KISDtalk: "Getting the Creeps – The Adventure of Managing Design Projects"

"KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design", 26. Juni 2018

Wolf (Bild: KISD )

Dipl. Des. Michael Wolf will in this public lecture shed light on the chances and difficulties in running various design projects – from the stage of planning, to communicating with clients and their expectations, to the final steps for implementation.

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KISDtalk. "Getting the Creeps – The Adventure of Managing Design Projects"

"KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design"


  • 26. 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. Michael Wolf, Formula D, Cape Town


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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Different clients approach designers with very different sets of design informants. Some have very specific ideas of what their solution will be, but may not have engaged the user yet. Others have identified a problem but are not sure of how much they can spend on a solution. Another presents high level ideas giving designers free range to propose the next steps. Establishing a suitable process and speaking to client about project management early on is crucial to successfully navigate design projects and prevent issues like scope creep, misinterpretation of the brief, or unforeseen dependencies. In his talk, Michael will present some of his key learnings from running a design company over the last 10 years.

Michael Wolf, interaction designer and KISD alumni, lives and works in Cape Town, where he runs Formula D interactive, an award-winning design consultancy specialising in the design of interactive learning interventions for public spaces, museums and visitor centres using innovative engagement strategies and technologies.
The talk will be held in English language and will take place in KISD's lecture hall.

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 interna tional speakers. The talks take place on specified dates on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm, mostly in the conference room 11, at KISD.
The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event and free of charge.