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iF Design Foundation

We are committed to the common good. In order to fulfill our responsibility, we devote ourselves to scientific research and education in the context of design. We want to make a significant contribution to the development of design for the common good. That's why we carry out our own projects that trigger and promote concrete changes in design theory.

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Design course Germany 2023

This publication is dedicated to the common good orientation of design studies. It brings together the results of a study that examined for the first time the contribution that design studies make to public value. It also contains an overview of all 375 design courses in Germany (as of 2022).

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White paper on the future of design teaching

The basic work “Designing Design Education. White Paper on the Future of Design Teaching" provides insights from five years of scientific research. It is based on the interdisciplinary exchange with over 250 experts from 25 countries.

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