The specialist conference “International Design Forum” focuses on relevant design issues and developments in the areas of mobility and transportation. The conference takes place in the „Public Transport und Interiors“ (PTI) area of InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade show for transport and mobility in Berlin.

Conference topics focus on the added value of a user-centric approach on the intersection of design, transport interiors and mobility.

The forum presents thought leaders from globally recognized businesses, reserach and design organisations such as Deutsche Bahn, RATP, Siemens, Bombardier Transportation, Lantal, BMW Group Designworks, Designaffairs, Edenspiekermann, Frog, Priestmangoode, N+P Industrial Design, büro+staubach, Seymourpowell, Spirit Design or Tangerine among others.


Current Events

Wednesday, 9/19/2018
10.00 am–2.00 pm
IDZ Event

International Design Forum 2018
From Interior Visions to Extended Mobility – Innovative Transport Solutions for a Changing World

International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) and the global trade show InnoTrans (18 – 21 September 2018) invite trade professionals to attend the specialist conference "International Design Forum" on September 19, 2018.

How can vehicles and interiors meet the demands of emerging technologies and changing customer expectations? How can we design an intuitive communication between travelers, transport and operators? How can we create travel experiences that appeal to all five senses?


10.15 - 10.30 am | Opening & Welcome

Session I
"Interior Visions: Creating Positive Journey Experiences"

Interactive Interiors

10.30 – 10.45 am | Insight-Session 1
Jan Wielert, Managing Director, büro+staubach | “Ageing Interiors - Designing for 30+ Years”

10.45 – 11.00 am | Insight-Session 2
Yo Kaminagai, Head of Design Project Management Department, RATP | “How an E-Bus Design Charter can inspire innovation in rail vehicles”

11.00 – 11.15 am | Q&A-Session

Sensory Interiors

11.15 – 11.30 am | Insight-Session 3
Christiane Bausback, Managing Director, N+P Design Munich | “Designing for the 5 senses - How to create a multi-sensory approach”

11.30 – 11.45 am | Insight-Session 4
Benjamin Parry, Digital Project Lead, Bombardier | “Does society move faster than our trains do?”

11.45 – 12.00 am | Q&A-Session
12.00 – 12.15 pm | Coffee break

Session II
"Mobility Extended – Towards a Future Travel Experience"

12.15 – 12.30 pm | Insight-Session 5
Jürgen Schlaht, Head of the Innovation Management, Siemens AG & Andrea von Rhein, Associate Director, Creative Consulting, BMW Group Designworks | “Go where the energy is! Cross-industrial learning to shape the future of mobility in an intermodal context.”

12.30 – 12.45 pm | Insight-Session 6
Julian Fordon, Product Designer and Partner Manager, d.lab, Innovation Lab (DB Vertrieb GmbH) & Matthias Fischer, CEO and Product Designer, neomind designstudio | “The Ideas Train - a new customer experience for of the regional transport of the future “

12.45 – 13.00 pm | Q&A-Session

Session III
Foresight Keynote

13.05 – 13.20 pm | Insight-Session 7
Layla Keramat, Executive Creative Director, frogdesign | “Catching the Wave: How three emergent trends offer future mobility opportunities serving people, communities and future cities”

13.20 – 13.30 Uhr | Closing words
13.30 – 14.00 Uhr | Lunch

Visit the International Design Forum in the InnoTrans Conference Program.

Entry free of charge for trade fair visitors.
Language: English | Simultaneous translation in German


International Design Forum 2018
InnoTrans – Public Transport & Interiors Section
CityCube Berlin, Level 3, M1-3
Messedamm 26
14055 Berlin

Past Events

Wednesday, 9/21/2016
10.30 am–4.45 pm
IDZ Event

International Design Forum | InnoTrans 2016
Experience Mobility – Focusing on the User

Innovative Concepts and Solutions for User Centered Design in Public Transport and Interiors

International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) and InnoTrans invite trade professionals to attend the one-day convention "International Design Forum" on September 21, 2016. Entitled "Experience Mobility – Focusing on the User" this year’s edition will focus on the correlation of user centered design, public transport and transportation interiors, discussing relevant projects and current developments.

To design mobility for all users – both today’s and future ones – is a great challenge. New concepts must meet a wide range of requirements and desires, likewise anticipate technological innovations and coming necessities.

Entry free of charge for trade fair visitors.
Language: English | Simultaneous translation in German

The International Design Forum takes place within the InnoTrans Convention / Public Transport & Interiors (PTI) Forum.
Program InnoTrans Convention 2016
InnoTrans Trade Grounds

International Design Forum 2016
Public Transport & Interiors Forum
September, 21. 2016, 10.30 am – 4.45 pm
CityCube Berlin, Level 3, M1-3
Messedamm 26
14055 Berlin
Route via GoogleMaps

Download Program International Design Forum | InnoTrans 16

Wednesday, 9/24/2014
IDZ Event

International Design Forum
Comfort, Functionality and Design

Innovative Concepts and Solutions for Public Transport and Interiors

Design and mobility are closely interlinked. Creating accessible mobility for all is a fundamental challenge of our time. New concepts are sought-for, that ensure to meet highly different needs and requirements.

The IDZ (International Design Center Berlin) and the fair InnoTrans 2014 host a one-day design forum focusing on the connections between design and mobility in public transport. The topic of the forum reflects current developments and future questions in several presentations and discussions. Free entry for trade visitors and IDZ guests.

Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin

Halle 6.1


Ake Rudolf
T +49 (0)30 61 62 321 0
F +49 (0)30 61 62 321 19

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