UHG at SchulKinoWochen Hessen 2015


Every year the event SchulKinoWochen takes place all over the state of Hesse. Movie theaters turn into classrooms, teachers, students and experts talk about current subjects and learn together.

This year the main subject was Zukunftstadt, the city of the future.  On 12.03.2015 UHG was invited to a talk with 10th graders about smart cities, the influence of technology in our everyday life and environments, and to give a bit of insight in what is it that we do as urban planners and researchers.

The discussed movie was Spike Jonze´s ‘Her’.

Tracking Pedestrian Movement

Herrngarten_Tracking_PedestriansGameful Interventions need a good deal of information on their context. Try our latest form to track pedestrian movement in Darmstadt. The method is been used in the classic article on “Natural movement..” by Hillier et al., 1993. Feel free to remix our form for your site, or go on a walk in Herrngarten and send us your observations. The results will be soon published, but first discussed in our course..


Game testing of Stadtflucht as part of the art initiative evacuation plan Rhein-Main


Frankfurt´s east harbour, 20. and 27. of September 2014

How can we design environments that invite people to become active? Can a combination of active places and digital media motivate specific user groups? Stadtflucht is a location-based game to explore the Frankfurt´s east harbour area. It has been playtested as part of art initiative evakuieren in collaboration with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. The main goal was to bring people out on the streets to experience the city in a different way.

Stadtflucht was tested by 50 participants in the ages between 9 and 69 years on two consecutive saturdays.

See a full project documentation on the research group Urban Health Games website.