Researchers from 4TU Design United have conducted inventory studies on safety, mobility, health, water and circular & biobased construction, the themes of the Design Research & Innovation Festival DRIVE. The studies show which research projects are ongoing and what the knowledge questions are for the future within the various domains.
Challenges in Mobility Research
An inventory of research projects in the complex world of mobility
Dr. ir. Katinka Bergema and Prof. mr. dr. ir. Sicco C. Santema, Delft University of Technology
To get a grip on the challenges surrounding the complexity of mobility, various researchers were interviewed, particularly within 4TU, (online) events were visited and literature and project documentation were studied.
The focus was on making an inventory of what research is underway, the opinion of the interviewees about the future of mobility and to understand which topics are relevant for the future. All insights from the research were clustered into five themes. The report describes how the studies fit within the themes and indicates which directions are important for the future.
Initially, the focus was on mobility hubs, but based on the insights and opinions about mobility hubs, this was later broadened to ‘complexity in mobility’.