Call for Speakers – International Design Forum 2020

Specialist Conference at InnoTrans 2020
Date: 23 September 2020 (9:30 AM – 1:30 PM)
Conference language: English (with simultaneous translation into German)

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) invites experts from research, design and business to participate in the "International Design Forum" (IDF) specialist conference. IDF is part of the official convention program of InnoTrans, the world's leading trade show for mobility in Berlin. The conference focuses on cross-sector cooperation and the user-centred design of future-oriented interiors and mobility.

The following formats are available:

• Opening Keynote: Interiors & Public Transport in Transition
• Closing Keynote: Visions for an intelligent & sustainable mobility of the future
• Partner Session 1: Projects in the passenger area
• Partner Session 2: Projects in the cockpit area

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2020
Download: Call for Speakers

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.

The forum presents thought leaders from globally recognized businesses, research 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, 9/23/2020
9.30 am–1.30 pm
IDZ Event

International Design Forum | InnoTrans 2020
From the passenger experience to the connected cockpit – co-innovation shapes successful mobility solutions!

The International Design Forum (IDF) puts co-innovation, cooperation and user orientation at the center of InnoTrans 2020. Speakers from business and design will share experiences from cross-sector cooperation, present innovative vehicle solutions, discuss current challenges and issues in public transport and offer perspectives for a sustainable future mobility.

Program Previen

Opening Keynote
Interiors & public transport in transition

Which trends are currently shaping public transport? How do manufacturers, suppliers and designers respond to changing lifestyles, workplaces and mobility patterns? Which possibilities, opportunities and challenges is the industry facing?

Partner Sessions
Innovative solutions in vehicles: How can new solutions and technologies improve the user experience and the travel experience? How can cross-industry and multi-disciplinary development processes succeed?

Speakers from businesses, research institutions and design consultancies present a joint project and their respective perspectives on the cooperation and development process.

Panel Talk

Closing Keynote:
Visions for an intelligent & sustainable mobility of the future

What future issues and trends will influence public transport? How will we travel in the future? How will interiors change?

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

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

International Design Forum 2020
Public Transport & Interiors Forum
September 23, 2020, 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Messedamm 26
14055 Berlin
Route via GoogleMaps

Past 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

The 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?


Please visit the International Design Forum in the InnoTrans Conference Program. Download the PDF Program Flyer here.

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”

10.50 – 11.05 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”

11.10 – 11.25 am | Q&A-Session

Sensory Interiors

11.30 – 11.45 am | Insight-Session 3
Christiane Bausback, Managing Director, N+P Design Munich | “Designing for the 5 senses - How to create a multi-sensory approach”

11.50 – 12.05 pm | Insight-Session 4
Benjamin Parry, Digital Project Lead, Bombardier | “Does society move faster than our trains do?”

12.10 – 12.25 pm | Q&A-Session
12.30 – 12.45 pm | Coffee break

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

12.50 – 1.05 pm | Insight-Session 5
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 “

1.10 – 1.25 pm | Insight-Session 6
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.”

1.30 – 1.45 pm | Q&A-Session

Session III
Foresight Keynote

1.50 – 2.05 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”

2.10 – 2.25 pm | Closing words
2.30 – 3.00 pm | Lunch

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


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