Emotionen als Wegweiser zur lebenswerten Stadt: Ansätze zur Erfassung und Darstellung des emotionalen Erlebens als Impulse für die Stadt der Zukunft

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Mit steigenden Bewohnerzahlen urbaner Gebiete entstehen Veränderungen, die deren Lebenswert beeinträchtigen. Um ein besseres Verständnis für das subjektive Erleben der Bewohner*innen zu be- kommen, sind valide psychologische Instrumente zur Emotionsmessung und innovative Ansätze zur Visualisierung notwendig. Zur Entwicklung passender Erfassungsmöglichkeiten wurden an der HFT Stuttgart mehrere Feldstudien durchgeführt, bei denen verschiedene psychologische und physiologische Maße kombiniert wurden. Das Ziel war, das Erleben von Fußgänger*innen und Pedelec-Fahrer*innen in Echtzeit zu erfassen und darzustellen.

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