UNIVERSAL DESIGN favorite
21. October 2015
At Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) that will take place from February 20 to 28, 2016, iF UNIVERSAL DESIGN will introduce the Favorites of the Year 2016 to the UNIVERSAL DESIGN experts and a jury of 100 users. As a program partner of the organizer, bayern design GmbH, iF UNIVERSAL DESIGN will award the international UNIVERSAL DESIGN favorite for the fifth time.
The fact that the award is promoted by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology underlines its economic significance. All designers, companies, universities, students and start-ups who present themselves and their concepts, scenarios and products based on studies in the field of design, architecture, technology and service design online in iF UNIVERSAL DESIGN’s digital media are eligible to participate. All projects also will be presented to an expert audience and to the visitors of MCBW in a jury exhibition at the representative Oskar von Miller Forum.
The eight-day jury exhibition will be complemented by the comprehensive UNIVERSAL DESIGN program that will offer UNIVERSAL DESIGN favorite 2016 participants many opportunities for new encounters and for networking. Entries will be introduced live to the panels of the UNIVERSAL DESIGN favorite 2016 session and segments of UNIVERSAL DESIGN will be presented and discuss in workshops, speeches and speed information sessions.
One of the numerous highlights in 2016 again will be the partnerships with organizations and institutions from around the world including designaustria; the International Association of Universal Design, Japan; the School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark; Joanneum Graz, Austria; Coburg University of Applied Sciences; Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Munich; and the Department of Industrial Design at Munich Technical University. UNIVERSAL DESIGN favorite is a stage that in itself is unique among design contests.
Participants will be given the opportunity to support this exclusive excursion actively and to top their commitment with the UNIVERSAL DESIGN favorite 2016 label awarded by the UNIVERSAL DESIGN experts and/or with the UNIVERSAL DESIGN favorite 2016 label awarded by the jury of users with a majority vote.
To participate, please register by December 31, 2015 at www.if-universaldesign.eu .