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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Talk of Dr. Theresa Tanenbaum on “The Limits of Our Imagination”

In the third guest lecture of our series “Sci-Fi and the Future of AI”, we invite you to attend Dr. Theresa Tanenbaum ‘s lecture on the limits of our imagination: Design Fiction as a strategy for engaging with Dystopian Futures. This talk will explore how science fiction and design fiction shape the collective public understanding…
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Talk of Yu-Ting Cheng: Video

For those who may have missed the second lecture in our Sci-Fi lecture series this semester. Here you can find the the recorded video of it. Yu-Ting Cheng explores the role of voice assistants in sci-fi movies and what we can learn from them for future design ideas.

Dr. Philipp Jordan Talk’s Video

For those who may have missed the first lecture in our Sci-Fi lecture series this semester. Here you can find the the recorded video of it. Dr Philipp Jordan explains his research approach to Past Intersections and Future Opportunities for Science Fiction for Computer Science Research and Education.

Talk of Yu-Ting Cheng on “Exploring Roles of Sci-fi Voice Agents”

Sci-fi is not only based on fantasy, but is also a social reflection on technology, which in turn can inspire design researchers to understand and speculate on the complexity of VCAs. To broaden the scope in designing different relationships, Yu-Ting Cheng will share in her talk how they have drawn design insights from their film…
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Minutes of the “Smell, Taste and Temperature Interfaces Workshop” at CHI 2021

Minutes by Jenny Berkholz Smell, Taste and Temperature Interfaces Workshop, CHI Conference 2021 Date: 06.05.21 to 08.05.21, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. each day. Online event, Zoom conference 41 participants Workshop homepage: The workshop days will follow the same pattern: First the welcome, followed by the “Provocation Talks” and a discussion. After this…
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