We are interested in exploring and building a nuanced understanding of (technology-mediated) cooperative practices to derive theoretical and practical knowledge for the future of computer supported cooperation in different contexts (e.g., home, car, factory) and for different purposes (e.g., navigation, knowledge sharing, support exchange). Thereby, we use theories and concepts from different fields (e.g., social sciences, communication sciences, humanties) as analytical lenses and means for reflection on our empirical work.

Main Research Topics

  • Collaboration and cooperation in the automotive domain
  • Communication processes in participatory and user-centred design, in particular in the area of Active and Assisted Living (AAL)
  • Online collaboration in terms of knowledge exchange
  • Analytical and theoretical reflections on technology appropriation by intersecting various perspectives on the phenomenon, i.e., actors, uses, and artefacts


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