Even if it has so far appeared to be the case, the mobility of the future will certainly not be shaped by electric vehicles alone. But the question is: what will it really be like? The aviation and logistics sectors, for instance, will be forced to tackle this issue with even greater urgency and intensity due to Covid-19. Alongside new drive systems, it is also important to think beyond cars, trains and planes and to complement familiar modes of transport with concepts that follow the general aim of offering improved mobility and, ultimately, creating more freedom (of movement).
Here too, a user-oriented perspective and way of working not only appear helpful, but indeed absolutely imperative in order to avoid design that misses the point and to include (future) users and their requirements. In the company of Professor Petra K. Schäfer, Tobias Stuntebeck and Carina Haumering, we will be discussing perspectives and innovations in this area, potential new approaches and the ways in which theory and practice can feed off each other.
When: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Location: Library of the German Design Council, Messe Frankfurt, Hall 9.3 (access only by prior appointment)