Information Systems and New Media

Information and communications technology (ICT) pervades most aspects of our lives and changes everyday’s practices in work and leisure time. To design innovative ICTs we need to engage with practices, institutional arrangements, and technological infrastructures. All of these issues are interrelated and historical grown, they need appropriate design methods. The challenge in the field of human-centred computing is to design innovative applications so that their appropriation leads to a better quality of life, sustainable development, and social integration.

We are investigating into innovative ICTs, especially in the practice fields of cooperative work, community support, entertainment, ageing societies, and sustainability. In doing so, we contribute to the research fields of Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Ubiquitous Computing, and Software Engineering. The investigations into innovative ICTs in specific domains are related to each other via cross-cutting issues. These issues are currently ubiquitous and software technologies, methods of participatory design, end-user development, integration of organization and technology development, and the foundations of design science.


Cooperation exists with the business area of User-oriented Software Engineering (USE) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FhG-FIT), with the Institute for Media Research at the University of Siegen (IfM), and with the International Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI), Bonn.


Interesting Books

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace - CSCL@Work

Edited by Goggins, Sean P.; Jahnke, Isa; Wulf, Volker (Eds.)
Springer 2013
ISBN 978-1-4614-1740-8
Buch beim Verlag
Sharing Expertise - Beyond Knowledge Management

Edited by Mark Ackerman, Volkmar Pipek and Volker Wulf
MIT-Press, Cambridge MA 2003
ISBN 0-262-01195-6
Book at the publisher
Social Capital and Information Technology

Edited by Marleen Huysman and Volker Wulf
MIT-Press, Cambridge MA 2004
ISBN 0-262-08331-0
Book at the publisher

End-User Development

Edited by Henry Lieberman, Fabio Paternò, Volker Wulf
Springer Dordrecht 2005
ISBN: 1-4020-4220-5
Book at the publisher

End-User Development - 2nd International Symposium, IS-EUD 2009, Siegen, Germany, March 2-4, 2009, Proceedings

Edited by Volkmar Pipek, Mary Beth Rosson, Boris de Ruyter and Volker Wulf
Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York 2009
ISBN: 978-3-642-00425-4
Book at the publisher

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