Thesis Master and Bachelor
The bachelor's and master's graduates of the 2020/21 Winter semester dealt with environmental topics - biodiversity on the plate and in one's own garden, the removal of waste from nature and waste avoidance in the mail-order business. Another topic was personal protection: There were projects on occupational safety, equipment for parachute jumps and an air purifier. Other solutions have been developed for – among others – kitchen appliances, music production, microscopy in the classroom and strength training in the home.
Visionlabs – Design Meets Movement 2.0 /
Concepts for Furniture Systems of the Future with LINAK
Fold, push, lift - Our cooperation partner Linak manufactures linear drives for office furniture (e.g. lifting columns for height-adjustable desks). Our students experimented with this, thought in all spatial and situational dimensions and developed furniture for different uses, because furniture has to change when we work more at home, when office space is empty due to increasing home offices, when we share workplaces with others.
Visionlabs - Objects of Everyday Life in 2050 /
Objects of the Future Everyday Life
In Project 2050, students analysed developments of the last 30 years in order to gain insights about what the objects of everyday life could look like in 30 years and embedded them in a science fiction clip.
Design for Good / Master
Design for the Good Cause
The master's students looked into how designers can use their skills for a good cause and collaborate with non-profit organizations. In the process, the Design for Good platform was created.
Designs of Devices for Measuring Temperature
In the main project of the 3rd semester the students worked on a topic that has gained a lot of attention due to Corona: Contactless measurements of temperatures – but not only of human bodies, but also of other objects. In the class Stegreifentwerfen the students get to know the design process in the course of several design assignments that go into the matter deeper and deeper from the briefing via research and concept development to the finished design. These contactless thermometers are the first design projects that the students pursued on their own from the beginning to the end.
Kachelcross YouConference /
Design Competition in the Context of Stegreifentwerfen
For the Kachelcross of the Winter semester 2020/21, a video conferencing system with good lighting, microphony and the smartphone as a camera was to be developed. The four groups of our third-semester students designed, visualized and presented their very different solutions extraordinarily professionally.
The overall victory went to the JAABER team. They developed an all-in-one solution that, in addition to the requirements, comes with useful features such as inductive charging, Bluetooth speaker, wireless microphone solution and document camera, and also looks so good that you want to buy it right away. In addition to the overall victory, the team was also pleased to win the Ingenuity and Innovation and Best Entertainment categories, as well as the Audience Award.
Team JAABER: Leo von Boetticher, Jonathan Cohen Harrel, Alexander Müller, Leon Affeldt, Bjarne Toedte
Formkurs / 5th Semester
Design Study Functional Glasses
The aim of this course was to teach extended basics of design.
The focus is on design conception, form generation, and the design of the aesthetic functions (shape and its meaning) of a product. Digital design methods are an essential part of the course.
Design Basics /
Basics of Artistic Design, Basics of Plastic Design, Drawing and Perspective
For the freshers of this year, the design basics classes were not only about laying a professional foundation in the areas of Artistic Design, Plastic Design and Drawing and Perspective. They also had to master the challenge of growing together as a group, despite spatial separation, in which everyone can and wants to work well together throughout the next years.
Inspiring Leaders and Self-development
This semester again, id_methodLAB brought new design methods to the students' home offices in digital impulse workshops. One focus was also on the development of one's own personal vision and attitude towards design.
The focus of the Writing Breakfast in the Winter semester 2020/21 was on the topic of exclusion and diversity. This topic was chosen at the request of the students who had participated in the previous semester. In five sessions, the students discussed, tried out, wrote, designed, and questioned together via Zoom.