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”.


GECKO Summer School 2022 from 20.06.-22.06.2022

The second training event of the EU Horizon 2020 project GECKO, jointly organised by the project beneficiaries Fraunhofer FIT and the University of Siegen, takes place from 20 to 22[…]

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“Designing a Mobility Intelligence System for Decision-making with Shared Mobility Data” @ ICT4S 2022

From 14-16 June 2022, the 8th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability was held at University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held[…]

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Contribution at DIS 2022: “Losing its Touch: Understanding User Perception of Multimodal Interaction and Smart Assistance”.

This year, the Designing Interactie Systems 2022 conference is taking place in a new digital format. Margarita Esau presents the exciting results of her contribution “Losing its Touch: Understanding User[…]

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