Monthly Archives: November 2018

A Human Approach to Designing Future Cities and Intelligent Cars

The arrival of autonomous vehicles in our society will significantly change the way we travel. But should we, and our cities, adapt to new urban mobility or can technology be tailored for us? A new Drive Sweden project hosted by Halmstad University combines experimental prototyping and testing of intelligent services for urban development and autonomous vehicles, with participatory and human centred research.

”We need to design with rather than for the users, and we need research models that address this shift”, says Vaike Fors, Associate Professor in Pedagogy at Halmstad University.

The project leaders are gathered during the first out of four workshops. From the left: Vaike Fors, Associate Professor at Halmstad University, Susanne Duval, strategic infrastructure planner at Helsingborg City, Patrik Palo, Senior UX strategy advisor at Volvo Cars and Suzanne Andersson, strategic infrastructure planner at Gothenburg City.

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Text: LOUISE WANDEL

Photo: EMELY NIEMI JONSSON