07 November 2016
The symposium "Emerging Models of Transdisciplinarity Driving Business, Technology and Design Innovation" at the Design Council in London marked the creation of the new consortium.
Two days of high-level discussions on the theme of the transdisciplinary nature of design started from different sectors (automotive, industrial, fashion, architecture and technology) in order to reflect on what the new models and spheres of action of design can be today and in the future.
Speakers and case histories followed which, although addressing different specific topics, generally confirmed all the strategic strength and the great positive impact that the use of new business models based on the transdisciplinarity of design can bring. Just to name a few of the speakers who took turns: Ellie Runcie, Director of Growth and Innovation London Design Council; Xavier Blanc Baudriller, Fjord Paris; Anne Asensio, Vice President Design Dassault Systèmes Paris and Alexander Taylor, Adidas UK.
The substantial need for a comparison arised from a group of researchers - Richard Koeck (UoL), Tuba Kocaturk (UoL), Riccardo Balbo (IED), Marcel Vroom M.Sc (MVAVD) and Alfred Jacoby (DIA). The Symposium was the first real moment of international debate with the scientific and logistical involvement of the Design Council of London and Mcneel and Dassault as technical sponsors.
The principle idea of trans-disciplinary design thinking is that is does not focus on the development of isolated objects/solutions, but on systems.
Over the last century, we have been witnessing a radical transformation from designing objects/applications to designing systems with larger implications. We therefore believe that a more valid 21st century approach to transdiciplinary design thinking:
In summary, a “trans-disciplinary” approach to innovation (regardless from which field or discipline) leads to new forms of “intersections” and “convergences” of practices, which ultimately act as catalyst to new services, economic growth (new business models) and social impact. And while Intra/Inter-disciplinary systems are primarily concerned to improve a designed “material/product/service/process”; e.g. making a product better/more valuable through better design, trans-disciplinary systems, in contrast, uses better “material/product/service/process” to create a desired impact.
Emerging Models of Trasdisciplinarity
A paradigm shift is happening in design that is not rooted in particular disciplines, sectors or industries.
We are excited to announce the launch of the IED Dream Team, a group of alumni who have become leading professionals in their field, passionate about creativity and community growth: dedicated to endorsing our community projects and creativity
The Pagani Zonda will soon mark its 25th anniversary in 2024. This raises the question of how the Zonda might appear 25 years from now.
Learn about all the events of IED Square Fest and sign up for the ones you’re interested in.
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IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
To take advantage of the discounts, it is necessary to register within the indicated terms.
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
The recruiting event dedicated to Moonstone designers, the new graduates of the Master in Transportation Design
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From 16 January to 13 February, Nuvola Lavazza in Turin will host an exhibition of the coffee harvesters of the future, created by the eighteen students of the Master in Transportation Design IED Turin.
How to offer a narration of your brand to the customer influencing the behaviors and habits of purchase
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
The two-year course in Transdisciplinary Design will take place in Turin and will investigate new ways of conceiving and realising the relationship between design and society
IED Milano Alumni in Product Design. He's considered one of the most important Italian contemporary designers.
Two IED projects made it to the finals of the historic Umbria-based manufacturer's international competition reserved for students attending Art and Design Academies around the world.
First place went to the start-up Swarmix (by Edoardo Amato, Enrico Canella and Giacomo Pizzoni), focusing on the preservation and repopulation of bees.
We are ready to kick off the first edition of the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design. The course will take place in Turin and will combine the topics of Mobility of the future and Cities in Flux.
10 scholarships to promote the talent of young creatives.
Valentino Bosetti, Francesco Magenta and Gaia Zarantonello (IED Milano) are the authors of the 'Vertical' project, awarded at Cumulus Green.
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
This will be a series of meetings and interviews to tell what happens after graduating from a master's degree.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
IED Torino Alumni in Transportation Design. Senior Car Designer and artist at night.
IED Milano Alumni in Industrial Design. Currently Vice President, Design creative director & innovation of The Estée Lauder Companies.
Light Identities: 'TES' is the project selected as the best one among the 10 Product Design dissertations carried out as part of a partnership with the well-known Made in Italy brand
For the fourth year, IED is participating in the Global Goals Jam, which will take place in both Milan and Rome following the pandemic period. It will be a research and design journey around Transformative Resilience, the theme chosen by the Research Centre.
Salerno Creativity awards IED Milano with the Silver School Trophy as well as 5 silver and bronze awards for the communication projects carried out by their three-year BA and MA students.
Graduated at IED, Simone Bonanni is now an awarded designer that works for international brands. Find out more about his projects in this article.
Istituto Europeo di Design presents the new concept vehicle designed by the students of the Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with Suzuki.
The student of the Undergraduate Course in Transportation Design at IED Torino was announced as the winner of the international contest launched by the historic Spanish car brand.
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Suzuki, Honda and Azimut deliver the brief to the students.
IED supported Alumni Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan - the duo founder of Yellowdot Design studio - in their participation at Le Off - Paris Design Week