December 2021

10/1/2021–4/30/2022
IDZ Event

Call for Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF22
Specialist conference at InnoTrans 2022, the global trade show for transport technology and mobility

Details

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) invites experts from research, design and business to participate in the "International Design Forum" #IDF22. Focusing on cross-sector cooperation and user-centred design in the mobility sector, the specialist conference is part of the official convention program of InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology and mobility (20 – 23 September 2022).

Please find more information on available speaker formats and possible topics here.

12/1/2021–2/28/2022
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards 2022: Open for Registrations
Global Competition for Excellent Experiences

Details

Companies, agencies, professionals, and young designers worldwide are invited to register for the next UX Design Awards call for entries starting 1 March 2022.

The UX Design Awards are a global competition for excellent experiences. Entrants can compete in three categories. Two are geared to the professional sector: “Product” for market-ready or new products, services, and experiential environments, and “Concept” for prototypes, service concepts, conceptual environments, advanced design studies, and research projects.

The third category, “New Talent,” is aimed at up-and-coming designers: students and graduates can enter their bachelor and master projects.

All details on how to enter and the competition dates and deadlines are available on the UXDA Website.

Monday, 12/6/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021| Award Ceremony
On December 6, Dr. Ulf Jaeckel, head of the department "Sustainable Consumption, Product-Related Environmental Protection" at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, and the president of the German Environment Agency, Dr. Dirk Messner, honored the winners of the German Ecodesign Award 2021.

Details

This year, 25 entries had the chance to win the German Ecodesign Award. Ten projects convinced the jury and can be proud of the highest state award for ecological design. Among them are novelties from the clothing industry, imaginative body care products and innovations from the building industry. Details of the winning submissions can be found in the online gallery on the website of the German Ecodesign Award.

Wednesday, 12/8/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

UXDA Deep Dive: Award Winners | MacPaw Inc.
CleanMyMac X - winner of the Product category at the 2021 UX Design Awards

Details

In his presentation Oleksandr Pronskyi, Lead Designer at MacPaw Inc., walks us through the project “CleanMyMac X", award winner in the Product category in the 2021 UX Design Awards.

“CleanMyMac X” is a macOS application designed to help users keep their Macs in order. With smart and easy-to-use tools, the app transforms the tedious task of maintaining computers into a pleasant experience. “CleanMyMac X” allows users to free up gigabytes of space, speed up their computer, and protect it from malware in just two clicks. Interactive hover effects, animations, and atmospheric sounds support the experience of optimizing a Mac.

More information and registration here!

January 2022

10/1/2021–4/30/2022
IDZ Event

Call for Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF22
Specialist conference at InnoTrans 2022, the global trade show for transport technology and mobility

Details

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) invites experts from research, design and business to participate in the "International Design Forum" #IDF22. Focusing on cross-sector cooperation and user-centred design in the mobility sector, the specialist conference is part of the official convention program of InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology and mobility (20 – 23 September 2022).

Please find more information on available speaker formats and possible topics here.

12/1/2021–2/28/2022
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards 2022: Open for Registrations
Global Competition for Excellent Experiences

Details

Companies, agencies, professionals, and young designers worldwide are invited to register for the next UX Design Awards call for entries starting 1 March 2022.

The UX Design Awards are a global competition for excellent experiences. Entrants can compete in three categories. Two are geared to the professional sector: “Product” for market-ready or new products, services, and experiential environments, and “Concept” for prototypes, service concepts, conceptual environments, advanced design studies, and research projects.

The third category, “New Talent,” is aimed at up-and-coming designers: students and graduates can enter their bachelor and master projects.

All details on how to enter and the competition dates and deadlines are available on the UXDA Website.

Wednesday, 1/12/2022
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

UXDA Deep Dive: Award Winners | HP Inc
HP Tango Smart Printer Setup Experience – winner of the Product category at the 2021 UX Design Awards

Details

In their presentation, Sogra Nishath, Director of Setup & Onboarding Experience, and Bob Stoss, Design Lead, walk us through the HP Tango Smart Printer Setup Experience project, winner of the 2021 UX Design Award in the Product category.


Tango is HP's first smart home printer. The vision: to deliver a world-class IoT experience for users. The entire customer journey from purchase to setup to use was redesigned to meet the vision. Tango's success is the result of many design disciplines and cross-functional teams working together to align the vision, design, and testing phases through multiple iterations - challenging the status quo at every stage of the design process to reinforce the needs of users and the business.

Register at ux-design-awards.com.

About the Project: HP Tango Smart Printer Setup Experience

UX Design Award | Product 2021 Winner.

