University of Siegen

The Research Group “Information Systems and New Media” at the University of Siegen investigates the development, introduction, and appropriation processes of cooperation and media systems. The research group is internationally well known in the areas of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), community research, and practice- and user-centred research methodologies (living lab approach). The group is led by Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf. 

The research group „Ubiquitous  Design“ in the Department of Business Information Systems at the University of Siegen, Germany, focuses on how to design meaningful moments through interactive technologies – in short: experience design. Currently, the main application areas for their design for wellbeing approach are health, work and everyday life domains using technologies such as robots, autonomous learning systems, or virtual reality. The group is led by Prof. Dr. Marc Hassenzahl. 

Role in the project 

USI is the coordinator of the EU project and consortium, and leads two work packages: WP1, Project Management and Coordination and WP6, Practice-based Design in Intercultural Living Labs. 

USI main roles and goals in the project and WP6 are:  

  • Study of the daily practices than an AHA platform can support 
  • Analysis of the various observed user/stakeholder needs and experiences 
  • Creation of intercultural Living Labs in Europe  
  • Ensure a participatory design approach 

USI is also active in all other WPs, and among other things will support the dissemination as well as the communication activities in the EU.