14th october 2016
Admission 8:00 h // Starts 9:00 h
Eurac Auditorium


1st international and interdisciplinary
design conference

Meeting point for graphic- interaction and multimedia design lovers, human-interface and motion design enthusiasts, typography addicts and calligraphy fans. Grand masters connect with newbies, professionals get in touch with students, experience mixes up with a fresh drive. Be part of it!


Our Speakers



We accept direct paying via credit card (Visa …) or payment by bank transfer within five working days. If no payment is received within those days, the order will be revoked. Bank transfers are only possible until the 7th october, afterwards payment via credit card only.

Unfortunately not. All 320 tickets are available only online.

Unfortunately not. Already purchased tickets can’t be returned and won’t be refunded.

It is possible to transfer your ticket to another person within the 14th september without additional charges. Please write a mail with all the informations to info@designerds.itStudent tickets can only be transfered to students and professional tickets can only be transfered to professionals. No transfers will be accomplished after the above-mentioned due date.

Please bring the printed payment confirmation we sent you via mail and a valid identification document. Students: please bring your valid student card or an inscription confirmation, in case of a non-compliance, we claim the balance payment to a full-price ticket. Agency combi: please bring your business card with your company’s stamp.

The majority of the talks are held in German. Marian Bantjes and Resistenza speak in English, Jay Rutherford only partly. No simultaneous translations because of organizational reasons.


The languages of the talks are German and English, simultaneous translations won’t be offered.

ENTRY AT 8.00 h – BEGINNING AT 9:00 h
Martin Osen
Human Interface Design, Illustration

The End of Design

  Language topic: German
These are Golden Ages for designers. Design becomes more important every day, its contribution to economical success is universally acknowledged. The most prosperous enterprises in the world are driven by design. Looking soberly at the most recent developments it becomes clear that an entirely different interpretation is more plausible: It’s the end of design as we know it. Most designers of today might be obsolete tomorrow. read more ...
Jay Rutherford
Visual communication, Typography

On becoming a nerd

  Language topic: German, English

Where do nerds come from? What is it about their upbringing, or perhaps genetic makeup, that makes them nerds? Is nerdness a good thing or a bad thing? How do we avoid turning our children into nerds? Or how can we ensure that they become nerds? In this talk I would like to reveal the development of a particular nerd over several decades, how he became a nerd, what happened as he grew up, and what he’s doing now. read more ...

Salon Alpin
Visual Art, Illustration, Animation

Happy inside the Box

  Language topic: German
Looking behind the scenes of some of his most successful projects Lip Comarella will describe his experiences dealing with the limits of everday work. Real and self-inflicted artistic limitations should be considered less as an obstacle and more as a driving force of creativity. read more ...
Typography, Calligraphy, Fontdesign, Lettering, Branding

We never read, we just look at letters

  Language topic: English

In this fast-paced era of technology, devices, categories, information overload and the ultimate chaos online, the best way to be connected is to turn everything off for awhile. Nibs, pens and brushes are some of the tools Resistenza uses to get offline and go back to the times when ink, paper and human skills were the best way to communicate. read more ...

Dieter Telfser
ID-Design, Writing

DYE – Dynamic Entities, Systems, Networks

  Language topic: German
A critical look into the systems and performances of industry in a cross-comparison. Identity as the key in its techniques of power – the consumers in their isolated autonomy. How vital are design processes and their products really to give new and mind opening impulses to the people? Between the beginnings of marking up to this self-differentiated entertainment, lie 40 years of instruments. read more ...
Marian Bantjes
Typography, Illustration, Graphic Design

What is there to say?

  Language topic: English
Typography and custom lettering has reached a zenith in design and Illustration. Never before have there been so many expert and experimental letterers churning out alphabets, fonts and illustrated words. Unfortunately however, despite this, it seems that many, if not most of these people have nothing to say. read more ...

Tickets and Prices

Hurry up! Only 320 seats for Professionals and Students

Professional Ticket

  • 139,00 Euro VAT excluded
  • For companies and privat persons
  • Limited amount of tickets!
  • Payment via credit card or bank transfer
  • Bank transfer within 7th october

Agency Combi

  • 15 % discount on professional tickets
  • Starting from at least 3 persons of the same company
  • • • • • •
  • Payment via credit card or bank transfer
  • Bank transfer within 7th october

Student Ticket

  • 69,00 Euro VAT included
  • Students under 30 with valid student card
  • Limited amount of tickets
  • Payment via credit card or bank transfer
  • Bank transfer within 7th october


How to reach the venue


Eurac Research Center
Viale druso 1, Bolzano
South Tyrol, Italy

Auditorium (1.300 m2)
In total 320 seats available

Accessibility by car

Freeway Exit: A22 Bolzano-Sud or also Bolzano-Nord. You reach the city centre from both exits. Please check the map above with the indicated location position.


Please park in the covered car park „Bolzano Centro“ in the Via Mayr Nusser. Follow the signposted footpath, in approximately 10 minutes you’ll reach the Eurac Center.

  • DATE

    14. Oktober 2016

    Drususallee, 1
    39100 Bozen