Beween 2012 and 2024 I have been teaching in different Universities in Germany and EU. Initially it subjects were Branding and Communication Design and later Smart City and Planing at the HCU (Hafencity University Hamburg) and Smart City Design at the Macromedia FH in Berlin. My subject was is mix auf Augmented Reality, Mobility and Tactical Urbanism.

I / O the title of this section means that I very much emphasise the dialog in my Seminars, everybody learns.

FH Joanneum Graz, Austria

2 Week Workshop, 200 years bicycle. Communication Design Students @Joanneum Graz.

Valentina Gatterer

A Seminar at the HCU in the field of city planning (BA). The Students were asked to develop post-corona mobility scenarios for a specific district (the ‘Portugiesenviertel’) in the City of Hamburg. The imagination was also stimulated by the ICT 2021 Festival (the ‘Olympics of Transportation’) that took place during that time in Hamburg.

On the spots the students pinned Tags on the ground, and with conventional smart phones the installations and models could be seen (p.s. this still works now if you follow the step by step on the posters above). It was important to allow the whole public to try the concepts, so the posters and models needed to be with Simple UXUI and attractive design. Technology used was ARJS Open Source Code..

Article about the Seminar on Linkedin >

Article about the Seminar on Linkedin >

Stadtplanung @ Hafencity Universität Hamburg (WS 20/21)

Lighthouse project: Bicycle bridge over the Norderelbe River. The new district of Grasbrook is to be connected to downtown Hamburg via the Hafencity through a bicycle bridge that meets the mobility requirements of the new quarter. This idea originates from the coalition agreement between the Greens and the SPD for the 2019 Hamburg state election, and the seminar deals with optimal solutions for this lighthouse project.

360° drone panorama shots are a novelty of the project, as well as the use of geolocation data to document mobility and serve as a basis for (visual) representations of projects and ideas.

The resulting concepts can be viewed on GOOGLE MAPS as panoramas on the locations. This has never been done before, there were no 360° drone panoramas as a source for Google Street View before this project!



During the Corona Pandemic, there was a strong tendency for more Cycling, and hence for PopUp Cycling routes as well. Some got manifested as a test (and will be kept later), some are still lacking. To promote them and to stimulate cycling in general, the students of the KODE (Communication Design) class were producing (Filming, Motion Design, Sound etc) 30 second spots. Icing on the cake: The Spots were broadcasted on the local TIDE TV television station for the summer.

Jannica, Laura KODE Hamburg

Verkehrsversuch Friedrichstrasse Berlin, City LAB Berlin | Summerschool

Smart City Design, FH Macromedia Berlin

The closure of Friedrichstraße in Berlin has been a controversial topic, especially throughout 2023 and beyond. This measure was part of a pilot project aimed at reducing traffic and promoting cycling and pedestrian zones in the city center.

To show new ideas for the Cycle and Pedestrian Traffic on Friedrichstraße that go beyond conventional planning ideas, the Smart City Students use 360 Visualisations that link to Social Media (for Sharing and Commenting etc.).

The project was supported by the Russian House on Friedrichstraße and also by the Technology Stiftung Berlin and the CityLAB Berlin.


Bergmannstrasse Berlin, Smart City Design (Macromedia FH Berlin)

Tactical Urbanism was the leading theme for the suggested Changes on Bergmannstrasse in Kreuzberg Berlin. To find changes that improve the use of the Street in the Kiez, and allow equal joy for everybody, regardless of the kind of mobility. This of course meant that some had to give to allow equal access to the space. The ideas were integrated into Google Street View, where they can still be visited. Later the City made some more changes to the street (based on our suggestions?).

Mobility Scenario for the Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg Kiez Berlin, visible as 360° Panoramas on Google Street View.

The Smart City Design Class used new UIUX Methods for the design of the public space, asking for the different needs and wishes of a range of Personas and aligned them in the public design explorations. Also Heatmaps (of the Mobility Use of the Street) and KI for the measurement of Traffic (Cars, Bicycles and Pedestrians and also eScooters) were used.

Agnes Okoh “Lunch hour plaza

A paper about the Seminar can be found on LinkedIn >

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