The IDS LOEWE Research Cluster,
The aim of the IDS LOEWE Research Cluster, “Infrastructure—Design—Society,” is to examine issues of individual mobility in interaction with public transport (transit) systems and their attendant infrastructures (mobility infrastructures). The four research partners are accordingly developing concepts for the promotion of multimodal, environmentally friendly mobility behaviors. A user-oriented approach rooted in the design of interactive technologies and services fosters the development of both specific and mobility-oriented design methodologies. Design research focuses in essence on emotive aspects of public perceptions of the available mobility systems, for its aim is to positively influence users’ attitudes and behaviors. Our Research Cluster therefore explores concepts for the planning and design of mobility spaces. Regional stakeholders as well as users themselves are actively involved and the development of sustainable infrastructures and multimodal mobility chains is fostered.