Networking people, devices, and data in various areas of our society has given rise to new opportunities for improving quality of life – for example, smart cities and smart regions.
The «digital society» is concerned with the effects of digital technologies within society and the resulting changes. These include social, cultural, economic, and political changes, which are driven forward by digitalization.
The effects of the digital society are palpable in various areas. For example, they manifest in education as e-learning, in administration as e-government services for citizens, or in the political sphere through the medium of online elections.
Digitalization changes the way in which people live, work, and interact with one another. Thanks to our established expertise on the topic of digital society, we see our role as bridge-builders between theory and practice. Our teaching staff are experts in their field and are happy to share their knowledge on trends, new economic insights, and experiences from applied research.
Our projects cover:
Optimizing digital processes in government and administration
Support for innovative, digital mobility concepts
Promoting energy-efficient solutions through digitalization
Assistance with the application of new digital technologies in social contexts (e.g. social robots, digital assistants, or the Internet of Things (IoT))
Do you have any questions? Your contact person, Hans-Dieter Zimmermann, is happy to advise you.
Our research projects
VA-PEPR: Voice Assistants – People Experiences, Practices and Routines
No other technology is spreading as rapidly in the home as voice assistants (VAs). The interdisciplinary project shall increase the general awareness about the social, societal and philosophical implications of VAs and contribute to guidelines and policy recommendations concerning the development, design and deployment of VAs,…
Decision-makers in public administration and authorities face the challenge that most issues/problems are highly complex and are influenced by a multitude of "soft" factors. This is especially true of the energy policy realm. Our project aims at developing an integrated methodology for model-based decision support which…
Open Innovation Monitoring Study 2012
Two hundred German-speaking executives were interviewed about open innovation and the use of instruments in innovation management
eSociety Bodensee 2020
Open social innovation: the use of open innovation approaches to addressing societal challenges in the Lake Constance region