Tacit Dimension creates games to close the gap between urban research and the development of things and technologies used in urban life. As a lab we constantly develop the method of ‘research through design’ to generate knowledge and test innovative designs.

The term ‘Tacit Dimension’ is borrowed from the philosopher scientist Michael Polányi. He coined the term to elaborate on knowledge that we acquire through experience and through interactions with our environment, but which we can’t explicitly formulate. Yet tacit knowledge is always at the bottom of what we can put into words, draw or create.

Street Game Design

Streets, stairs, and the rhythm of traffic lights constitute our platform. We create games in which rules of the game blend in with every day rules of urban life.

Research Through Design

We create games to explore research questions regarding the urban. Games function as probes that provide knowledge in context. Often the game design process itself is the research tool.

Technology Testing

We use urban games to test prototypes of technologies and services that are designed for urban use.

team

Dr. Viktor Bedö

Dr. Viktor Bedö

Founding director

former members

Perla Montelongo

Perla Montelongo

Strategic development
Aysegül Dinccag

Aysegül Dinccag

Intern
Ricarda Ihmenkamp

Ricarda Ihmenkamp

Project assistant

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Dr. Viktor Bedö

Emser Straße 65

12051  Berlin Germany