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    Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fischer


    Visiting Professor

    Mail: gerhard(at)colorado.edu


    Gerhard Fischer is a Professor Adjunct and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, a Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, and the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design (L3D) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a member of the Computer Human Interaction Academy (CHI; 2007), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM; 2009), and a recipient of the RIGO Award of ACM-SIGDOC (2012). In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

    His research has focused on new conceptual frameworks and new media for learning, working, and collaborating, human-centered computing, and design. His recent work is centered on quality of life in the digital age, social creativity, meta-design, cultures of participation, design trade-offs, and rich landscapes for learning.

    His collaborations and joint activities with the “Lehrstuhl Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien” of the University of Siegen over the last three decades included:

    • extended mutual visits of researchers between Siegen and Boulder
    • co-founders of the conference series “International Symposium on End-User Development (EUD)” iseud.net
    • co-founders of the workshop series “Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age (CoPDA)” homes.di.unimi.it/cslab/copda2018/
    • co-organizers of the symposium “Design Trade-Offs for Quality of Life — Exploring Grand Challenges for the Digital Age” (supported by the VW Foundation) digital-age.wineme.fb5.uni-siegen.de

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