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”.


Publication and presentation at CHI‘22

On May 3rd, the paper “Elements of XR Prototyping: Characterizing the Role and Use of Prototypes in Augmented and Virtual Reality Design” was presented at ACM CHI Conference on Human[…]

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CfP i-com Special Issue on “User-Centered Management of Natural Resources“

Call for journal article submissions – Deadline: June 30th 2022 Organization by Christina Pakusch (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg), Thomas Franke (Universität zu Lübeck), Jasminko Novak (Hochschule Stralsund) and Michael Koch (Universität der[…]

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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[…]

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