In der folgenden Dokumentation erhalten Sie einen Überblick über die UNIVERSAL DESIGN competition 2020 und anderen Highlights wie etwa der Eröffnung von "oursuperstore".

UNIVERSAL DESIGN competition 2020

Care for Innovation

Care for Innovation ist ein Zusammenschluss von jungen und innovativen Unternehmen aus dem Gesundheitswesen.

Im März 2020 haben sich die Gründungsmitglieder sowie weitere Interessenten im Oskar von Miller Forum in München zum Strategie Meeting getroffen.

expert JURY 2020

Die expert Jury entscheidet über die Auszeichnung des UNIVERSAL DESIGN expert und des UNIVERSAL DESIGN gold Awards.

Die Mitglieder*innen der Jury setzen sich aus den unterschiedlichen Disziplinen der Gestaltung zusammen und haben sich mit den transdisziplinären Dimensionen des Universal Designs auseinandergesetzt.

Für mehr Information zu der expert Jury, klicken Sie bitte hier.

consumer JURY 2020

Die consumer JURY entscheidet über den UNIVERSAL DESIGN CONSUMER AWARD und bietet darüber hinaus den Teilnehmer*innen des Wettbewerbes die Möglichkeit ein direktes Feedbeck für ihre Produkte von den Verbraucher*innen zu erhalten.

Für mehr Informationen zu der consumer JURY, klicken Sie bitte hier.

Premiere oursuperstore

Eröffnung von oursuperstore im Rahmen der MCBW 2020.

oursuperstore präsentiert als Designshop Produkte, die von Sozialunternehmen und deren Mitarbeiter*innen in Zusammenarbeit mit Designer*innen entwickelt und produziert wurden.

Socio City

Urbanität gestalten - Stadtgestaltung für Menschen - mit Social Design.

Das Konzept der Urbanität stößt an seine Grenzen, es wird künftigen sozialpsychologischen Anforderungen nicht gerecht.

Während des Workshops wurden Konzepte und Perspektiven für eine neue Urbanität präsentiert und diskutiert, um soziale Interaktion, Soziokultur und gemeinschaftliche Identität zu fördern.


Gold Winner 2020


Produkt:           sippa home

Unternehmen: Iuvas medical GmbH

Mit sippa stehen wir Menschen zur Seite, denen alltägliche Gewohnheiten, wie das Trinken, zu einer großen Herausforderungen werden. sippa passt wie ein normales Trinkgefäß in ihren Alltag und hilft dort wo es gebraucht wird. Unauffällig. Funktional. Einfach.


Beim vollständigen Leeren eines Trinkgefäßes muss normalerweise der Kopf nach hinten überstreckt werden. Zum einen ist dies für viele Menschen aufgrund von Bewegungseinschränkungen nicht mehr möglich, zum anderen öffnet das Überstrecken die Atemwege und erhöht das Risiko einer Aspiration. Kommt es zum Verschlucken beim Trinkvorgang, sind die Patienten einem erhöhten Pneumonierisiko ausgesetzt.

sippa fördert eine optimale Kopfposition für unbeschwertes Trinken, dem sogenannten Chin-Down- oder Chin-Tuck-Manöver, besonders bei Menschen mit Schluckstörung. Eine gewohnte Benetzung der Lippen und normale Schluckboli ermöglichen einen natürlichen Schluckmechanismus.

