life science design conference
The first international conference on life science and design took place at the red dot design museum in Essen on 14 June 2005.
The life science design conference provided designers and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to engage in dialogue with researchers and scientists and gain new insights into functional and aesthetic options for designing new products.
For the organisers of the conference, the fine line between the natural and the artificial embodies the core of life science design. Design should therefore not just be considered in terms of physical objects. Indeed, in the case of medical products, the design concept is an integral part of the development process and this was the central message of the conference.
The conference was also the launch pad for the life science design award: concepts competition for new ideas and concepts which meet the demand for innovative product design in the life sciences and thus influence the design of humane, future-oriented products. The competition is targeted at designers, scientists and entrepreneurs from the field of life sciences and is being organised by the Life Science Agency (LSA) and the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.
The entry invitation document and the application form for the concept competition, which is endowed with 20,000 in prize money, can be requested by email or downloaded here.
We look forward to your participation.
Tuesday, 14 June 2005
Entry and registration
Coffee and croissants
Dr. Sylvia Deutschmann
Life Science Agency, Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. med. habil. H. Hatt
Chair of Cell Physiology
Prof. Dr. Peter Zec
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Essen
ICSID President Elect, Montreal
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uvo Hölscher
Use-Lab of the University of Applied Sciences, Münster
Summary of the results
Presentation of the workshop results
life science design award: concepts
A Scientific Classification
Prof. Dr. Rainer M. M. Seibel
Mülheim Radiology Institute
Guided tour of the red dot design museum