcement


On 1 March, we will unveil the winners of the UX Design Awards – Spring 2024. Among the 118 outstanding projects nominated, our esteemed jury has diligently chosen the finest.

Users worldwide can actively support their favorite projects by voting in the online poll for the UX Design Award | Public Choice before it concludes on 25 February.


Design Discourse

Designing Beyond Crises


What do we mean by a future worth living and how can we design it? How do we stay innovative and find workable solutions? Can creativity act as a catalyst?

We will discuss these and other questions in a panel discussion on 2 November in the context of the Berlin Science Week. Together with our member Archimedes Exhibitions, we invite you to join us at the AMDX Workshop.




Book Release

Visible. Women in Architecture


On 23 June, in our project space in the Metropolenhaus, together with Anke Illing, editor and photographer, and Dominika Hasse, professor for corporate and editorial design at the HAWK Hildesheim, we will present the illustrated book "SICHTBAR. FRAUEN IN DER ARCHITEKTUR”.

Registration by email is requested.


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

Deadline extended!


Gain international recognition. Strengthen your visibility. Earn credit and reputation. Join the global experience leadership community.

Enter now in the second round of #UXDA23: The call for this awards season is open until 2 June!




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 Conversations

Jury Digest


Watch again! Learn more about what our UX Design Awards judges look for when making their decisions. Which are the deciding criteria? What does it take to effectively communicate the value of design or the impact of a product?

We offer you first-hand, behind-the-scenes insights from the people who decide our design competition.


German Ecodesign Award

Call for entries


Until 15 April, companies of all industries and sizes, designers, and students from across Europe have the opportunity to submit their projects for the Federal Ecodesign Award. The focus is on innovative ideas that are convincing not only in terms of design but also in ecological aspects.

Applications can be made via the German Ecodesign Award website.


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 Ecodesign Award 2021

Call for applications


Until 18 April, innovative, well-designed, and sustainable projects can once again apply for the government's highest award for ecological design.

Applications can be submitted via the website of the German Ecodesign Award.


otl aicher 100

kritik am auto


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“.

The evening of talks will take place on June 25, 2022 in the rooms of the former Ulm University of Design. Click here for registration!


UX Design Awards

Deep Dive: Award Winners


GoTyme Bank won not only one but two UX Design Awards in the product category. One for the app and one for the “kiosk”, a physical representation of the app.

In the UXDA Deep Dive on 14 February, Silvano D'Orazio will present the thinking and process behind this big success, and you can learn how to win two awards at one time.



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!


otl aicher 100

bread and games


This summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Otl Aicher created a style-defining design system for them with the rainbow as the color palette and a dachshund as the mascot.

On August 26, as part of our initiative otlaicher100.de, we will pay tribute to Aicher's contribution and discuss the political dimension of the games.



UX Design Awards

Nominees announced


We invite you to visit the UX Design Awards website to discover the nominees and their impressive work. The online exhibition showcases the nominees’ innovative solutions and creativity across various sectors.

Users worldwide can also actively support their favorite projects by voting in the online poll for the UX Design Award | Public Choice before it concludes on 25 February.


German Ecodesign Award

Exhibition at the Metropolenhaus



From 30 September to 3 October, all entries admitted to the jury session as well as the nominees of the German Ecodesign Award 2023 will be presented to the public at the Metropolenhaus Berlin.

Please check the website of the German Ecodesign Award for further info.



otl aicher 100

Online Platform


On May 13, Otl Aicher would have had his 100th birthday. The IDZ pays tribute to this great designer with the online platform www.otlaicher100.de - a curated space that provides information about his life and work and invites discourse.

It is flanked by a series of events that approach Otl Aicher's work from today's perspective.


German Ecodesign Award 2023

Award Ceremony


This year's winners of the German Ecodesign Award will be revealed in the atriums of the Federal Environment Ministry on 4 December.

Twenty-six nominated projects have the chance to receive the prestigious award.


UX Design Awards

Meet the Nominees!


From 544 participants from 54 countries, the #UXDA23 jury has nominated 158 projects to participate in the UX Design Awards - Autumn 2023.

Until 31 August, users worldwide have the opportunity to vote for their favorite project in the online exhibition.


UX Design Awards

Spring 2024


The deadline for the UX Design Awards – Spring 2024 call for participation has been extended to 2 December 2023.

Companies, agencies, professionals, and young designers worldwide are invited to enter their best work in three competition categories: “Product” and “Concept” for the professional sector and “New Talent” for up-and-coming designers. Best of luck for all entrants!


UX Design Awards – Autumn 2023: 11 Winners Announced


The UX Design Awards 2023 announced its second round of winners. From well over 500 participants from 54 countries, 158 were nominated to compete. The #UXDA23 jury selected 11 winners, two of which received Gold awards.

The winning projects are showcased in an online exhibition on the UX Design Awards website. Congrats to all winners; we are proud to share your work!

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.


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