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

What is Consumer Informatics?

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Stevens

“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

Prof. Dr. Alexander Boden

“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”.


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[…]

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Talk of Dr. Philipp Jordan on “Past Intersections and Future Opportunities für Science Fiction for Computer Science Research and Education”

The Human-Centered AI group of the chair of Consumer Informatics is once again hosting a keynote series. The theme of this series is “Science Fiction and the Future of AI”.[…]

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„I Don’t Know, Is AI Also Used in Airbags?

New publication by Fatemeh Alizadeh, Gunnar Stevens and Margarita Esau on contemporary consumer perceptions of artificial intelligence in i-com. Abstract: In 1991, researchers at the center for the Learning Sciences[…]

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