WINNER UD competition 2020

UNIVERSAL DESIGN GOLD is only awarded once a year!
The UNIVERSAL DESGIN GOLD award is awarded anually for only one submission.
sippa home
The drinking aid sippa enables the liquid level to be
compensated through a highly elastic membrane, so that you can
always drink with your chin down. sippa has the shape and color of an
ordinary drinking vessel. As a result, the user does not feel any
exclusion when using it.
HEWI has been comitted to the fields of universal design in a very special way for around 15 years and is particulary honored for this.
HEWI Serie 477/801 - Edition matt
Since 1969, range 477/801 has been the most integrated architectural
system for kindergartens, schools, public facilities and home.
Modularity, surface diversity and the comprehensive range of products
from lever handles and sanitary accessories to comfort products and
barrier-free elements enables cross-generational use, geared to the
individual needs of the user.
UNIVERSAL DESIGN expert winner 2020
UNIVERSAL DESIGN consumer 2020
sippa home
The drinking aid sippa enables the liquid level to be
compensated through a highly elastic membrane, so that you can
always drink with your chin down. sippa has the shape and color of an
ordinary drinking vessel. As a result, the user does not feel any
exclusion when using it.
S1 Smart Drill System
Stella Medical offers a user-friendly, small-size navigation system for
spine surgeries. The system offers the advantages of complex,
conventional navigation systems - higher precision and lower
complication rates - but at a significantly lower price.
ZAUNKÖNIG Mitmachstuhl
ZAUNKÖNIG (the German word for wren) is the first piece of furniture
that combines three essential functions that „new-born“ parents seek
for. Without any modifications (just turn it around) children can sit on it
when eating, stand on it while cooking and play with it in between.
Laid across ZAUNKÖNIG transforms into a bench that guarantees
usability across generations.
Dreieckstuch SCHATZI
The idea came up in Spring 2019 for light, cozy scarves in trendy colors that easily
fit in your jacket pocket. This design, “SCHATZI”, was developed for production
on hand-knitting machines – with an emphasis on variety and quality instead
of quantity.
burgbad GmbH
Innovative and patented lighting that deserves a spotlight: thanks to
diffusers on the inner sides of the mirrored doors, the mirror cabinets
in the rl30 Room Light range illuminate the face with natural lighting
that can be individually adjusted via the position of the doors. The
diffusers on the sides distribute the light to create a perfect lighting
Kermi GmbH
Kermi illustrates the process of partial renovation of a narrow
bathroom, which in just a few steps becomes a bathroom for all
situations in life. Important for narrow bathrooms: The shower can be folded
against the wall to a depth of less than 40 cm when not in use.
Franka Emika Training Platform
At Franka Emika, we develop outstanding industrial robots that feature
world‘s most advanced technology and unprecedented usability. In
pursue of our vision and social responsibility to make robots and AI
accessible to everyone, we have created an out-of-the-box, ready to
use training platform that includes, at its core, our industrial robotic
system, with the same exceptional technology and usability.
Naber CornoTurno
With the stainless steel sink combination Corno Turno (500 or 600 mm
cabinet width) for installation in front of windows on worktop level, all
work processes are carried out within the sink. The faucet integrated
into the sink wall can be swivelled by 180° and simply lowered into the
bowl on both sides.
Transporta bag
Trasporta bag is a broadly usable, user-friendly multi-purpose bag. It
was developed in collaboration with wheelchair users and pedestrians
as an accessory for everyday use. Trasporta combines functionality,
aesthetics and the skills of a minority to work for everyone.
Relaxsessel Insideout
Professional Recliner Armchair with bed function in a lightweight
scandinavian design made for sophisticated barrier-free living.
universal design socket
Especially for people with disabilities
and seniors the electric socket can become a hurdle. The result is a
random movement of the wrist, hoping to find the contact-opening by
coincidence. The solution: universal design socket. Thanks to the
internal guide, the contacts can be plugged in with a simple rotary
Norco Cadrick Rucksack Tasche
Mobility by bicycle has become a part of modern urban lifestyle. The
Rucksack Bag combines elegant appearance with sophisticated
functionality and a design which is aligned on the flowing use between
the office, family and everyday life.
Kindgerechte Jacke
Joni Studio is developing childfriendly clothes since 2017. The patterns and the closure are both designed to be adjusted to te children’s
needs and motor skills.
OXO Good Grips Messbecher
This series of measuring cups has an angled measuring scale for easy
reading without constant bending. Thanks to the patented,
permanently etched measuring scale, which runs diagonally upwards,
it can be read from above.
CASO Kitchen Energy
This kitchen scale works without batteries. By turning the power button, energy is
