November 7, 2019
Opening night with greetings, introduction and keynote
The conference started with greetings from Angela Dorn / State of Hesse (Hessen State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts) and Bernd Kracke / HfG Offenbach (Professor, President of the HfG Offenbach). Kai Vöckler, HfG Offenbach / Offenbach (spokesman project-mo.de; endowed professor at HfG Offenbach; urban research and mobility design) moderated the evening and Peter Eckart, unit-design / Frankfurt + HfG Offenbach / Offenbach (Professor for Integrated Design at HfG Offenbach; product design and mobility design) was giving an introduction on mobility design.
Afterwards Carlo Ratti, MIT Senseable Lab / USA + Design and Innovation Office Ratti Asscoiati / Italy (architecture, urban planning, digital information and urban space) was captivating us with his keynote speech and his ideas of “senseable cities”. The keynote speech was followed by a discussion with Carlo Ratti, Peter Eckart and Kai Vöckler including questions from the audience. Finally, there was a come-together with music, snacks and drinks.
November 8, 2019
Second conference day with many lectures and discussions in 3 panels and 1 short talk session
International experts from the fields of design, infrastructure and architecture were presenting their ideas on future mobility and discussing them with members of the LOEWE project “Infrastructure – Design – Society” (project-mo.de). The conference was concentrating on three major areas and one short talk session:
MOBILITY SYSTEMS – designing intermodal transport networks and vehicles
dealt with different objects which are moving in a mobility system and their potential to create a positive experience. This applied equally to public transport such as bus, train or metro just as it does to cars, bicycles or shared/ride-shared vehicles.
Ole B. Jensen / Aalborg (sociologist, urban theory/urban design)
Jan Wielert, büro+staubach / Berlin (rail transport and public space)
Petra Schäfer, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences / Frankfurt (transport planning)
Martin Lanzendorf, Goethe University / Frankfurt (human geography and mobility research)
MOBILITY HUBS – designing the infrastructure
focused on overarching infrastructures which connect mobility hubs and enable people to access different vehicles as well as the entire mobility system including for example, architecture, urban design, planning or wayfinding systems.
Marten Wassmann, Benthem Crouwel / Amsterdam (architecture, public buildings, infrastructure and train stations)
David Gillam, CityID / London (information, wayfinding and transport planning)
Cecilie Kiilerich, Copenhagenize / Copenhagen (bicycle urbanism, planning and street design)
Björn Hekmati, TU Darmstadt / Darmstadt (architecture and urban design)
Martin Knöll, TU Darmstadt / Darmstadt (architecture and urban design)
MOBILITY AS A SERVICE (MaaS) – designing digital access
explored the user’s digital interaction with a mobility system. Mobility should be seen as a service where connectivity, user experience and interfaces create seamless usability for the user.
Lieke Ypma, White Octopus / Berlin (mobility services)
Stefan Zoll, ioki / Frankfurt (on-demand-mobility, mobility service and analytics)
Andrea Krajewski, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt; HfG Offenbach / Darmstadt + Offenbach (industrial design and interactive media design)
Sebastian Oschatz, MESO Digital Interiors / Frankfurt + HfG Offenbach / Offenbach (interaction design and computer sciences)
MOBILITY RESEARCH– designing questions
gave insights into the project-mo.de doctoral program with interdisciplinary research and methodological aspects concerning flow, links and hubs in the Rhine/Main region.
Andreas Gilbert, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences / Frankfurt (research: traffic planning)
Dominic Hofmann, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences / Frankfurt (research: urban and transport planning)
Andreas Blitz, Goethe University / Frankfurt (research: human geography and mobility research)
Julian Schwarze, HfG Offenbach / Offenbach (research: product and mobility design)
Marianne Halblaub Miranda, TU Darmstadt / Darmstadt (research: architecture and urban planning)
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 our conference.