Design interventions in S-Bahn (suburban train) stations in the Rhine-Main region

The project crossflow_experience applies an expanded concept of design that  deals with the interrelation between product design, information, space and process/action. Expanding cities push public transport services to maximum capacity. The complexity of urban mobility and the demands on its efficiency and sustainability are increasing. To meet these requirements, we need good design that allows individual (product) elements to grow together into a larger system and so enable efficient mobility. This system of elements has an impact on movements and interaction of users as well as on safety, comfort, well-being, and privacy issues. For designing mobility systems user experience is the decisive factor for functionality and acceptance: How does local transport work – how does this process become a positive experience for us? Urban mobility with transit, boarding, leaving or staying at stations is (also) a question of product design: How do we as users want to travel in the future?

Type of project • Student project
Supervisors • Prof. Peter Eckart, Dipl.-Des. Julian Schwarze, Dipl.-Des. Anna-Lena Moeckl
Participants Marlene Bruch, Shuyuan Cui, Ye Danwen, Teresa Herzog, Andreas Hildebrand, Paul Hothmer, Julia Huisken, Kevin Lai, Philip Landgrebe, Lukas Loscher, Charlotte Moch, Lukas Porstner, Johann Rambow, Annika Storch, Yuya Watanabe, Patrick Witkowski
Status • completed
Duration • 10/2018 – 02/2019
Cooperation • DB Regio; DB Station und Service; S-Bahn Rhein-Main; Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund; Prof. Dr. Melissa Le-Hoa Võ (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main), Mirko Kiesel (Designstudio neomind / München), VR-Nerds / Hamburg
Funding • DB Regio Zentrale Schiene / S-Bahn Rhein-Main


Publications about the project

Anna-Lena Moeckl, Julian Schwarze, Peter Eckart, Kai Vöckler

Practice-Led Design Research (I): Configuring Transit Settings in Public Transportation

In: K. Vöckler, P. Eckart, M. Knöll, M. Lanzendorf (Hg.): Mobility Design - Shaping Future Mobiliy, Vol. 2: Research, Berlin 2023, pp. 108-119



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