Interflex - City and Interaction

Due to the exponential proliferation of smart phones and the massive deployment of low cost sensors and actuators, the urban environment is enriched by a new information layer. What in the past had to be static, universal, and visible, can now be dynamic, personalized and nearly invisible. Our perception of urban structures and our behavior within these structures is changing due to this increasing digitalization of urban space; our sense of relationship is expanding through social networks and digitally enhanced neighborhoods.

In the research class "City and Interaction" we critically explored this field and tried to foster further creative developments. We approached the research subject from two directions, with students from architecture and interface design, and therefore the class was supervised by a professor from each discipline: Prof. Markus Löffler and Prof. Reto Wettach. We were also supported by our external advisors: Prof. Mark Shepard, Prof. Mette Thomson and Prof. Gesche Joost. For a more detailed description of the class please look at our German application.
On this website we present the final projects - the long and very fruitful discussions within the class have not been documented - but have been a source of many more ideas and questions.

presentation at fhp
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This event is organized in support of the “Interflex” lectures at at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam during the winter semester 2011/12. The “InterFlex” project promotes multidisciplinarity and flexibility in order to integrate research as well as knowledge and technology transfer into the curriculum.

“InterFlex” was part of the “Excellent Education” competition launched by the “Stifterverband der Deutschen Wissenschaft” and the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz). It is funded by the Stifterverband and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of Brandenburg.
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