Design Entwurf 1.0

Stefan Diez
Design, Industrial Design 1
2021W, K√ľnstl. Einzelunterricht (KE), 12.0 ECTS, 4.0 semester hours, course number S20500



The development of a vision for the future use of inner-city space is marked by the smallest playable cell - a car parking space - as a starting point. This minimum possible space for action is representative of the major changes affecting our urban living space.

Against the background of changing urban mobility habits and a redistribution of claims to public space, various municipal or commercial projects have already emerged in recent years, such as the Parklet movement or the emergence of "Schanigärten" in car parks in many European cities. 

In cooperation with private and public institutions we want to work on this future.


Supervision: Katrin Sailer and Jakob Illera




This project is an excursion into sociology and philosophy. The central aim is to trace and experience different facets and roles of ageing as well as to research the extensive subject area of "old age". 

The title COMING OF AGE quotes a book by Simone de Beauvoir, in which she argues for enabling ageing with dignity and criticises modern society and its attitude towards the elderly.  - What do changes in physiology bring about and how do these biological facts contrast with subjectively lived experiences? What does the future mean for the elderly - for those who already have a long past? 

How to deal with the ageing body? Sport as "self care", gadgets and utilities; ideas on fitness and well-being, on health promotion and dealing with frailty; theses on appearance and reputation: What are the coming challenges of an ageing society? Can new social structures and new services take over the function of the traditional extended family? 

The task is a philosophical/conceptual/formal examination of the topic "AGE". The aim is to design a walking stick 4.0. The context will be worked out together, the objects are to be realised concretely and individually by all participants.


Supervision: Elisabeth Wildling and Christian Ruschitzka




In the coming semester, Christian and I want to take a detailed look at the premises of our department and develop a new proposal regarding their layout. We see our handling of waste and other leftovers as an important aspect of this.

Starting next semester, Billie Rehwald, a former ID2 student, will be working on a doctoral thesis on waste management at Angewandte for three years. Billie will support Christian in supervising the project in the course of her doctoral thesis and will already be involved in the kick-off workshop / excursions:


This semester topic is about developing a functioning waste management for Angewandte and trying it out in our and other departments in the form of a pilot project and possibly even establishing it. Through this project, we want to establish long-term contact with the waste management department of the City of Vienna and develop the basis for future projects.


Supervision: Christian Steiner and Billie Rehwald






Packaging is one of the most problematic issues of our time. On the one hand, packaging helps to protect products, especially food, and make them last longer; on the other hand, packaging consumes vast amounts of resources and usually becomes waste after a single use. Precisely because packaging shields food from the outside world, it prevents us from evaluating its quality through our senses. Packaging must therefore not only protect, but also inform.


Against this backdrop and alarmed by emerging changes in our society, the Austrian plastics manufacturer GREINER, a major player among plastics producers, is asking itself how the role of food packaging will change in the future and how these changes can be shaped.


"The emergence of new food technologies could bring a redistribution of production dynamics, a break with the so-called mega-factories and a fragmentation of value chains, and thus the need to rethink how packaging is produced and distributed and how it circulates and interacts with different stakeholders along its life cycle."


"How could small producers (e.g. farmers, supermarkets doing their own production locally) deliver their products in circular packaging systems?" or

"How could packaging design use the delivery and returns systems used in online shopping to develop more sustainable packaging?"


Maria Molina, designer at Greiner, approached the Angewandte last semester and would like to work on these questions together with you. The project is oriented 5-10 years into the future and allows for emerging and hypothetical technologies to be included in the project. Greiner will contribute financially to the project and has also proposed to carry out this project in cooperation with the start-up VYTAL, a young company working on the topic of reusable packaging:


Supervision: Markus Bruckmann and Peter Mahlknecht. The above description comes from my conversation with Maria. Marcus and Peter will present the actual briefing at the start of the semester.



On 11 October, the 4 projects will be presented in detail by Elisabeth, Ruschi, Katrin, Christian, Marcus, Peter, Jakob and Billie.

Examination Modalities

Design Draft 1.0 (first stage of studies) & 2.0 (second stage of studies) will be supervised in four classes from this semester onwards. Katrin, Elisabeth, Christian, Marcus, Ruschi, Jakob and Peter will each take on the supervision of a "class" in pairs.


This time, the semester projects will be developed in working groups of 2-3 students each. Please register between 22 and 26 September 2021 in this Google Doc for one of the four topics that will be presented afterwards. Please take this opportunity to suggest who you would like to work with on the project. 

Regardless of this, you must register in BASE


As before, there will be three presentations of your interim results per semester. From next semester onwards, these presentations will actually be presentations and not meetings. The timetable will be given as before and will be strictly respected in the future. In the coming semester, I will regularly join the weekly group meetings, so that there will be time for more detailed discussions with me. You can find the dates in the ID1 Google calendar.


As of WS 2021, Katrin Sailer will take over the administrative management of our department ( Katrin will be in charge of all communication on the side of the Angewandte. You can contact her if you need information. On the side of my studio in Munich, you can contact Susn Kohl, e.g. to make appointments for extraordinary meetings with me. Susn can be reached at any time via Katrin.

We use SLACK for communication during the work on the semester project. Katrin will send out the relevant information.

All important dates will be shared via the ID1 GOOGLE CALENDAR.

Course Enrolment

From 15 September 2021, 16:29 to 17 October 2021, 16:29
Via online registration

Industrial Design (1. Section): Design: Design 1.0

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible