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What is the current design trend in a certain industry? What do customers really want and how do designers create and develop the best solutions? In our monthly design specials we ask designers, industry experts and manufacturers about their trend forecasts, their challenges and their understanding of good design in their branch. From outdoor to bath or gaming: We have the exclusive insights into designer's everyday work and into winner collections! Get inspired.
For our iF design special on "Service Design", we talked to the experts Birgit Mager and Oliver Gerstheimer about this special topic. Beside the best of the best designs in this discipline, we also offer you a white paper presenting "Five Good Principles of Service Design by Oliver Gerstheimer".
The automobile industry is changing - not only in technology. The conscience for rather sustainable solutions is growing immensely, new thinkings and ways of mobility - be that new energies, fewer cars in cities or completely new ways of transportation - are in the heads of customers as well as manufacturers. Our experts tell how it affects design.
No other medium has such a creative and passionate community as games. Whether cosplayers, modders, e-sportsmen or streamers: We believe, a great looking, innovative and easy to handle hardware is irreplaceable to reach this experience. See for yourself and scroll through the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 and read what the experts say.
Grab your hiking boots, pack a bottle of water and do not forget a good knife! Outdoor season is on and all the heavy and occasional adventurers are talking about the perfect shoes, the best paths and the highest mountains. Long ago are the days when parents desperately tried to motivate their kids for activities such as hiking or camping, being the less fancy family alternative to an expensive hotel trip. Today, outdoor even got a hipster thing! Read what the experts say about the design challenges and sustainability in this industry.
Designers and manufacturers ask themselves today more than ever: what is good lighting, what is good lamp design nowadays? Are LEDs still going strong? Blue light or red light? Visual, decorative lamps for the living room or rather alsmost invisible, indirect lighting? Find out what the experts say.
For our big iF Design Special Branding we asked experts from our jury for the iF DESIGN AWARD and companies: What makes the big brands so successful? What is actually good brand design? And what are the next big trends?
Cyber-physical systems, cloud computing, automated production, cognitive computing are major buzzwords and help companies to stay competitive as during the "fourth industrial revolution". We talked to experts about trends in the future-driven industry.
What dominates the bathroom industry? What are the big bath trends 2019? What are the best bathroom designs and the best bath manufacturers? For our big Bath Design Special we talked to experts, award winning designers and manufacturers and we also took a look inside our iF WORLD DESIGN INDEX to find out: Which designers and manufacturers played a crucial role in bath design in the past five years.
Over 35,000 award-winning products in 61 years of iF history. More than
13,500 companies have received an iF DESIGN AWARD. The iF design
selections focus on one thematical aspect each from the multitude of award
winners and award-winning products. In each issue of the iF design
selections well-known design experts will present their personal
highlights from one segment of the iF DESIGN AWARD.
The selections rank from mobility, houseware or interior design to materials and packaging or electronics. Among our design curators are such names as Franco Clivio (picture), Ronald Ihrig, Nils Holger Moormann, Dorrit Bøilerehauge, Charles O. Job or J'amine Cohen and many more.