In Coding IxD, we co-educate computer scientists and product designers. Beyond experiencing interdisciplinary work, we want students to envision interactive systems that are intelligent: by this, we mean an intelligence through code that is carefully using material, form and context, while profoundly respecting both human capabilities and vulnerabilities. We understand this course as experimental space, where different perspectives meet, exchange and evolve. Each semester, based on small project teams of up to four members, students are challenged to examine a specific application context. Within this context, the teams envision a new application or product concepts.
We guide this process through various carefully tuned methods that are used to spark their ideas. Students iterate through several rounds of ideation and refine their concept in different prototype versions. The most compelling or promising interaction concept, the one that allows grasping the quality and essence of the product concept is implemented in a working prototype. Students are accompanied by a team of experienced designers and computer scientists but also by guest experts that provide feedback to the various design iterations. If needed, special workshops are organized to cover specific topics ranging from prototyping to project management. The whole course is evaluated continuously to enhance our methodological toolbox.
Freie Universität Berlin
Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Research Group
Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin
This seminar is organized in cooperation of the
Cluster of Excellence — Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Matters of Activity
Coding IxD postponed
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the upcoming Coding IxD course will be postponed. We regret this very much, but still look forward to a hopefully physical comeback in the winter term 2021/22.
UX Design Awards
Aktiv Labor is included in the nominee list of the UX Design Awards 2020. The UX Design Awards recognize the role that excellent experience design plays in creating a positive living environment.
The project Fire Fly was published as a news article on ndion. The platform ndion regularly features news about trends in the fields of design, branding and innovation.
Fire Fly is an extremely relevant project due to its innovative value and the current pandemic situation. Spiegel Online has dedicated an article to Fire Fly in the mobility section.
Together with other projects on the field of mobility, Fire Fly was mentioned under the topic „Passenger management in public transport“. This involves dealing with and improving the utilization times of public transport.
On the topic of mobility, „Mobility concepts for safe travel during the Covid-19 pandemic,“ Fire Fly is listed with other innovative projects in the online edition of the world-renowned Frame magazine.
The time has come, the final event of Coding IxD on the topic Entity:City will take place soon. We are pleased to invite everyone to the presentation of the student projects at CityLab Berlin.
Global Grad Show
The project Aux Synesthesia is invited to participate and exhibit at this year’s Global Grad Show. This exhibition is part of the Dubai Design Week and presents among others projects of the Royal College of London or the Parsons School of Design in New York.
Team Aux Synesthesia was interviewed for the current issue of the campus.leben magazine of Freie Universität Berlin. The focus is on the design process of the project itself as well as the upcoming exhibition at the Dubai Design Week.
Aux Synesthesia was accepted and featured as a contribution to the well-known design blog Core77.
Team Flux was asked by Fast Company to contribute an online article. This article has now been published on the magazine’s website with a focus on technology, business and design.
Flux was successfully accepted as a contribution from the international design blog Core77.
Long Night of the Sciences
As part of the Long Night of the Sciences, Mirror will be presented in the form of an interactive exhibition at Freie Universität Berlin.
Deutscher Multimedia Preis
Team Floradex is recognized in the „Creative Mobile“ category of the Deutscher Multimedia Preis.
Cod1ng Da V1nc1
Floradex is featured as a project and contribution of the preservation of the German cultural heritage on the website Cod1ng Da V1nc1.