Rethinking Design Education – From the Students’ Perspective

The book perMa – Prototyp* einer neuen Lernkultur by Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau Department of Design (Celeste Meisel, Hannes Wilke, Mathilde Scholz, Melanie Scheer, Stella Kornfeld), published by Prof. Dr. Michael Hohl, with a foreword by Prof. Dr. June Park, rethinks design education – from the students’ perspective. *Proto|type: provisional product that makes…

Annette Diefenthaler appointed to the board of the iF Design Foundation

Designer Annette Diefenthaler of San Francisco, California, has been appointed to the board of the iF Design Foundation in Hannover, Germany, with effect from 1 June 2021. As senior portfolio director at IDEO, a design firm, Diefenthaler is passionate about applying human-centered design to systemic challenges in education. Her work focuses on the design of…

Fire Starters Design School (of Empowerment)

The iF Design Foundation held four hearings on “The Future of Design Education”. One of them took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 23-25 February 2020 and was carried out in cooperation with the Greenside Design Center. 26 participants from eleven countries discussed issues such as the relationship between design and community. In this context,…

Design School for Positive Futures

The idea of a design school for positive futures, whose overarching goal is to initiate radical transformation towards sustainability, emerged during the hearing on the “Future of Design Education”, which took place from 13 to 15 March 2019 in Gmund am Tegernsee (Germany). Ursula Tischner (econcept – Agency for Sustainable Design, Cologne, Germany) was involved…