generated for one minute. The kinetic energy (energy of movement) is converted
into electrical energy and thus generates the necessary electricity to put the
scale into operation.
WAY is a fitting for your door: it is modern, rich in contrast and helps to
guide the key into the keyhole more easily even in the dark. The key
guide helps senior citizens, blind people, children and people with
physical disabilities to aim better. The inconspicuous assistance makes
the set suitable for everyone with or without handicap.
UNIVERSAL DESIGN expert award 2020
Awarded by the expert jury chaired by Uni. Prof. Wolfgang Sattler (Bauhaus University Weimar)
magdas hotel
Run by recognized refugees in teaching and hotel professionals with and without
refugee experience, in cooperation with artists, architects and students, magdas
HOTEL is something different: a place for meetings and connections, going far
beyond regular hotel experience.
Community garden
I did not want my children to think that tomato grows in the
supermarket and their best friends lives in a virtual world. So I created a community garden “audz”..
Stuhlserie SITZ
SITZ fits! The chair SITZ complements the table HALT. It is as well a
reliable and comfortable piece of furniture. Its clear silhouette and soft
curves fit in to various environments. Seats in trams, subway trains
and busses, where secure grip is essential, inspired the design of
SITZ’s wide handle bar.
EMB Leuchten
As a manufacturer of lighting systems for the health sector (AAL), we
have equipped various luminaires with radio technology. This is
intended to support and relieve the stress on care-dependent people
and nursing staff in health care facilities as well as in the homecare
sector through simple handling of the switching elements.
Interaktive Demenzhilfe
Working with biographic content can improve the life quality of people
with dementia and may contribute to upholding ones identity.
Therefore working with biography and memories are considered
crucial for the treatment of people suffering from dementia. MINO is a
holistic digital concept for interactive memory maintenance, that has
been created in co-working with caregivers.
Universal Rooms
Universal Rooms is a design and interior design concept for liferesistant living for all generations. In the future, it will be a matter of designing living spaces in such a way that living in old age is
destigmatized and the quality of life is increased.
Quali Co. Ltd.
C T100
CT100 is an innovative task chair ergonomically designed by analyzing the mechanism of a rocking chair. This chair rocks gently by transforming its balance of the body, which supports to fit in any personal sitting style. Our research team proves the motion of rocking by CT100 engages the calf and thigh muscles to provide a mild exercise, which increases blood circulation. CT100 relieves a strain on the body from sitting for a long period of time. It makes healthy workplace possible.
“SALITRO & Stafit II” are a chair and desk designed to replace the
traditional one-way teaching classroom setting with a collaborative
learning environment to encourage problem solving by students.
“SALITRO” combines a seat shell with the newly developed mechanical
flip-up and down function.
UNIVERSAL DESIGN consumer award 2020
Awarded by 100 people of the Consumer Jury 2020
Drink on
Drink On is a drinking reminder that provides ambience on the table
with its atmospheric lighting. By placing Drink On
in a place within sight and reach and then placing a drinking vessel on
top of it, the „drinking station“ is activated. This reminds the owner of drinking by atmospheric lighting at regular intervals.
Panama is a bowl that allows you to open any type of jar with just one
hand. This is particularly helpful when only one hand is free, your own
strength is no longer sufficient or certain restrictions make it
impossible to use two hands.
Staying Alive
Staying Alive is a food brochure that can be used in everyday life.
Without having to reada lot, the user is given maximum information in
short texts. Through coloured paper,stickers and pictures, it creates a direct visual reference to the refrigerator.
Der bewegte Schrank
„The moving cabinet“ is suitable for young people as well as for older people. Children come to all items of clothing as well as very large adults who are health-related.
Lars Lubatschowski developed the participation platform UNSER
MÜNCHEN as part of his master‘s thesis. The platform provides
information about ways of participation, shows current events in the
neighbourhood and motivates citizens to start their own initiative.
Special Mention Social Design
Award for special commitment in the development of universal design strategies in the social economy.
Wurstschneidebrett „Für Uns“
This sausage cutting board from the Für Uns-Manufaktur is designed
for the perfect cut of the Hessian sausage speciality „Stracke“ (salami
alike) and other cold cut varieties. Due to a design development event
with experts from the Institute of Universal Design the board has been
modified so that it can be used by both right-handers and left-handers.
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Dokumentation 2019

