IDEMC2: Brand Driven Design
Innovations should be in-line with the brand, or preferably, strengthen the brand. Ideally, they are tuned with all the other touch points the consumer experiences, in order to create a durable bond between the consumer and the brand.
At the heart of every innovation is a concept that connects the concerns of all stakeholders. The physical product, accompanying services, and the retail experience are nowadays inextricably intertwined. An integrated approach is important in order to stay relevant in a highly competitive field.
During this master class you will:
- understand how to use the strength of a brand;
- understand what a product concept is;
- learn what it takes to translate a brand into an enchanting concept;
- learn to develop a brand driven workshop;
- learn how to be able to judge whether it is good enough;
- learn how to make sure a concept is taken further.
- The theory behind brand driven design
- Cases and examples of brand driven design
- A 4-step process for developing brand driven concepts
- A framework for applying brand driven design in workshops
|9:00||Registration and welcome drinks|
|9:30||Introduction and overview|
Overview of the master class, aims and structure, expectations and background of the participants.
|10:00||Lecture - Brand driven design?|
A crash course branding and why brand driven design is becoming more and more relevant.
|11:30||How to develop brand driven concepts - including case studies|
How a brand and design can resonate and create competitive advantage. Presenting a framework on how to design brand driven concepts, using the strength of a brand.
At Industrial Design Engineering
|14:00||Workshop part 1|
In this first workshop we will apply the framework, steps 1 and 2.
By guest speaker with examples from practice. About the impact of brand driven design in real life.
|Wrap-up and conclusive thoughts |
|9:30||Lecture - What is a (brand driven) product concept? How to judge them?|
About how to develop brand driven concepts/ideas and how to judge them? When are they good enough?
|10:30||Workshop part 2 - steps 3 and 4 of the framework|
This is the sequel of yesterday's workshop in which we develop an enchanting concept that fits the brand and the future context.
|14:00||Pressure cooker with a guest company - Practicing with brand driven design|
A mini workshop with a guest company in which we design a product concept for them in 75 minutes!
|16:00||Workshop - how to apply the theory in your own work?|
Deconstructing the examples of the participants. What could be done better in the future? What are the hurdles to take?
|17:00||Wrap-up and conclusive thoughts|
|17:30||Drinks and closing|
How to prepare?
Please think of an example of your own professional career where a brand driven project failed or succeeded.
The preparation material (including case studies, reflection questions, and relevant articles) will be sent as a PDF by email. Hand-outs of all lectures will be provided with space for personal notes. All materials provided are included in the course fee.
After the course
Two months after the course, a pre-set consultation timeslot will be offered to all participants to share experiences and ask questions to the IDE Master Class. The format and the timing will be discussed with the participants during the IDE Master Class.