As an independent, non-profit institution IDZ offers a unique access to a broad range of senior creative leaders. Their longstanding expertise in leading roles of strategic consultancies, design agencies and businesses can help you gain fresh insights, reach new levels of knowledge and develop cutting-edge solutions.

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"For the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, the co-creation and design thinking process was a new approach and way of thinking. Design Thinking has helped us, as a funding agency, to position ourselves in the perspective of the user or applicant. This gave us a different view of certain topics and questions. The IDZ and 5Wx supported and convinced us with their expertise in the field of moderation and methodological knowledge".

Dr. Jürgen Varnhorn
Head of Department, Energy, Digitization and Innovation – Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Project: Policy Lab
Client: Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises (Berlin)

"Through the IDZ, ARD-aktuell has been able to contact five outstanding design agencies as quickly as possible. The IDZ organized everything - from the first briefing to the structured bundling of all enquiries to the presentation of the agencies to the project team of the Tagesschau in Hamburg. IDZ's knowledge of the industry was invaluable in this ambitious process".

Andreas Lützkendorf
Chief Editor ARD-aktuell – Strategy and Innovation

Project: Market Research & Agency Selection
Client: ARD-aktuell (main German news channel)


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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.