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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Daniel-Huerlimann

Obituary: A great champion of Open Access is no more

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Daniel Hürlimann, Professor of Legal Informatics and IT Law…

Creating a future: The tower of Babel or a bridge?

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In the digital age, we benefit from the achievements of research…
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Myth of digitalisation – reasons for not happening

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"The digital transformation is not happening." This finding applies…

Hack4SocialGood 2023: Challenges wanted

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The Bern University of Applied Sciences, together with the ZHAW,…

How Satellite Images help to detect the Severity of Wildfires

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Wildfires lead to changes to our ecosystems and can have serious…

Why we accept automated products less out of nostalgia

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Artificial intelligence again increases the workload of automated…

How the app Memorybox helps foster children to remember

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Children who grow up in institutions or with foster parents are…

Agility – more than the sum of its parts

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Agility is a key competence in the 21st century and not only…
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The unease of interdisciplinarity

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There are people who get sick from psychotherapy. After psychotherapy…

How to get more Women into Data Science

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Just around 25% of the participants of the 8th Swiss Conference…

How football clubs can digitise their sponsorship

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Thanks to Covid 19 certification, full stadiums are partly allowed…
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The Future of the Digital “Public Service

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The term "service public" or "digital services of general interest",…

How Virtual Reality comes to the stage

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The Kleintheater Luzern is venturing into the digital age - away…

A tool for smart community strategies

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A smart government platform for small and medium-sized municipalities…

Why Vienna has become an Incubator for High-Tech-Start-Ups

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Research often leads to solutions for practice. The University…
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Connecta 2021 focuses on new digital formats

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Every year, Swiss Post's Connecta digital conference brings together…
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Digital neurosis: How our attention is attacked

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While I was trying to write a post on artificial intelligence,…

How an app evaluates the climate data of different land areas

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At the Climate Hackathon, researchers and developers worked on…
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The narratives of the IT industry

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Narratives shape the digital transformation of society much more…
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The underestimated automation

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Automation supposedly has two very different meanings: On the…
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Digital personalisation – future opportunity or dead end (2)

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Part 1 of this column highlighted that digital personalisation…

What barriers there are for blind people on the net

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For blind people, the internet is often difficult to access.…
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Digital personalisation: future opportunity or dead end (1)

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In many areas, personalisation represents great progress, economically…

New standard makes it easier to avoid barriers on the internet

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Digitisation could help people with a disability gain more autonomy.…

Leonce and Leonce – a streaming review

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Theatre is experimenting - finally - with hybrid forms of performance…

An agile mindset is the key to digitalisation

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It is clear to most companies that digitisation is not just about…

Which deficiencies conference software has and which technical changes the internet needs

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In the worldwide pandemic, the virtual world often replaces communication…

Hackathon for inclusive digitalisation in the social sector

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How do social organisations keep pace with digitalisation?…

Looking back at Connecta 2020 – what will the future be like?

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Due to the pandemic, Swiss Post's "Connecta" digital conference…

How professional men’s football is going digital

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Big data has long since found its way into match analysis in…

Digital fitness can be measured: How digital are Bernese SMEs?

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Digitalisation projects are innovations that are successful when…
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The Discretisation of Politics (Part 2)

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Does the binary representation of digital data with zeros and…

Accessible digital? – Still not for everyone in 2020

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The digital world is open to all, because almost everyone has…
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Applying ICT knowledge to ICT business

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Software engineering practices have changed the way we look at…

Unleashing Usability Superpowers to Make the World a Better Place

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ICT systems that suffer from minor, and sometimes major, usability…

About the future of the Internet

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Researchers have been working on improvements since the Internet…

Data, data, nothing but data. What do we do with it?

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According to an IDC study, the total amount of data generated…

About the good life and the happy life

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Digitalisation makes a lot of things easier in our lives. But…

Of digital natives and data-based services – BFH researchers at Connecta 2019

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Swiss Post's Connecta digital conference was a success on Tuesday…

Does digitalisation make us happier?

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Digitalisation makes many things easier for us in our professional…

October-November issue: Digitalisation – Vision of fair participation for all

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In 2011, the US social theorist and economist Jeremy Rifkin drew…

Digitalisation promotes interdisciplinarity

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Many problems of the digital age cannot be solved in one discipline…

How women are discriminated against in the labour market

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There is no gender discrimination (yet) in the search for an…

Fertility Discrimination In Hiring: A Field Experiment

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Part-time jobs are thought to reconcile work and family obligations.…

“Come talk to me” – When Art meets Digitalisation

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The Mayor of Bern as a hologram? In addition to Alec von Graffenried,…