Transdisciplinary

The successful development of digital solutions almost always requires the cooperation of different disciplines. Designers, software developers and application specialists are necessary.

In addition, ethnographers, economists, lawyers, mathematicians and others are often needed, whereby several expertises are usually required in each discipline. Good solution design requires, for example, knowledge of good practice examples, the ability to co-create with users, user experience and accessibility expertise, a talent for durable design, heuristics for dealing with complexity, writing usable requirements specifications and ethical reflection. At the BFH Centre Digital Society, we do not rely on interfaces between disciplines, but work together freely in a transdisciplinary way. The methods used result from the practical question.

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Resource paradoxes of digital transformation (2) – the digital death of consensus

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Digital technologies enable everyone to participate in shaping politics. With enough commitment, social outsiders can have a significant influence…

How BFH promotes digital skills among students

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BFH has been offering the "Digital Skills Coaching" (DSC) initiative for a year now. BFH students act as coaches and pass on their knowledge…
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How the TecLab promotes young STEM talents

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Bats, solar systems, recyclable bridges or collaborative robots - the range of topics at the TecLab is broad. The aim behind the workshops and…
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How ‘big visual data’ can be explored and shared in a digital archive

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With over 105,000 images, the photo archive of Empirical Cultural Studies Switzerland is an important part of Switzerland's cultural memory.…
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From technology to farm management – how smart is Swiss agriculture, part 2

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Smart farming and technology in agriculture are the topics of the moment, which are also of concern to the Fenaco agricultural cooperative. What…
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From technology to farm management – how smart is Swiss agriculture, part 1

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Apps and digital business models have also long been used in agriculture. Although not everything is running smoothly, Switzerland is still in…

How neurofeedback training can influence the perception of tinnitus

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Neurofeedback training is an innovative technique that enables people to observe their own brain activity. A joint research project between Bern…

What values the Humane Digital Transformation needs

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BFH is committed to a responsible and people-centred digital transformation. What does that mean in concrete terms? In particular, what factors…

How Basel-Stadt wants to prevent over-indebtedness with a tool from the BFH

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Thanks to digitalisation, data from existing administrative registers can increasingly be used in a fruitful way to monitor social issues such…

Humane Digital Transformation: Towards a human-centered digitalization

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Digital technologies are changing the way we live and work with consequences that are difficult to assess. The Bern University of Applied Sciences…
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Diversity and precise blurring

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We know from pre-digital times: Transformation processes should be set up as programmes consisting of small, focused projects. The programme…

Is Mastodon a new Twitter?

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As alternative to Twitter, many users have recently been switching to a platform called Mastodon. Our author has investigated, why, at a technical…