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Design Means Business 2013

Published in Conferences
15 October 2013


A National Conference promoting the Value of Design

‘Design Means Business’ is a National Conference designed to communicate and advance the value and benefits of design to businesses and the wider community.

Over two days, the conference aims to Inspire and Support Businesses to engage with design practices and practitioners through Passionate Keynote Speakers and Interactive Workshops and Master Classes.

This years conference takes place in October and speakers include senior designers from major industrial companies, Top Design Agencies and Leading Practitioners, sharing their experiences of design and how it has impacted the bottom line.

When: Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October 2013
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Where: The Sage, Gateshead
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Red Dot stages gaming congress in Berlin: "Success by Game Design: Transmedia Challenges and Potentials”

How can the success factors of gaming be used across sectors? On 17 October 2013 the Red Dot Design Museum hosts a congress on the economic and cultural potential of game design in other markets, taking place at the legendary Café Moskau in Berlin. “Game Master” Dr. Linda Breitlauch, Professor of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, will accompany the guests through the topics of gamification, serious games, technology transfer and transmedia.

The experienced Red Dot juror highlights the importance of game design and its influence on other markets. With the congress she wants to increase the game industry’s economic output: “The enormous potential of one of the biggest entertainment markets will be exploited further: Beyond the entertainment aspect, gaming technologies offer a variety of possibilities in the field of economy, culture, education and science. Nowadays, the creative industries need to pay special attention to this challenge.”

The exclusive convention is meant to show agencies, freelancers and inhouse creatives to what extend game design has an impact on advertising and industry. Ultimately, the speakers’ aim is to expose in how far the success factor of gaming can be used optimally across sectors. Besides experts from the international games industry, winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013 also have the chance to participate in the conference.

Until 24 May creative minds have the opportunity to enter in 21 different categories to compete against the best within the communications industry. Be it designers, agencies, employers or talented newcomers – the international quality seal Red Dot guarantees worldwide interest and impresses partners, media, industry insiders as well as clients.

Event information:
Conference "Success by Game Design: Transmedia Challenges and Potentials”
17. October 2013 / from 9.30 am to 4 pm
Café Moskau Berlin (Karl-Marx-Allee 34, 10178 Berlin)

The conference is co-financed in the course of the EU project “Redi” (when Regions support Entrepreneurs and Designers to Innovate)

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Red Dot Design Award

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06_EDBD13As a BEDA Centre of Competence for Design & Business Dialogue, designaustria organised the fourth European Design Business Dialogue (EDBD) in May this year. For the first time the conference took place at two locations – Vienna and Graz.

Under the theme »Design for success« the EDBD 2013 focused on striking examples from representatives of leading international companies such as Airbus, Pfizer, Kone, Eternit or Roca. The speakers used their presentations to enter into a design–business dialogue with the conference participants in order to demonstrate clearly how companies and organisations can benefit from deploying design in the right way.


Contact BEDA  Koloniënstraat 56, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) t. (+32) 2 217 39 77  f. (+32) 2 217 99 72
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