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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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.