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    Sarah Rüller, M.Sc.

    Mail: sarah.rueller(at)uni-siegen.de

    Room: US-E 103

    Phone: +49 (0)271/ 740 – 3474
    Mobile: +49 162 354 2046


    Sarah Rüller holds a degree in media science (B.A.) and in Human Computer Interaction (M.Sc.) from the University of Siegen. She worked as a student assistant for the research project come_IN at Volker Wulf’s Chair of Information Systems and New Media and supervised computer club activities in Siegen and Bonn. Furthermore, she worked for Jens Schröter (Chair for Theory and Practice of Multimedia Systems at the University of Siegen, later Chair for Media Culture Studies at the University of Bonn). From November 2015 to February 2016 Sarah Rüller was also employed as a student assistant in the project for the social-integrative support of refugees in emergency accommodation at the University of Siegen and supervised the “Internet Café. Her bachelor thesis, significantly motivated and based on her interactions with Syrian refugees in emergency accommodation, is titled “Technological Management of Forced Migration among Syrian Refugees”.

    From March 2016 to December 2019 she worked as a research assistant in the subproject “B04 – Digital Publics and Social Transformation in the Maghreb” of the Collaborative Research Center 1187 – Media of Cooperation (https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/de/projekte/b04/). As part of the project, she completed several ethnographic field visits in the High Atlas in Morocco to establish and research a computer club. After her participation in the DAAD funded research exchange YALLAH! – You All Are Hackers in Palestine (http://yallah.exchange/) in 2016, Sarah Rüller coordinated the two subsequent exchange rounds together with Marios Mouratidis. In her master thesis “On the Trail of Media & Technology amidst Mountains, Transition & Culture: Design Case Study on the Viability and Sustainability of a socio-technical Intervention with Imazighen in rural Morocco” she reflects upon the establishment of the computer club and the methodological approach and identifies factors for sustainable ICT interventions in rural areas.

    Since January 2020 Sarah Rüller is working as a research associate at the Chair of Information Systems and New Media. She continues to work in subproject B04 of the Collaborative Research Center 1187 – Media of Cooperation. Her research interests are Ethnography in HCI, Intercultural Learning Settings and Community Cooperation and Innovation.



    Sarah Rüller, Konstantin Aal, Marios Mouratidis, Volker Wulf (2020) Messy Fieldwork: A Natural Necessity or a Result of Western Origins and Perspectives?, Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, p. 185–190, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, url, doi:10.1145/3393914.3395864


    Sarah Rüller, Konstantin Aal, Simon Holdermann (2019) Hands-On vs. Hands-Off: Reflections on an (Educational) ICT Intervention in the High Atlas, Workshop Paper of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19, p. 55-59, Glasgow, Scotland Uk: ACM Press, url, doi:10.1145/3290607.3299006

    Sarah Rüller, Konstantin Aal, Simon Holdermann (2019) Reflections on a Design Case Study-(Educational) ICT Intervention with Imazighen in Morocco, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies-Transforming Communities, p. 172-177

    Sarah Rüller (2019) On the Trail of Media & Technology amidst Mountains, Transition & Culture Design Case Study on the Viability and Sustainability of a socio-technical Intervention with Imazighen in rural Morocco


    Konstantin Aal, Sarah Rüller, Simon Holdermann, Peter Tolmie, Markus Rohde, Martin Zillinger, Volker Wulf (2018) Challenges of an Educational ICT Intervention: The Establishment of a MediaSpace in the High Atlas, International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI) 15(2), p. 3-20, pdf


    Anne Weibert, Marios Mouratidis, Renad Khateb, Sarah Rüller, Miriam Hosak, Shpresa Potka, Konstantin Aal, Volker Wulf (2017) Creating Environmental Awareness with Upcycling Making Activities: A Study of Children in Germany and Palestine, Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children, p. 286-291, New York, NY, USA: ACM, url, doi:10.1145/3078072.3079732

    Oliver Stickel, Konstantin Aal, Verena Fuchsberger, Manfred Tscheligi, Sarah Rüller, Victoria Wenzelmann, Volkmar Pipek, Volker Wulf (2017) 3D printing/digital fabrication for education and the common good Workshop for C&T2017, Workshop at the 8th international conference on Communities and Technologies