Research focus: Sociological approaches

COMMUNAL PLANNING and gamification

  • Smart City and swarm intelligence
  • game based learning forms for planning game based learning forms for planning
  • IT-based citizen participation

Prof. Gerd-Dietrich Döben-Henisch

Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Schmitz

Barrier-free and sustainable planning and construction

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the development of sustainable solution models in the field of barrier-free architecture and universal design. Development of new structural, inclusive systems in order to keep up with the advancing demographic, socio-political and economic changes to meet the changes in Europe and the resulting new challenges to our built environment. Creating synergy between the specialist groups: Architecture, Computer Science, Product Design, Social Work and Health (in cooperation with the disciplines Inclusive Architecture - Intelligent Systems and - Digital Heath Care and Case Management)
  • Development of the design concepts under Consideration of social and cultural aspects
  • Integration of energy-conscious strategies for the Interaction of people - energy - environment in a local and global context. Focus: Sustainable design concepts for Sub- Saharan Africa (in cooperation with the College of Architecture, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana)

Dipl.-Ing. (GhK), Angelika Plümmer


Inklusive architecture

  • Inclusive and barrier-free design concepts in the field of architecture and universal design, in a national and global context
  • Requirements for inclusive and sustainable urban spaces
  • Future-oriented, cross-generational living concepts
  • Demographic change in connection with housing in old age
  • Research on the relevance of emotional spaces in planning processes
  • Interdisciplinary development of concepts with regard to demographic, socio-political, cultural and economic challenges
  • Cooperation of the specialist groups Architecture, Informatics, Product Design, Social Work and Health (in cooperation with the specialist disciplines Inclusive Architecture - Intelligent Systems and - Digital Health and Case Management

Prof. Dr. Caroline Günther


Space-use patterns and indicators, spatial perception and evaluation

  • Creative techniques and scientific methods for dealing with aesthetics and atmosphere in design processes
  • Space and product semiotics: signs of cultural and social significance
  • Perception of space, ways of use and spatial structures

Dr. Ulrike Reichhardt

Website editorial teamID: 5007
last updated on: 04.17.2021