The BMBF-funded research project “Cognitive Village – Networked Village” organized an interdisciplinary final symposium in cooperation with the Research College Siegen.

On two days, the project partners looked back on three successful years with international guest speakers. The discussion focused on how intelligent technical assistance systems will gain in importance in the future and how these can also be designed by the users.

Numerous older comrades-in-arms from the Siegen and Bad Berleburg model rooms were present and reviewed the three years. Statements like “I didn’t want to have anything to do with technology at the beginning. Thanks to the doctoral students at the university, we can use our devices well today and don’t want to miss them any more”, he says, showing that intensive user research and participation is important. Only when older people see a personal benefit in dealing with digital media is there the motivation to deal with design issues.

Link to the flyer for the whole event: pdf
Link to the flyer for the evening event: pdf
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