project-mo.de – the mobility design project
The future lies in new forms of mobility: Instead of owning a car it will be easy to use a broad array of different forms of transport. Digital and platform-based services will control intelligent mobility systems in which we can move “smoothly” from one place to another using various types of mobility. These services will take into account our individual wishes and needs, and will be not only economic but also comfortable and sustainable. It is also essential that we not only feel safe in the various mobility spaces, but also at ease – an immense challenge for the design of transportation products, spaces, processes and systems. Design is a key factor here, as it addresses complex mobility systems holistically and by providing a clear user focus contributes to a greater acceptance of inter- and multi-modal mobility offerings.
This is what project-mo.de takes as its starting point in order to systematically explore the design requirements for a new, networked and multimodal mobility system in the Rhine-Main conurbation. The project is being funded as the LOEWE research cluster “Infrastructure – Design – Society”: Between 2018 and 2021, the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts is making available almost EUR 3.6 million from the LOEWE research funding program. Lead-managed by HfG Offenbach, academics will work on joint issues there together with colleagues from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, and Technical University Darmstadt.