Rethinking Mobility for a Post-Pandemic Future



Katharina Mayer

Senior Industrial Designer

Christiane Bausback and Katharina Mayer teamed up with the wonderful participants of the Railway Interior Innovation Summit 2020 to find stakeholder-centric solutions for the post-pandemic transportation industry.



The topic for our working group session at the digital event was "Rethinking Mobility for a Post-Pandemic Future". The COVID-19-Crisis forces us to transform mobility as we know it and to quickly come up with tangible short- and long-term solutions. We need life-centred, purpose-driven innovation which enables scalability and is as agile as possible.


Together with the workshop participants from Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Alstom, Talgo, Fainsa, BVG, SEKISUI SYDEC among others, we developed a ‘Vision Train’ which looked into post-pandemic solutions for passenger areas, WC, food services, maintenance and propulsion among others. Through the use of the intuitive and interactive digital tool “Miro”, we were able to facilitate an engaging workshop even during a global pandemic.


In the spirit of ecosystem building, we feel that everyone benefited from the open discussions on the future of the railway industry together with operators, manufacturers, suppliers and design agencies.


We are looking forward to explore the next level of mobility together!

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