UXDA jury member Werner Spicka on the project: "This product was not designed as a standalone device, but as part of an entire ecosystem. It transforms the printer from a plastic box somewhere on the desk to a beautiful piece of furniture. The focus on sustainability is visible in various touchpoints such as packaging, materials, ink management and more. The concise and beautifully illustrated step-by-step guide to setting up the product focuses on the user and eliminates problems others couldn't solve before."

About the format:

Deep Dive: Award Winners showcases outstanding projects in 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 interaction with successful experience design teams.
Moderation: Ake Rudolf, Head of Strategy / Award Director, International Design Zentrum Berlin (IDZ)

Thursday, 1/13/2022
4.00 pm–6.00 pm
Member of IDZ

XCAMP2022 - the online event for digital thought leaders
Xinnovations e.V. meets DXM - the research department for design and experimental materials research of the textile and surface design department of weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.

Details

The focus of the online event organized by IDZ-member Xinnovations e.V. together with DXM - the Research Department for Design and Experimental Materials Research of the Department of Textile and Surface Design at weißensee kunsthochschule berlin is the design of new materials in connection with health, future technologies, infrastructures and experimental architectures. On January 13, 2022, three panels will provide insight into the main topics, "digital health," "the future of crafts, design and making," and "kinetic responsive surfaces for architecture."

More information and registration

Tuesday, 1/18/2022
2.00 pm–3.30 pm

Circular Design HOW TO? - Circularity in Logistics
In this year’s first “How To?” webinar we will take a closer look into how circular design and sustainability can be implemented in logistics sector.

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In the seventh installment overall of the "How To?" webinar series, we will take a closer look at how circular design and sustainability can be implemented in the logistics sector. We'll hear from Estonian company Bepco, which offers reusable transport packaging. We will also be inspired by the challenges and successes of a German climate-neutral urban logistics service, Kiezkaufhaus. IDZ board member Peter Post will be among the speakers!

Topic: Circularity in Logistics
Speakers: Margus Ärm, Peter Post, moderated by Meelis Mikker
Language: English
Location: Zoom
Price: FREE but pre-registration is required
To whom: designers and circular economy & sustainability experts, company representatives, product developers and others interested

Please REGISTER here to attend the event

1/24–4/18/2022
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award | Call for entries 2022
Those who combine environmental and climate protection, innovation and excellent design could apply until 18 April.

Details

Companies of all sizes and from all sectors, designers, students and creative minds in Europe were invited to submit their concepts, services and products for the highest state award for ecodesign in Germany by 18 April.

More information about the award at: bundespreis-ecodesign.de/en

Wednesday, 1/26/2022
5.00 pm
IDZ Event

Aliado – The cooperative medical AI, "UX Design Award | New Talent" winner 2021
In his presentation, designer Frederic Myers will show us how he co-created his award winning project „Aliado“ with senior physicians and oncologists of the University Clinic Heidelberg and the National Center for Tumor Diseases.

Details

Registration is open right upto the beginning of the event.

Aliado - The cooperative medical AI
The fight against cancer poses an ever-increasing challenge: In their endeavor to find the right treatment physicians are faced with growing amounts of information and legal documentation leaving them little time to spend with their patients.

The cooperative AI system "Aliado" aims to support physicians by structuring medical findings, providing treatment suggestions, and automating parts of the documentation. The special objective within the design of Aliado is to relieve surgeons from repetitive tasks and jobs that involve large amounts of data while helping to pave the way for further clinical AI applications.

UXDA Jury member Werner Spicka about the project:
»By analyzing professional users in this very specific context, the project succeeds in addressing three significant trends and pain points at the same time: complexity in decision making, amount of scattered patient data, and relief of repetitive and time-consuming tasks. The clean and elegant presentation of the relevant information, the intelligent use of supporting micro-interactions, and the workflow-optimized interaction concept help users focus on the main task. However, the jury does see a challenge in making the AI work as envisioned in practice.«

February 2022

10/1/2021–4/30/2022
IDZ Event

Call for Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF22
Specialist conference at InnoTrans 2022, the global trade show for transport technology and mobility

Details

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) invites experts from research, design and business to participate in the "International Design Forum" #IDF22. Focusing on cross-sector cooperation and user-centred design in the mobility sector, the specialist conference is part of the official convention program of InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology and mobility (20 – 23 September 2022).

Please find more information on available speaker formats and possible topics here.

12/1/2021–2/28/2022
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards 2022: Open for Registrations
Global Competition for Excellent Experiences

Details

Companies, agencies, professionals, and young designers worldwide are invited to register for the next UX Design Awards call for entries starting 1 March 2022.