Jahrbuch der UNIVERSAL DESIGN competition 2019

In der Dokumentation der UNIVERSAL DESIGN competition 2019 erhalten Sie eine Überblick über die ausgezeichneten Produkte, Servicedienstleistungen und Konzepte, sowie einen Eindruck von der Jurierung und der Übergabe der Awards. Klicken Sie hier, für das Jahrbuch.

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Produkt: PEGA Duschkabine

Unternehmen:Kermi GmbH

Das neue Pendel- und Gleittürprogramm PEGA bezaubert alle Generationen. Mit sanft gerundetem Design, exklusiver Technik und Optik und einem einzigartigen Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.


Der PEGA-Griff umschmeichelt die Hand. Alle Türflügel, auch die der Gleittüren, werden beim Öffnen über Unebenheiten hinweggehoben. PEGA bietet barrierefreien Zugang, guten Spritzwasserschutz, einen nützlichen glastransparenten Handtuchhaken, edle verchromte Applikationen, eine durchgängige Glas- und Profilhöhe, eine Serienhöhe von 2 m und eine einfache Reinigung. Vormontage und leichte, bewährte Technik erleichtern dem Installateur die Montage und sparen Kosten.


Gold Winner 2019


Winner UNIVERSAL DESIGN competition 2019

Quick-Check Pistenleitsystem
In 2017 motasdesign won the international design competition
for the new wayfinding system of the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm
Leogang Fieberbrunn. The key decision was to understand
it as a traffic guidance system with a focus on safety. It is based
on common mental models, tried and tested materials, colours
and information reduction. The goal is to develop an innovative
wayfinding system together with the client with the potential to
become an international standard.
HEWI Sanitärsystem 900
System 900 can be used to create bathrooms that exude a sense
of well-being, enhance user well-being and offer the best possible
level of independence and safety. A timeless design is created
in conjunction with durable materials, such as chrome, satin
stainless steel or matt powder coating.
It is a proven fact that out toilets are an ergonomic mess. Stuul is the first attempt to reinterpret the toilet stool through an
innovative, unobtrusive and neutral design into a lifestyle oriented
product to fit modern bathroom interiors with the goal to increase
acceptance for this important product.
Being in need for care and assistance, or getting the diagnosis
dementia, can lead to a life of isolation and loneliness for the
patient and their close ones. Until now there have been no offers
in cinemas that met the demands. Intergenerationally “Silberfilm”
wants to achieve that people of all ages can leave their daily
health-care worries behind to relax at the cinema and meet other
people in a public area.
Casa - Die Haltegrifffamilie
With its clear aesthetic, materials and colours, the Casa line of
support knobs provides support, safety and fall prevention for private
homes, hotels, health care and public facilities in a customtailored
yet unobtrusive way. Casa consists of 6 support knobs,
each with its own distinct function, that can be used on their own
or in combination, allowing users to combine several knobs to fit their individual needs.
Eliot - Höhenverstellbarer Schreibti
Eliot is a smart electrical height adjustable desk. Step-less, smooth, fast and quiet, the table height can be adjusted from 65 - 130 cm. Eliot is very adaptable thanks to intelligent accessories,
and your desired design is achieved with customizable colored
Gira Studio
A rounded design. Round and square, black and white: the new
Gira Studio design line focuses on contrasts. As a surface-mounted
variant in fashionable design interiors, or as a flush-mounted
variant in sophisticated living areas.
KUMOVIS develops technologies for 3D printing of the high-performance
plastic PEEK in medical quality. For the first time, this
printing technology offers a clear cost advantage compared to
conventional processes. Thus, the vision of patient-specific bone
replacement implants as a primary treatment method becomes
Matibabu - Malariadiagnose
According to the WHO the amount of malaria cases has grown
again during the last years. However, early stage malaria diagnosis
raises the healing chances and helps to avoid dangerous
mistreatment. The Matibabu device enables a new, fast and
non-invasive way of diagnosing malaria with the help of infra-red
and magnets. The simple process of diagnosis allows non-experts
to perform the analysis, while the product design enables a broad
spectrum of patients.
Manufactured sustainably in France, the recyclable material and
waste containers from Green Office GmbH ensure almost 100%
sorting quality and up to 28% lower waste costs. The color code
facilitates the proper storage of recyclables for all generations and
brings also e.g. physical relief for nurses; the individualization of
graphics (fonts, symbols, pictograms) guarantees that all involved
