Der Kurs wurde in diesem Semester in zwei Gruppen mit unterschiedlichen Themen aufgeteilt.
Prof. Matthias Held
Ecodesign in Process Design
In der Prozessgestaltung werden komplexe Systemzusammenhänge untersucht und ganzheitlich bearbeitet. Ziele sind dabei Prozessoptimierungen, Services oder Produkt-Service-Hybride sowie neue Lebens- und Konsummodelle.
In process design, complex systemic contexts are examined and worked on holistically. Objectives are optimization of processes, services or product-service-hybrids as well as new social models of living and consumption.
Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien lassen sich entsprechend ihres Hauptfokus auf Effizienz, Konsistenz oder Suffizienz gruppieren.
Ein relevantes Problemfeld wird zunächst definiert, und untersucht. Dann werden mit Mitteln der Prozessgestaltung alternative Lösungen entwickelt, dabei werden eine oder mehrere dieser Strategien eingesetzt.
Strategies for sustainability can be clustered according to their main focus on efficiency, consistency or sufficiency.
A crucial problem is defined, analyzed and studied. Subsequently alternative solutions are developed by means of process design, thereby applying one or severeal of these strategies.
Da drei internationale Studierende am Kurs teilnahmen war die Unterrichtssprache überwiegend Englisch.
In this project we where requestioning our activities in the city.
We discovered that by visiting urban environments we as visitors, habitants, humans become target of a wide range of consumeristic offers. On the one hand its hard to resist all these offers, while on the other hand our real needs are not getting satisfied. Nowadays its not only us and our needs but also the lack of ressources which forces us to rethink our consumeristic behaviour.
Our citys are designed to create as much revenue as possible, so there is a big lobby which is emphasizing that our citys are fitting for consumption, leaving out the other needs of the inhabitants. In this project we therefore tried to explore a process which should look at the city not only as a place of consumption but also a place for inhabitants. We wanted to create a consciousness and create a new lobby in the way we design our citys.
For this reason we tried to redesign public places for a better well-beeing.
But what makes us feel well? What do we expect from urban places?
These are questions neither you but other people can answer by scratch. Unconcious needs and wishes are mostly not plain to see. With an experimental approach we discovered some of them and examined how the process of city planning could be optimized and redesigned for a better fullfillment of these hidden wishes and meanwhile contributing to a more ineresting and versatile cityscape.
If you want to have a deep dive into the project please feel free to explore our demonstration interface which you can find on the right side of the page.
(don’t forget to “scale down or up to fill” - therefore hit “z” on your keyboard until it fits).