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”.

News

New association Lebensmittel-Teilen e.V. founded in Siegen

From end consumer to prosumer: The newly founded Lebensmittel-Teilen e.V. supports community gardens and local production, cooking get-togethers, nutrition education and ensures that food is saved from the garbage can and redistributed.

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Institute for Digital Consumption at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

The Institute for Digital Consumption (IVI) of H-BRS supports teaching and research at the intersection of consumer sciences and business informatics.

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Talk of Assistant Prof. Motahhare Eslami on „Responsible AI: Supporting (Enough) Transparency and Bias-Awareness in AI Systems“

AI systems offer a promise to improve decision making where people must account for an overwhelming number of potentially contributing factors. This could be from determining what we read in[…]

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