In September 2013, designers met scientists and business representatives on the island Frauenchiemsee to discuss the future of design. The association Industrie Forum Design invited them there for this purpose. The results of the conference are documented in this publication. The focus is on the presenters’ four propositions which have been developed into essays. These four central propositions are complemented by contributions from discussion participants. Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Vossenkuhl hosted the event and he is also the editor of this book.