Opportunities and Challenges at the Interface of Computer Science and Consumer Sciences

What is Consumer Informatics?

“Consumer Informatics is the systematic, methodologically guided investigation and design of information and communication technologies to support the household economies and everyday practices of consumers as well as their appropriation and social embedding.” – Stevens et al. 2019

“Digital services and products are increasingly affecting everyday consumer life and changing our consumption practices. A holistic understanding of these phenomena not only enables the design of innovative ICT solutions, but also the consideration of indirect effects on issues such as sustainability, inclusion and consumer protection”.

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Voice Assistants: Know What Others Know About You

Voice Assistants collect enormous amounts of data and bear a high security risk of data misuse by third parties.The CheckMyVA research project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice and[…]

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Presentation of one Research Paper and four Posters @ICT4S 2020

Our group presents one Research Paper and four Posters @ICT4S 2020: The Research Paper “The Unintended Social Consequences of Driverless Mobility Services – How will Taxi Drivers and their Customers[…]

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Presentation of “Trust versus Privacy: Using Connected Car Data in Peer-to-Peer Carsharing” @CHI’20

Our group presents the Research Paper “Trust versus Privacy: Using Connected Car Data in Peer-to-Peer Carsharing” @CHI’20: The Research Paper “Trust versus Privacy: Using Connected Car Data in Peer-to-Peer Carsharing”[…]

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