Shaping future mobility!
How design drives the development of sustainable mobility systems.

The future lies in new forms of mobility: Instead of owning a car it will be easy to use a host of different forms of transport. Mobility will become a service and will tend to be perceived not as an object and more as an intangible event. In future, digital and platform-based services will control intelligent mobility systems in which we can be conveyed “smoothly” using various mobility vehicles. These will take into account our individual wishes and needs and will be not only environmentally friendly but also comfortable and economic. 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. Functional, practical, but also emotional and symbolic aspects all play a crucial role in this regard.

Design is a key factor here, as it addresses complex mobility systems holistically and contributes to a greater acceptance of inter- and multi-modal mobility offerings by providing a firm user focus.

MOBILITY + DESIGN: The international conference „re/set mobility design“ initiated Prof. Dr. Kai Vöckler und Prof. Peter Eckart dealt with various aspects of the design of future mobility and took place on November 7 and 8, 2019 at the HfG Offenbach in Offenbach.
International, future-oriented and visionary experts from the fields of design, infrastructure and architecture presented their ideas on future mobility and discussed them with members of the LOEWE-research cluster “Infrastructure – Design – Society” (project-mo.de). Carlo Ratti (MIT Senseable Lab/USA) gave a keynote at the Opening Night on November 7.

We would like to thank the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts with State Minister Angela Dorn for the patronage of the conference.