New Course: Reimagining Mobility

June 14, 2016 | 4:44 pm

In the fall 2016 semester, the Jacobs Institute will offer a new course, entitled Reimagining Mobility. Open to advanced undergraduates and master’s students across campus, this interdisciplinary, project-based course offers an opportunity to approach transportation and mobility futures from a design perspective.


DES INV 190-1 / ME 292B: Reimagining Mobility
Mondays, 1-4pm | Instructor: Rob Hennigar | 3 units

Class number: 34151 (DES INV), 34274 (ME)

Dive into 21st-century transportation in Reimagining Mobility. This course explores emerging trends in mobility, focusing on problem-finding and the early stages of the design process. Course participants will envision meaningful interactions between people and new transportation modalities, from car sharing to automation. By the end of the semester, student teams will build on their ideas and produce a concrete prototype.

The course will be taught by an expert design instructor from the Jacobs Institute and will feature input, mentorship, and guest speakers from Ford Research and Innovation Center and Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies. The course is open to advanced undergraduates and master’s students, and students from diverse disciplines — such as engineering, business, cognitive science, art practice and more — are encouraged to join the course.

Enrollment is by application: find the application on the Schedule of Classes.