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Publication and presentation at CHI‘22

On May 3rd, the paper “Elements of XR Prototyping: Characterizing the Role and Use of Prototypes in Augmented and Virtual Reality Design” was presented at ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in New Orleans (USA). With her work, Veronika Krauß investigates the role and use of prototypes based on 17 interviews with…
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CfP i-com Special Issue on “User-Centered Management of Natural Resources“

Call for journal article submissions – Deadline: June 30th 2022 Organization by Christina Pakusch (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg), Thomas Franke (Universität zu Lübeck), Jasminko Novak (Hochschule Stralsund) and Michael Koch (Universität der Bundewehr München) MOTIVATION Topics such as green IT, resource conservation, the use of smart technologies and the optimization of systems towards reduced resource consumption dominate…
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New research and development project OMI

In the new research and development project OMI (open mobility infrastructure), an open mobility infrastructure is to be developed that enables the deployment of new shared mobility offerings, connects existing offerings, and offers users a mobility experience that includes all services. The project is supported by the ‘Institut für Verbraucherinformatik’ (IVI) at the ‘Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg’.…
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Best Student Paper Award at International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications

The Consumer Informatics Research Group participated in the 5th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications with three papers. The research article Going Car-Free: Investigating Mobility Practice Transformations and the Role of ICT by Dennis Lawo, Lukas Böhm, Anna-Katharina Flügge, Christina Pakusch and Gunnar Stevens was awarded the Best Student Paper Award. Margarita Esau…
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New research and development project MobilCharta5

Within the project MobilCharta5 the municipalities Overath, Hennef, Much, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid and Ruppichteroth want to develop and test new mobility concepts. Our ‘Institut für Verbraucherinformatik’ (IVI) at the ‘Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg’ is supporting the project with its scientific expertise in the fields of mobility research and participatory methods. After the already completed project phase I, the further…
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New Publication in CSCW Journal

The article “The Automation of the Taxi Industry – Taxi Drivers’ Expectations and Attitudes Towards the Future of their Work” has been published online in Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). The study contributes insights into how the work of taxi drivers could change given the advent of autonomous driving: While the task of driving could…
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Best Poster Award on SOUPS 2021

The Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human-computer interaction, security, and privacy. We are pleased to announce that the research poster of the IT-Security Group of Consumerinformatic was awarded the prize for the best poster of the SOUPS 2021. You can see the award…
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Keynote Talk of Prof. Dr. Paul Coulton on “Designing More-Than-Human Futures”

Contemporary design contexts that contain complex interdependence of human and non-human actants who operate from their own independent perspectives creating the need for More-Than-Human Centred Design. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things represents such a design contexts and are indicative of this complexity in that the interdependent ‘things’ within such networks could be humans,…
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Talk of Dr. Giulia Ranzini on “Ten things we know about online dating (and a few we don’t)”

Twenty years after the launch of OKCupid and a decade after the facilitation of mobile dating apps, we can say that online dating has permeated our daily lives and society, influencing not only how we meet our potential partners, but also who those significant others are. So it’s time to look back at a decade…
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Talk of Dr. Ashley Shew on “A Cyborg Critique of AI Futures”

Consumer Informatics invites you to our last guest lecture in June. In her talk on “A Cyborg Critique of AI Futures”, Dr. Ashley Shew will speak for us about her experiences as a cyborg. Ashley Shew, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech, focuses on the philosophy of technology at the intersection…
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