The design process is a common and essential form of thinking, learning, teaching and research at art and design schools. This is nowadays determined by digital collaboration and communication processes, which lead to new requirements and didactical implications for teaching and learning in higher education.

How can collaborative project based design processes be supported and accompanied by digital learning scenarios at the university? What are the challenges, what are the experiences? Which influence do they have on the competency profiles of graduates? How can inter- or transdisciplinary design processes be conducted in digital learning environments?

These and other questions will be addressed during the conference. The aim is to get an insight into the current digital design-based teaching and learning practice. We will discover new ideas and perspectives, discuss and, at best, design them together.

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All presentations will be given in German language.

Title image: © Franziska Bax, 2017


  • Address Ubierring 40
  • City Cologne
  • Post Code 50678
  • Country Cologne

Date 15. December 2017

Time 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Starts in 27 days 1 hour 53 minutes 16 seconds


Complex problems of design cannot be solved within the boundaries of a single design or scientific discipline. They require the knowledge and expertise of researchers from various fields of science and design. Therefore, KISD has established the new event format KISDconferences to foster knowledge transfer. KISDconferences open up the possibility of a temporary, intense exchange of researchers of design, architecture, humanities, natural sciences and technology.

KISDconferences consider design as a process of producing knowledge and reflecting structures. This perspective aims at both questioning established scientific boundaries and assigning design a new fundamental place between the humanities, natural sciences, and technology. KISDconferences systematically expand to connect different approaches of design thinking and acting in order to initiate a profound thinking beyond subject-specific and technological competences and to focus on socially relevant interdisciplinary issues.

Within the scope of this new format, professors of KISD organize conferences and workshops on special design issues as well as on the KISD’s key themes together with the participation of international experts. These events, which are addressed to an interested public, intend to communicate research results, want to establish links between different fields of knowledge, and also present the strengths of KISD’s Integrated Design approach.