Past Events

Speculative Futures – San Jose

Monday, 7th Dec 2020

Final Exhibition 2017

Sunday, 19th Nov 2017


Opening Party: December 8th, 3-8pm
Exhibition Continues: Saturday 9th, 12-6pm.
Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, Copenhagen K, 1253

This year’s Final Exhibition will showcase a wide range of design solutions through an impressive collection of tangible and visual prototypes. Our Interaction Design Programme students have followed an intense curriculum and the Final Exhibition sets out to reflect their new found knowledge and skill-sets.

The 23 final projects will demonstrate the multi-disciplinary, exploratory and potentially disruptive nature of Interaction Design and Service Design. We hope that the projects won’t stop at this exhibition and that people will continue to develop their concepts into actual products and services that will impact positively on the lives of those they are designed for.

Friday Bar (and mini-exhibition)

Friday, 5th Jun 2015


…share the moment.
…connect with strangers.
…make an appointment.

We’re opening the doors to the IDP studio so you can enjoy a beer while looking at a series of concepts for apps that do one of the above – really well!

When: 4-6pm, Friday, June 5th
Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK

Please let us know if you are coming so we can make sure we have enough beers in the fridge.

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Secret Life of Objects – Mini-Exhibition (and Friday Bar!)

Friday, 22nd May 2015


In object-oriented homes, nothing has special status. Everything exists equally — plumbers, cotton, bonobos, DVD players, and sandstone, for example. The house is built for us as much as it is for objects.

Lets imagine sitting in a house where objects are agents or domesticated robots.

They do stuff for us, they influence us to towards our – and their – goals. They can do the right thing, they can fail, they can do it subtly or also very directly, they can have utilitarian or only emotional value. We can be their main users or objects can be their users.


Come and see a series of projects produced on the Interaction Design Programme as part of a 2 week ‘Secret Life of Objects’ workshop taught by Joshua Noble (Teague, Seattle) and Simone Rebaudengo (Frog, Shanghai).

When: 4-6pm – Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK (1st floor studio)

If you and your friends would like to join us, let us know here (just so we know how many beers to buy!):secret-life-of-objects-mini-exhibition-and-friday-bar

Service Design Drinks: David Sherwin: “Design is hacking how we learn”

Thursday, 9th Jan 2014


SDN-DK and CIID have the pleasure to present David Sherwin this Thursday at 5 p.m. at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. The event is free of charge and professionals as well as students are welcome.

Design Is Hacking How We Learn

The next big disruption in lifelong learning will be by design. We are innately trained and poised to have a global impact on how other people can survive and thrive, whether they are designers or not.

In this talk, David Sherwin will point out opportunities for today’s designers to help create this change, sharing work his teams have done with the Girl Effect to empower girls living in extreme poverty and with Frog Design’s Collective Action Toolkit, which in its first year of release has been used worldwide by tens of thousands of non-designers in multiple languages.

David Sherwin is a creative director and interaction designer that has written multiple books that help people become better problem solvers and business thinkers, including Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills and Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers. He is a an Interaction Design Director at frog, a global product strategy and design firm, and a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts in the BFA in Interaction Design program.

In his free time, he mentors designer-led startups for The Designer Fund, as well as speaks and teaches internationally at many conferences and design schools. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, the poet and writer Mary Paynter Sherwin.

Service Design Drinks will take place in Copenhagen on Jan 9th, 2014

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID)
Toldbodgade 37b, 1253 Copenhagen K