Industrial Design

Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach

University of Art and Design

School of Design

Field Industrial Design

Schloßstraße 31

63065 Offenbach


Lina Djouiai, Diplom-Designerin

PhD student, Research associate

Westflügel, Raum D203

Karlotta Klussmann, Diplom-Designerin

PhD student, Research associate

Westflügel, Raum D203​​

Christina Timmann

Research associate

Westflügel, Raum D203

Julia Americo Mansur Andalaft

Tutor and student assistant

Westflügel, Raum D201

Erika Paola Martinez Duque
Tutor and student assistant 
Westflügel, Raum D201

Doctoral candidates

Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. phil. Florian Arnold, MA

Dr. phil. Sandra Kroll, Diplom-Designerin

Dr. phil. Fabian Kragenings, Diplom-Designer

Benjamin Vogt, Diplom-Designer

Prof. Pia Scharf, Diplom-Designerin

Lina Djouiai, Diplom-Designerin

Karlotta Klußmann, Diplom-Designerin

Design is anticipation of the future. It continuously updates methods and necessary scientific, technical and practical contexts.

Design means designing for sensible use and thereby reflects social-technological processes for today and for the future.

Today and in the future, design development is based both on digital methods (drawing, construction, model, data) and on research into the design interdependencies and contexts of the social-technological structures.

In the Industrial Design department, innovative scenarios for disruptive situations are designed in a comprehensive design approach in order to contribute to the improvement of human coexistence and interaction as a whole.

Three fields play a decisive role here:

1. sciences and theories look at future-relevant topics and causal relationships from the human perspective.

2. New technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, nano and sensor technology, artificial intelligence and material technology bring process-oriented expertise to planning and development.

3. thinking and design strategies such as discussion, approach, research, empiricism as well as other scientific and creative procedures guarantee continuous impulses and a constant increase in knowledge.

The methodological approach from these three problem-oriented perspectives is practised (teaching) and implemented (research) in design projects. 

Nevertheless, designers and design in essence remain what it has always been: an epistemic approach to unresolved issues with the help of visualisation. Often still with pen and paper. So designers are visualisers. Not much? We think it's the key!

Student Projects

    prof  zebner    gedruckter handschuh   barbara ott   2010

Printed glove, 2010

Barbara Ott

    prof  zebner    aer e bike   andre look

Aer E-Bike

André Look

    prof  zebner    cobot 3d drucker   marc schoemann  nils mayer und raoul wilken   2014

Cobot 3D Printer, 2014

Marc Schömann, Nils Mayer, Raoul Wilke

    prof  zebner    audio view   frauke taplik   2013

Audio View, 2013

Frauke Taplik

    prof  zebner    minimalinvasives werkzeug   marina fischer   2014

Minimally invasive tool, 2014

Marina Fischer

    prof  zebner    sicherungsschalter   ayoub saaif   2013

Circuit breaker, 2013

Ayoub Saaif

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4 days ago

Frank Zebner becomes IDSA member

Frank Zebner, Professor of Industrial Design in the Department of Design, has been accepted as an international member of the IDSA Industrial Design Society of America. The American Design Society dates back to the founding of the American Design Institute in 1938, with Henry...

2 years ago

Design against the crisis: Designing for use

Johannes Bietz, HfG-student and tutor at Design Institut of Technology, with the help of his fellow student Jonas Theisinger, participates in an open source initiative for the provision of protective visors for nursing and aid institutes.

Jifei ou dadabox
7 years ago

HfG-Alumni on Arduino

»DaDaBox«, a student project of Jifei Ou will be shown on

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7 years ago

HfG student wins the NWW Special Design Award 2014

Marina Fischer a Product Design student, receives the Special Award at the NWW Design Award 2014. The jury was so impressed with her design Mustage - a connecting system without screws - that they chose it over entries from 200 fellow entrants. The work was produced in her 3rd...