The UX Design Awards are a global competition for excellent experiences. Entrants can compete in three categories. Two are geared to the professional sector: “Product” for market-ready or new products, services, and experiential environments, and “Concept” for prototypes, service concepts, conceptual environments, advanced design studies, and research projects.

The third category, “New Talent,” is aimed at up-and-coming designers: students and graduates can enter their bachelor and master projects.

All details on how to enter and the competition dates and deadlines are available on the UXDA Website.

1/24–4/18/2022
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award | Call for entries 2022
Those who combine environmental and climate protection, innovation and excellent design could apply until 18 April.

Details

Companies of all sizes and from all sectors, designers, students and creative minds in Europe were invited to submit their concepts, services and products for the highest state award for ecodesign in Germany by 18 April.

More information about the award at: bundespreis-ecodesign.de/en

Wednesday, 2/9/2022
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

Deep Dive Award Winners | EAO AG
In his presentation project manager Stephan Hakuba walks us through the project “Series 09 Rugged CAN Keypads”, an award winner in the Product category in the 2021 UX Design Awards.

Details

[ Registration for the Deep Dive is open here on zoom ]

The Series 09 Rugged CAN Keypads are designed for E1 applications and functional safety in accordance with various standards as well as an intelligent control with CAN bus integration. The devices also offer excellent tactile feedback and are clearly visible day and night due to the powerful RGB LED four-segment halo and LED symbol illumination. The customizable illumination provides the operator with excellent visual feedback and is combined with a unique, contemporary design.

Head of the jury Pelin Celik describes what the jury found remarkable about the project:
“This product, which at first glance appears to be relatively simple, impresses with its well-considered design. Its flexibility and adaptivity provide an outstanding experience that is precisely geared to its user base. The light rings are a new and efficient way to introduce intelligence in this use case.”

The Deep Dive will be moderated by Ake Rudolf, Head of Strategy / Award Director at the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ).

Friday, 2/11/2022
8.30 am–9.00 am
IDZ Event

CNBC digital Meetup with Daniel Gebhardt | “Go-to-China!” #7
Webinar: How to negotiate and build trust with Chinese partners

Details

China is a country of sharp contrasts: Millennia-old traditions, a strong state government, and high technology shape this huge country and its mentalities. Against this background, communicating with Chinese business partners conceals many imponderables. Negotiation situations are shaped not only by linguistic barriers but also by different self-perceptions of cultures. What do you have to consider when negotiating projects? How do you build the necessary trust together?
We are thrilled to announce Daniel Gebhardt, Consultant and Lecturer, answering these questions in our next digital “Go to China” Meet-up on Zoom - also generously offering a limited number of one-on-one Appointments right after the Webinar by request, bookable through our Zoom Event Registration

Tuesday, 2/22/2022
9.00 am–9.45 am
IDZ Event

CN-BC digital Meetup with Fabian Knopf (R&P Laywers, Peking)
Webinar: “Legal preparations for going to China” limited number of appointments with Fabian upon registration

Details

After his presentation, Fabian Knopf will also offer a limited number of free short one-on-one meetings for interested Berlin companies, which will be assigned by request via Zoom registration.
These appointments will be available on a first-come-first-served basis – please register early!

Since coming to China in 2009 Fabian has witnessed China's transformation from an export-led to a consumer-led economy. Western companies and brands are still adapting to this change, increasingly focussing on how to serve a growing and diversifying Chinese consumer market. With most elements of the supply chain already lying in China, western businesses are now facing the additional challenges of remote-controlling distribution channels. Additionally, traveling restrictions following Covid19 have forced many flying blind, in unknown and ever-changing markets at least temporarily. The better the legal preparation, the lower your risks – and worries.

Tuesday, 2/22/2022
3.00 pm–7.00 pm
IDZ Event

Online Workshop “From Eyes to Ears - Voice as an element in brand design“.
Whether Siri, Alexa, voice control or brand voice - voice is becoming increasingly important in the design context. Voices are becoming part of brand perception. And for designers, they are becoming an instrument.

Details

The workshop "From Eyes to Ears" is aimed at brand designers and brand strategists. Based on a research project at HTW Berlin, the workshop creates awareness for voice in a design context. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to discover an emerging field of design and gain in-depth insight into application possibilities and modalities.

The workshop offers, among other things:
- Introduction to terminology and methods of voice description.
- Discussion and evaluation of brand voices and application examples
- Excursion into application modalities
- Conception of a brand voice

Moderated by Prof. Daniela Hensel (HTW Berlin / why do birds) and Judith Ziemer (student HTW)

The workshop is offered free of charge and will be held in German. Since the number of participants is limited, we ask for timely registration!

available tickets: 8

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