KISDtalk: "Diversity in Practice and Theory. A Speech about Contrasts"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design , 12. Juni 2018

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Dipl. Des. Marcel Befort will in this public lecture elaborate on cultural diversity and its impact on design practice – both in a methodological and practical way by means of theoretical approaches and case studies drawn from his studio “Sensity" based in Luxembourg and Cologne.

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KISDtalk: "Diversity in Practice and Theory. A Speech about Contrasts"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


  • 12. Juni 2018
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Cologne


free of charge


KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


Dipl. Des. Marcel Befort


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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KISD will have the pleasure to welcome Dipl. Des. Marcel Befort as a KISDtalk speaker on June 12, 2018. That's what he says about his upcoming lecture on the topic "Diversity in Practice and Theory. A Speech about Contrasts":
"My speech covers two main topics which interrelate and which, from my perspective, are both relevant for design practice and theory. The first diversity topic covers my PhD research about cultural diversity and its influence on design practice. I will present you some of my theories on this and we can discuss your ideas and your personal experiences on the topic, too. The second diversity topic is related to our discipline in a more practical way. It involves our daily work at “Sensity”: As a “consultancy for consistency and change“, we work with a very diverse set of topics, methods, and tools. Some are to foster consistency, some to gain insight on user behavior, and some are very strategic. All of them, to a certain extent, are design topics."

Marcel Befort supports companies by implementing design and customer insights in their organization. In 2006, he completed his design studies at KISD – Köln International School of Design with a specialization in Design Management. He then moved to Munich and worked for BMW Group in the area of Brand Management and Corporate Identity. He is an assistant professor and doctoral student in the department of Industrial Design in the field of Design Theory at Wuppertal University. In 2012, he founded “Sensity SARL“, a design consultancy for consistency and change in Luxembourg and Cologne.
The talk will be held in English language.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis and reflexion of the manifold issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The talks take place on specified dates on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11 at KISD. The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event and free of charge.

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