German Design Council
The German Design Council, founded in 1953, supports the exchange of knowledge about design, innovation and branding. It organises design exhibitions, publishes industry-specific publications and organises the internationally renowned German Design Awards and the German Brand Awards. On the new "ndion" content platform, interesting topics relating to design, innovations and trends are published. DDC German Designer Club
The DDC (Deutscher Designer Club), founded in 1989, is a registered association in Frankfurt am Main that promotes "Good Design" in the German-speaking world and organises the annual competition for "Good Design".
The Design Plus Award has been presented to Messe Frankfurt since 1983 as part of the annual Ambiente international spring consumer goods fair. The Design Plus Award was created to support and expand the importance of the topic of design for Frankfurt's consumer-goods fairs and is now also offered at the International Sanitation and Heating Fair (ISH) and the International Trade Fair for Lighting and Building Automation, Light + Building. Asia Designer Communication Platform
The Asia Designer Communication Platform (ADP) is an international association based in Hong Kong that promotes the interests of designers and supports design worldwide. It is the first interdisciplinary design association in Asia with offices in Newark (USA), Sydney and Amsterdam, among others. Since its foundation, it has supported renowned designers to successfully enter the international stage. ADP continuously organises international exhibitions, workshops and seminars as well as exchange activities. The ADP Design Tour is held several times a year in different metropolises such as Bangkok or Tokyo and offers a series of events that connect designers from all over the world with each other and with other industries. Since 2018 Olaf Barski has been Adviser / Design Consultant for ADP.
University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd
The School of Design started in 1776, when a drawing school was founded in Schwäbisch Gmünd. To this day, students are trained there in product, communication and interaction design as well as Internet of Things - Design of Networked Systems and Strategic Design.