Free lecture: “What is Design?”

The term “design” is often used in all kinds of contexts: From “designer chair” to “design thinking” and “designed by Apple in California” to “designer drug” or toilet paper “with design”. But what exactly is design anyway?



In this lecture, the concept of design will be explained by a long-time designer and misconceptions about the term design will be dispelled.

You will see examples from industrial and product design, usability and user interface design, but also from architecture, typography and art history.

The lecture will last approximately one hour and is intended for anyone with an interest in industrial design, usability, and questions of aesthetics.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions. These are not only allowed but encouraged!


Registration & Dates

The lecture is usually held on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.

The lecture will take place at the premises of Nuberodesign at Albrechtstrasse 2 in Winterthur. The address can be found on Google Maps.


About the speaker

My name is Niko Kitsakis and I have been working as a graphic designer and art director since 1999. In 2016, I started my own company Nuberodesign. From 2014 on, I have regularly held a seminar on typography and in 2016 I was invited to be a keynote speaker at TYPO Berlin on the topic of Japan.

Me at TYPO Berlin

Me speaking at TYPO Berlin 2016. © Sebastian Weiß, Monotype