Foto: Wolfgang Seibt / HfG Offenbach

Project area Design

The Design Institute for Mobility and Logistic at the HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design develops sustainable design approaches and methods for multi-modal, environmentally-friendly mobility systems, which focus on the users’ needs. To this end, research first of all evaluates which tasks design has to fulfil when designing mobility spaces. Those findings form the base for design guidelines: With a focus on prototypical mobility spaces and mobility chains, the team systematically determines design objectives and develops guiding concepts and adequate forms of visual representation. For the first time symbolic and emotional qualities of mobility spaces and their influence on the users’ attitudes and behavior are studied and their design possibilities integrated conceptually. In the long term, design guidelines will be derived from this that will contribute to increasing the acceptance of sustainable forms of mobility and improve the development of modern mobility systems.

The HfG Offenbach also has the lead-management of the overall project.

Heads of the project area are Prof. Dr. Kai Vöckler and Prof. Peter Eckart, both members of the Design Institute for Mobility and Logistics (dml) at HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design.

HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design
Design Institute for Mobility and Logistics (dml)

Teaching area Integrative Design