Industrial Design

Prof. Frank Georg Zebner

T +49 (0)69.800 59-150

University of Art and Design

West wing 2nd floor

Department of Design

Department of Industrial Design

Schloßstraße 31

63065 Offenbach am Main

Research assistants

Lina Djouiai

Graduate designer, doctoral candidate; 

Industrial Design and Designpark 3

Karlotta Klussmann

Graduate designer, doctoral student;

Industrial Design and Designpark 3

Christina Timmann

Graduate designer, doctoral student;

Industrial Design and Designpark 3

Doctoral students

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

Dr. phil. Sandra Kroll, graduate designer

Dr. phil. Fabian Kragenings, graduate designer

Dr. phil. Benjamin Vogt, graduate designer

Pia Scharf, graduate designer

Lina Djouiai, graduate designer

Karlotta Klußmann, graduate designer

Christina Timmann, graduate designer

Student assistants

Kamola Khudayberdieva (Archive)

Franca Hoßfeld (Media)

Niklas Karl (Technology)

Doctoral candidates

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

Dr. phil. Sandra Kroll, Diplom-Designerin

Dr. phil. Fabian Kragenings, Diplom-Designer

Dr. phil. Benjamin Vogt, Diplom-Designer

Prof. Pia Scharf, Diplom-Designerin

Lina Djouiai, Diplom-Designerin

Karlotta Klußmann, Diplom-Designerin

Christina Timmann, Diplom-Designerin

Further Information

Design means designing for sensible use and thereby reflects social-technological processes. Design developments are based on research into the technical and design interdependencies with contexts of the social-technological fabric.

In the Industrial Design teaching area, a comprehensive design approach is used to create innovative scenarios for disruptive situations in order to contribute to the improvement of human coexistence and interaction as a whole. Design projects are practiced with the help of a problem-oriented approach (teaching) and implemented in a goal-oriented manner (research and development).

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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2 years 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...

4 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
9 years ago

HfG-Alumni on Arduino

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

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9 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...