Eileen Mandir

Futures of Mobility - post pandemic

2021-03 • Design Futures, Product Design, Service Design, Mobility
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Students having fun prototyping


We find ourselves in an exciting human mobility moment. From technical innovations like self­-driving & electric cars, real­time mapping & sensing, to radical system logistics improvements, big data, crowdsourcing, ride hailing, and car & bike sharing, the future of mobility seemed to be wide open and the possibilities were rapidly evolving further. However the Corona virus is still keeping the world in suspense, hence the old trajectories of the future mobility is no longer so clear.

In this course students are asked to explore new/changed/altered ways of current and future mobility technologies and concepts. From analysing and improving existing objects/products/tools/services, to showcasing radical new ways of mobility futures to inspire debate about their human consequences – social, cultural and ethical implications, both positive and negative.

HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Master Strategic, 2. Semester
Spring 2021
Prof. Benedikt Groß, Dr. Eileen Mandir, Oliver Schweizer (Guest Critique), Raphael Reimann (Guest Critique), Thomas Hecker (Guest Critique)
Sara Breitbach, Josh Cornau, Martin Ehlers, Anna Graf, Jan Herok, Emily Jöger, Ines Labus, Coraline Pragua, Jason Robert, Miriam Schlegl, Julia Schmitt, Pia Schmutz, Marius Schnabel, Felix Tischmacher, Fabian Vincenz, Inga Wachter, Enbu Zhang, Jessica Zürn
Schweizter Design Consulting, Volt Technologies GmbH, Rheinbahn AG

Selected student projects