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”.

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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[…]

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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).[…]

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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[…]

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