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Participation and Inclusion

Participation and Inclusion as a research attitude.

Participation and Inclusion characterize ifib's attitude and at the same time form an important research focus. Digital transformation is accompanied by increased social inequality, which begins with unequal access to digital services and extends to unequally distributed skills. We highlight this in our research and development projects.

Technical innovations designed in a participatory way

Technical innovations must be orientated towards both application and the common good, in order to succeed in terms of their embedment in society. It is therefore important to develop digital media in conjunction with the stakeholders concerned. Social change that is geared towards participation can only have a sustainable impact with the help of participatory approaches e.g. in consultation processes and co-creation approaches.

ifib is a leader in research on co-creative technology development

Co-creation has become a buzzword of social innovation in the public sector. Nevertheless, there have been few studies on how new technical developments can be sustainably co-created in conjunction with members of the public. Through various research projects in this topic area, ifib has taken an exposed position here.

ELSI: Research on interactions that influence participation

Digital transformation is characterized by the interaction between ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI), and technological developments, which come into play in almost all of our projects. We take into account the interests of diverse groups when conducting research in the areas of Participatory Design, and Accessible Technology Design.

Current projects

Tinder die Stadt

Software-related scenarios for overcoming the crisis of the mediatised public in the city and surrounding areas