"Are There Any Limits For Design?" This big question announces the 4th Design Management Forum. Unlike Cologne's international furniture fair where design is about very much about product, this event is more about design as process and tool for better business.
This year's forum includes lectures by Jens Krause (Leeds University) on "Social Networking", Thomas Zeitner (Electronic Arts) on "Customer Co-Creation", Clemens Marek (Ford Germany) on "Car Ergonomics" , and Axel Beyer (WDR Television) on "Community Building".
No worries for getting stuck in your chair. LEGO's creative director Paal Smith Meyer will kick-off four workshops moderated by design management professionals to challenge visitors to discuss the lecture experiences and get things into practise (see last year's photo gallery).
The two-day forum is wrapped up and put into future perspective by design management consultant David Griffiths, so you'll return home with some useful insights on "where does design start and where does it end?"
The event will take place 9 & 10 November at the WDR in Cologne with English and German spoken lectures. Download the invitation in English (PDF) or visit www.design-management-forum.de for more information.