The Cell Structure Design concept overview

Cell Structure Design is a social technology developed by Silke Hermann and Niels Pflaeging of Red42, and published in 2019.

You can find the following things on this page:

The concept overview is available as a poster and XXL banner in English and German). Click to enlarge!

Cell Structure Design concept overview, version 2020

Learn about Cell Structure Design


If you want to become acquainted with this approach, we recommend reading 


Info Hour: Cell Structure Design: 02/11/2021 - Online introductory event, free of charge, with Niels Pflaeging

Workshop Cell Structure Design: tbd 2021 - at Studio Red42 in Wiesbaden, with Niels Pflaeging. Limited to 6 participants

Workshop Cell Structure Design in German: tbd 2021 - at Studio Red42 in Wiesbaden, with Silke Hermann Limited to 6 participants

Cell Structure Design Online Course: tbd 2021 - Online workshop (two half-days) with Niels Pflaeging. Limited to 8 participants


To get your team or your company acquainted with Cell Structure Design: visit or book one of our hands-on workshops: online or at Studio Red42. 

Cell Structure Design: The open source license

Cell Structure Design and BetaCodex© are freely available, open-source social technologies: You are free to derive from Cell Structure Design and create innovative, new works yourself, and share your innovations with others, and even commercialize them.


Cell Structure Design (as outlined in our publications such as the brochure), as described through the open-source Cell Structure Design Overview, as well as related events, principles, roles, workshop formats, consulting techniques and related documents are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. This license is an open source license: Under this license, you are strongly encouraged to innovate by freely developing applications based upon Cell Structure Design.

Open source license Attribution ShareAlike – “CC-BY-SA”

This license lets you remix, tweak, and build upon Cell Structure Design, even for commercial reasons. 

In so doing, you agree to:

  • credit the original authors, Niels Pflaeging and Silke Hermann,
  • and provide our specified link to the source material, as listed below,
  • and license your derivative creations to others under the identical terms.

Specifically, you must provide and prominently display the following link with any and all derived works, and included as part of all related graphics you develop:


“This work is derived from Cell Structure Design, an open source, free social technology by Niels Pflaeging & Silke Hermann, published under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license from Creative Commons, and found here:"

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