Work Conference on the challenges currently facing product development and industrial design at the Design Center Baden-Württemberg, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
Complexity and an ever-faster pace in technology, the economy and society are making considerable demands on industrial design. The elementary challenge for the discipline is to create confidence, benefits and meaning in a world of digital, economic, social and ecological upheaval. The third Work Conference at the Design Center Baden-Württemberg explores the crucial success factors for product development and industrial design. Which technologies are currently changing industrial design? Which methods and processes will industrial designers need to master in future? How can they live up to the responsibility they have towards their fellow humans, resources and the environment?
1 Technologies and production processes
2 Innovation and development processes
3 Awareness of responsibility
The conference is aimed at both managerial and junior staff from marketing, product and quality management, corporate social responsibility, development/design engineering, industrial design, innovation and design management.
Each topic will be the subject of talks and workshops by renowned experts who will explain some of the intriguing and game-changing aspects that industrial design will face in the future.
Conserving resources by recycling materials, individual components or even entire products: in many companies, the circular economy mindset has long since established itself as a habit. Industrial designers have a special role to play in that, because in order to meet the requirements for keeping materials in circulation they have to think products through from the end, so to speak. In her workshop, Tina Kammer – co-founder and managing director of InteriorPark – will present the background to the circular economy, examine the status quo of sustainable design and discuss the potential it holds for the design process.
Date: Friday, 28 June 2019, 10:00 to 17:00
Venue: Design Center Baden-Württemberg
Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19, 70174 Stuttgart
Attendance fee: €90 / €40 for students, including materials and refreshments