Computer Science | Privacy | Security | Applied Philosophy

Without High Touch, High Tech does not work. The more influential technology becomes, the more important the human factor becomes. Our culture must develop criteria for the use of this technology.

Stephen Richards Covey

Usable Security & Privacy

Usable Security & Privacy is concerned with approaches and concepts that align security and privacy promoting procedures for software and interactive products more closely with the goals and tasks of the user and ensure that the functioning of security elements is also understandable for non-experts.

B(ee)oinspiration & B(ee)omimetics

B(ee)oinspiration & B(ee)omimetics research involving the study and distillation of principles and functions found in superorganisms that have been developed through evolution, and application of this knowledge to produce novel and exciting basic technologies and new approaches to solving problems.

Cybersecurity & Ethics

Cybersecurity to the field of ethics, philosophy and philosophy of science. Outlining ethical standards to the constantly evolving cybersecurity domain. A food for thought for those who are concerned with ethics related to hacking, privacy, surveillance, and cyberwarfare in an ever changing virtual environment that transcends boundaries and cultures and challenges the traditional ways that humans have dealt with each other.

Human-Centered Design & Ethics

Ethics in usability and user experience of a product, service, environment or facility. From conception to testing. From analogue to digital. Ethical questions arise across all existing areas of usability and user experience. These arise in the daily work and thinking process, are fueled by social, economic and technical changes, determined by changing living spaces, expressed by customers and users and have to be answered by professionals in word and deed.