The SmartHome + Building Committee was founded due to the progressive digitalisation and interconnectedness of product offerings. The participants discuss the challenges and opportunities of the constantly evolving requirements of the user-experience in the context of brands and design. In a first step, the committee will determine the importance of the topic for the companies in the building technology, the sanitary and the household appliance industry that are members of the German Design Council. In addition, it will initiate dialogue across industry boundaries. The committee meets annually.