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
Königin-Luise-Straße 24-26
14195 Berlin

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Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin

Bühringstraße 20
13086 Berlin

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This seminar is organized in cooperation of the
Cluster of Excellence — Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Matters of Activity

Sophienstraße 22A
10178 Berlin

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News

2020

Teaching

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.

2020

UX Design Awards

Aktiv Labor

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.

2020

ndion

Fire Fly

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.

2020

Spiegel Online

Fire Fly

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.

2020

#besserweiter

Fire Fly

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.

2020

Frame

Fire Fly

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.

2020

Design Fair

Entity:City

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.

2018

Global Grad Show

Aux Synesthesia

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.

2018

campus.leben

Aux Synesthesia

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.

2018

Core77

Aux Synesthesia

Aux Synesthesia was accepted and featured as a contribution to the well-known design blog Core77.

2016

Fast Company

Flux

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.

2016

Core77

Flux

Flux was successfully accepted as a contribution from the international design blog Core77.

2016

Long Night of the Sciences

Mirror

As part of the Long Night of the Sciences, Mirror will be presented in the form of an interactive exhibition at Freie Universität Berlin.

2015

Deutscher Multimedia Preis

Floradex

Team Floradex is recognized in the „Creative Mobile“ category of the Deutscher Multimedia Preis.

2015

Cod1ng Da V1nc1

Floradex

Floradex is featured as a project and contribution of the preservation of the German cultural heritage on the website Cod1ng Da V1nc1.

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