Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach
16 – 17 May 2014
What exactly characterises the job of the designer? What do all design disciplines have in common? These and similar questions are to be discussed in an international arena by experts and theoreticians from various areas, putting the spotlight on the processes involved in design and conception in design.
Determining the job and skill of the designer has become ever more difficult with the increasing differentiation in industrial design, interface design, social design, system design, service design, furniture design, design art, design curation and design journalism. All design disciplines, however, have the “skill of design” in common which requires a “situational knowledge” of everyday objects, materials and use. At this two-day conference in Offenbach Gui Bonsiepe, Stefan Diez, Jeroen Verbrugge, Caroline Seifert, Jan Boelen, Sabine Ammon, Susanne Hauser, Bernhard E. Bürdek, Martin Gessmann and Hans Zitko will be giving an insight into the theme of “Design and the Knowledge of Design”.
The Offenbach University of Art and Design is known for its “product language” theory and has been concentrating on these approaches in design research with a promotional programme since 2010.
Registrations will be accepted until 15 April on hfg-offenbach.de/reset