parties can participate intuitively.
Ergonomischer Griff für Haushaltshe
The handle models
enable ergonomic gripping, various grip types and individual and
energy-saving use. They can be used both - right-handed and
left-handed - and are particularly suitable on motorics/power
limitations in the hands. The material wood combines beautiful
appearance, a functional surface and sustainability!
INDIVO - Die ergonomische Küche
The Indivo system from Pressalit offers solutions for the ergonomic
kitchen. The system offers lifting units for countertops,
freestanding work and dining tables, as weil as wall units, Electromotive
or via a crank mechanism, the modules adapt to sitting
and standing people and their different working heights.
Munevo Assistant
Munevo is a Start-Up, that focuses on software solutions. It develops
a smart glass control device for electric wheelchairs. Thanks
to this solution tetraplegics are able to control and navigate their
electric wheelchairs with slight head movements in an effective
and intuitve way.
Dryxx - variable Tasche
Dryxx is helping to reduce consumtion of plastic bags. As a sustainable
bag concept with variable volume, dryxx offers a variaty
of ergonomic carying possibilities and a system for modular inner pockets. Thanks to the clever design, dryxx is 3 in 1: handbag,
shopper and backpack.
Haftsache - Designprodukte
The products of Haftsache
have a special origin. They are produced by inmates in Bavarian
prisons and sold in the online shop Many of
the products are designed by students at the Technical University
of Munich (academic chair Industrial Design) with which Haftsache
collaborates. Resocialization is one of the biggest motivations
behind the project Haftsache. By working in the several craft
businesses in prison, prisoners are preparing to successfully enter
society again.
Norco Portree Rucksack Tasche
Mobility by bicycle has become a part of modern urban lifestyle.
The Rucksack Bag combines elegant appearance with sophisticated
functionality and a design which is aligned on the flowing
use between the office, family and everyday life.
Biopsy Cube
Interventional radiologists perform minimally invasive biopsies to
take tissue samples for further examination and tumor diagnosis.
The difficulty is to position the needle correctly in the carcinoma
at the first attempt. The Biopsy Cube is a supporting template
placed directly on the patient‘s body during the CT scan. The
radiologist determines the needle angle digitally with a software
and transfers it exactly with the user-oriented template.
"BOBBIE" mitwachsender Kinderschrei
“Bobbie” not only grows with
the child, but also adapts to their needs. At a younger age, when
the child‘s fine motor skills are not yet developed, an edge surrounds
the table so that nothing can fall off. In the course of time,
after the development of fine motor skills, the edge is no longer
needed and disappears with the higher settings.
Broschüre für Schwangere
This brochure is accessible and written in easy-to-read language.
It provides an orientation for pre-, during and after pregnancy
support. With an appealing design, a clear structure
and a easy-to-read language, users will find all the information
they need.
Alter +, Barriere -
The elderly with dementia suffer from cognitive impairment and
physical activity barriers. “AGE PLUS, BARRIER MINUS” is a series
of therapy toys for elderly with dementia in service of an Animalassisted
therapy. It is designed, through playing with the therapy
dogs, to help the patients to practice their sensibility, cognition,
motor ability etc. At the same time, it can motivate them to make
more communications with the outside world.
“ALBROAD 23NP” is a lobby chair that incorporates a range of
technologies to provide seating comfort for the wide variety of
airport passengers. Custom spring inserts, integral skin molding
that is soft to the touch, and 3D body fit curvature provide
seating comfort. Changing the
height of the seat cushion beam brackets enables the elderly or
otherwise disabled to easily get up or down.
Numo - black
numo – a contract chair where classic design meets innovative
technology. The core of numo is an aeris kinematic system consisting
of four flex points between the frame and plastic seat shell.
This brings movement into our daily sedentary life as the chair not
only swings backwards but also forwards.
VS SUB comfort
The unique system fitting impresses with its puristic border made
of filigree steel and provides convenient access to the lower storage
space with its hinged door cabinets. Two pull-out shelves are
automatically extended when the door is opened. The upper shelf
can then be inserted intuitively without any additional operation
to ensure optimum access even to the lowest level. When closing
the doors, the unit is automatically retracted again.
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