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17. December 2020

Kickoff for the Local Urban Movement Laboratory (“Siegener Bewegungslabor”)

Researchers at the University of Siegen together with actors from sports, dance, arts and the city of Siegen work to bring the joy of movement into the city with the use of digital applications on site.

How can we encourage more enjoyment of movement, especially in the city? And how can digital tools help – whether alone or with others, at home or in the office or outside? To answer these questions about sports and exercise in urban space, experts from the University of Siegen are collaborating with relevant local stakeholders. (more…)

27. November 2020

Increase quality – research qualitatively

Today, user-centered and participatory design methods have become indispensable in modern HCI research and user-centered development. Use of such methods can help us to gain realistic insights into current practices, co-produce sustainable concepts and solutions and understand how digital tools can be appropriated in a more sustainable way.

For this reason, the Chair of Information Systems, especially IT for the Ageing Society, is organizing an introduction to the topic of qualitative research on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
We cordially invite you to be there!

Participation in the event is free and takes place via Zoom. Use the link below on Wednesday December 2nd, 2020:
uni-siegen.zoom.us/j/95282715561?pwd=bzlsY21QQWdUdEtWK1VYbTRYMnhCUT09

Not only students of the University of Siegen are welcome, but everyone who is interested in qualitative research in user-centered design.

We look forward to numerous participants and feel free to share this invitation.

28. October 2020

Meet & Greet for the winter semester 2020/21: Who we are which courses we offer

Welcome to the new semester at the University of Siegen!

Last week at the Meet & Greet our colleagues and we, the research group “Business Informatics, especially IT for the Aging Society” introduced ourselves. We not only talked about ourselves, but also about our projects and the teaching offered.

As requested by you, we are happy to provide you with the presentation and the information it contains

18. June 2020

SINN-i project partners on a research trip to South Africa

As part of the BMBF-funded third-party project "SINN-i", David Struzek travelled with project partners of the Technical University of Munich, the Innovationsmanufaktur (Munich) and of the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC) to South Africa at the beginning of January 2020. Through the visit to Stellenbosch and Durban the team was able to establish important contacts and gain helpful impressions for the project "Active City Innovation" on site, which will enrich further research in the experimental scenario "Public Dance".

 Further information about the trip can be found in the current SINN-i newsletter: PDF

Carinus Lemmer (Stellenbosch Fietsry NPC), Franziska Krüger (Innovationsmanufaktur), Hugo Gabele (University of Applied Sciences Esslingen), Fozzy Moritz (Innovationsmanufaktur), Nicolette Booyens (SEED), Armin Falkenhein (ADFC Bayern), Jan Ellinger (TUM), David Struzek (University Siegen))

Carinus Lemmer (Stellenbosch Fietsry NPC), Franziska Krüger (Innovation Manufacture), Hugo Gabele (University of Applied Sciences Esslingen), Fozzy Moritz (Innovation Manufacture), Nicolette Booyens (SEED), Armin Falkenhein (ADFC Bayern), Jan Ellinger (TUM), David Struzek (University Siegen))

18. June 2020

Call for tender for various final/project work within the IDES KMU project

The assistant professorship “Business Informatics, esp. IT for the aging society” offers a range of new topics for project and final theses.

The different topics revolve around the topic of “accessibility” in the context of IT workplaces and include field studies and technical (further) developments of supporting tools.

You will find all advertised topics on the website of the assistant professorship “Business Informatics, esp. IT for the aging society“.

If you have your own topic ideas, please let us know your suggestions.

Info: https://italg.wineme.uni-siegen.de/en/abschlussarbeiten/

Contact for project and thesis work around barrier-free IT and barrier-free IT workplaces:

Sven Bittenbinder

Room: US-E 117 (Campus Unteres Schloss)
 Phone: 0271 740-4470
 Mail: sven.bittenbinder@uni-siegen.de

13. March 2020

Radio interview lifetime (Deutschlandfunk): Outside in front of and disconnected, living without internet

Some live, at least temporarily, without the Internet out of conviction, others have no other choice in the dead zone: more than eleven million people in Germany are digitally on the sidelines. Especially women of retirement age with low education are permanently offline. In this radio interview on the Lifespan program of Deutschlandfunk, Claudia Müller, together with BAGSO Vice Chairwoman Dr. Regine Görner and moderator Andreas Stopp, talks to listeners on the phone about their experiences and motivations regarding the Internet and digitization.

Not everyone feels left behind, many of them deliberately use other ways to obtain information or maintain contacts. But at the latest when bank transfers, tax returns or travel can only be handled online, the question of equal participation in society arises. To what extent are senior citizens particularly affected? Are there enough purely analogue offers or are these discontinued models? Will citizens sooner or later be forced to buy appropriate equipment and acquire Internet skills? Will PCs and smartphones open up new horizons and contact possibilities for them, making their everyday lives easier? Or will it complicate their analog form of existence?

Click here for the whole radio interview Lebenszeit (Deutschlandfunk – Only in german): Living without Internet.