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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How Digital Natives, Millennials and Generation Z are shaping the IT industry – 60 years of digital transformation, part 4

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People are the most important factor in the modern age, write Chuck and Ken. In the 4th and final part of their mini-series, the father-son team…

How Dealers helped the Explosion of Minicomputers – 60 years of digital transformation, part 3

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Thanks to the invention of the first microchips, minicomputers spread to all industries from the 1970s onwards. Chuck and Ken, a father-son team…

About the mainframes of the Iron Age – 60 years of digital transformation, part 2

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Chuck and Ken, a father-son team of computer experts, take an entertaining look back at their own six decades in the IT industry. In the 2nd…

From punch card devouring monsters to the first computers – 60 years of digital transformation, part 1

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Chuck and Ken, father and son, both IT experts, take an fun look back at their own six decades in IT. They explore how digital transformation…
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The unease of interdisciplinarity

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There are people who get sick from psychotherapy. After psychotherapy has actually helped them, they look at everything and anything from a psychotherapeutic…

How to get more Women into Data Science

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Just around 25% of the participants of the 8th Swiss Conference on Data Science are female. This aligns with the report from the World Economic…

How football clubs can digitise their sponsorship

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Thanks to Covid 19 certification, full stadiums are partly allowed again and fans are finally allowed to support their favourite club on site.…
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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", is used as a political, administrative law and social science concept. What…

How Virtual Reality comes to the stage

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The Kleintheater Luzern is venturing into the digital age - away from the strictly real stage towards hybrid experiments. Cultural manager Fabienne…

A tool for smart community strategies

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A smart government platform for small and medium-sized municipalities - this is what researchers at the Institute of Public Sector Transformation…

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

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Research often leads to solutions for practice. The University of Vienna is following a successful path to implement academic results in an entrepreneurial…
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Bottom-up or transversal or different? – Three approaches to digital transformation

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Again and again one hears that it is now finally time to dispose of digitalisation as a cross-sectoral, transversal issue. We have to develop…