Join us in Munich on July 5th- 6th for a weekend of making

Join us for two fun and intense days of making, as we craft, hack, and build human-centered design solutions to real world challenges.

June 10, 2013
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Ready to make a difference over the weekend? Join us for two fun and intense days of making, as we craft, hack, and build human-centered design solutions to real world challenges, working alongside IDEO designers from various disciplines.

The theme for our Munich Make-a-thon is Good Morning, Good Evening, Good bye. We will tackle design challenges along a human life cycle and within a daily routine. It is up to the teams to define the specific challenges as well as the solutions. More details about the briefs will be released a few days prior to the event.

Due to a limited number of spaces and the need for a mix of system thinkers and skillful makers, you need to apply here to attend the Munich Make-a-thon. All your information will be treated confidentially. You will then receive an email from us to confirm your participation. If you do not get a spot, apologies if we can’t fit you in.
There is always a next time!

We will report back on the outcome of the Munich Make-a-thon here on IDEO Labs after the event. Please be aware: We believe in open source. Designs, prototypes, works created at the Make-a-thon, will be offered under Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0).

Friday, July 5th 2013, 1:30pm till late
Saturday, July 6th 2013, 10:00am till 8:00pm

Makers, designers, hackers, system thinkers, friends

IDEO Munich
Kellerstraße 27
81667 München

Friday, July 5th
1:30 Welcome and introduction
2:00 Talk: Making at IDEO
2:15 Project team briefings
2:30 Talk: Design research, prototyping and experimentation
3:00 Project teams: Inspiration and design research
4:30 Project teams: Brainstorming and prototyping
7:00 Studio dinner and share back
8:00 Teams can wrap up or continue working
9:00 Studio closes

Saturday, July 6th
9:00 Breakfast
9:45 Making in project teams
12:30 Lunch and inspirational talk
2:00 Making and user testing
6:00 Final presentations

Inspirational talk: We are very happy to host Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, interaction designer, entrepreneur and founder of the Good Night Lamp as our inspirational speaker. Alexandra leads Designswarm, an ‘internet of things’ design studio, and co-founded Tinker London, the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK.

Twitter: Use the twitter hashtag #ideomake to discuss the event.

If you have any additional questions, or if for some reason you’ve signed up and can’t make it, please email us at