Prof. Dr Gunnar Stevens

Department of Management Sciences (Sankt Augustin Campus)Business Management, esp. Business Information Systems

Field of research

User-centered design and innovation methods, User-centered privacy and data protection, Connected Living & Smart Home, Digital consumption & Consumer computing

Contact

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Email: 
Gunnar.Stevens [at] h-brs.de

Sankt Augustin

Grantham-Allee 20
53757
Sankt Augustin
Room: 
E 025

Profile

Field of expertise

Business Management, especially Business Information Systems

Subject and research areas

User-centered design and innovation methods, User-centered privacy and data protection, Connected Living & Smart Home, Digital consumption & Consumer computing

Résumé

Professor of Business Management, esp. Business Information Systems at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Senior Researcher and Division Manager for Human Computer Interaction at the Univrsity of Siegen. For more than 10 years research activities in the field of participative methods of development, ethnographic design theories and methods of agile user experience. Long years in the industry sector as software developer and at the Fraunhofer FIT as usability consultant. Conduct of usability studies for enterprises and consultancy on the integration and the implementation of user-centered agile methods of innovation such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile UX.

Academic career

Dr. rer. pol., University of Siegen,
Computer science graduate, University of Bonn

Memberships

German Informatics Society (GI)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Union of Democtratic Scientists (Bund Demokratischer Wissenschaftler, BdWi)

Prof. Dr. Stevens is professor of Business Management at the Department of Management Sciences of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University since 2015.

His key responsibilities include Busines Information Systems, Human Centered Software Engineering (HCSE), Usability & User Experience and qualitative methods of market and user research.

Prof. Dr. Stevens is one of the leading experts in the field of Human Computer Interaction and sustainable Business Economy Systems. He is a member in various programme committees (CHI, ECSCW, PDC, ICT4S, MKWi, M&C and others) and executive committees (GI CSCW, AG Usability of BMWi and others). He is the author of more than 80 publications in national and international symposia and journals. For his research activities he was awarded the IBM Eclipse Innovation Award in 2005 and the doctoral prize of the IHK Siegen-Wittgenstein in 2010.

His current research focuses on issues of consumer computing, metods of agile development and IT in the context of sustainable economic activity. He leads various research projects on the methods of community usability for mid-sized enterprises and on sustainable design in professional and private contexts.

He was junior professor of Human Computer Interaction at the University of Siegen and prior to this as project manager and senior consultant at the Usability Competence Center Fraunhofer FIT. In 2010 he was a guest scientists at the research institute SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway and in 2011 Fellower at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld.

He studied Computer Science with a focus on Mathematics at the universities of Frankfurt and Bonn after which he turned to the “Human” as an important factor in IT development. To that end he made his Ph.D. at the University of Siegen on the topic of the acquisition of techniques and the use of feedback channels for the better integration of users into the software development process.

In his free time he is an avowed Rheinländer-by-choice and happy to spend his time on his bicycle.

Projects

  • SmartLive - http://smart-live.info
  • LivingLab Energy & Environment - https://www.livinglab-energy.de
  • Community Usability betrieblicher Software (CUBES) - http://cubes-project.de
  • SPIDER - http://www.spider-smartmetergateway.de

Publications

Recent publications

[1]

Boden, A., Dorner, C., Draxler, S., Pipek, V., Stevens, G. and Wulf, V. 2014. Tangible and screen-based interfaces for End-user Workflow Modeling. IEEE software. 4 (2014), 65–71.

[2]

Boden, A., Rosswog, F., Stevens, G. and Wulf, V. 2014. Articulation spaces: Bridging the gap between formal and informal coordination. Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (2014), 1120–1130.

[3]

Burmester, M., Brandenburg, S., Döbelt, S., Schlömer, I., Schmidt, R., Stevens, G., Werder, K. and Ziegler, D. 2014. Usability für die betriebliche Praxis Anwendbare Forschung für den Mittelstand. Mensch & Computer 2014–Workshopband: 14. Fachübergreifende Konferenz für Interaktive und Kooperative Medien–Interaktiv unterwegs-Freiräume gestalten. (2014), 143.

[4]

Castelli, N., Ogonowski, C., Stevens, G. and Jakobi, T. 2014. Placing information at home: using room context in domestic design. Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (2014), 919–922.

[5]

Castelli, N., Schönau, N., Stevens, G., Schwartz, T. and Jakobi, T. 2015. Role-based Eco-info Systems: An Organizational Theoretical View of Sustainable HCI at Work. (2015).

[6]

Castelli, N., Stevens, G., Jakobi, T. and Schönau, N. 2014. Switch off the light in the living room, please!–Making eco-feedback meaningful through room context information. (2014).

[7]

Dax, J., Ludwig, T., Meurer, J., Pipek, V., Stein, M. and Stevens, G. 2015. FRAMES–A Framework for Adaptable Mobile Event-Contingent Self-report Studies. End-User Development. Springer International Publishing. 141–155.

[8]

Draxler, S., Stevens, G. and Boden, A. 2014. Keeping the Development Environment Up to Date—A Study of the Situated Practices of Appropriating the Eclipse IDE. Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on. 40, 11 (2014), 1061–1074.

[9]

Draxler, S., Stickel, O., Winter, D. and Stevens, G. 2014. Nutzerintegration in Softwareprojekte durch Multi-Channel Feedback. Mensch und Computer 2014–Tagungsband: 14. Fachübergreifende Konferenz für Interaktive und Kooperative Medien–Interaktiv unterwegs-Freiräume gestalten. (2014), 175.

[10]

Jakobi, T., Castelli, N., Nolte, A., Stevens, G. and Schönau, N. 2014. Towards Collaborative Green Business Process Management. (2014).

[11]

Jakobi, T. and Stevens, G. 2015. Energy saving at work–and when not working! Insights from a comparative study. (2015).

[12]

Jakobi, T. and Stevens, G. 2015. Potentials of energy consumption measurements in office environments. (2015).

[13]

Ogonowski, C., Jakobi, T., Stevens, G. and Meurer, J. 2015. Living Lab As A Service: Das Living Lab als Dienstleistungsbaukasten zur Nutzer-zentrierten Entwicklung und Evaluation innovativer Smart Home Lösungen. Mensch und Computer 2015–Workshopband. (2015).

[14]

von Rekowski, T., Boden, A., Stickel, O., Hornung, D. and Stevens, G. 2014. Playful, collaborative approaches to 3D modeling and 3D printing. Mensch und Computer 2014–Tagungsband: 14. Fachübergreifende Konferenz für Interaktive und Kooperative Medien–Interaktiv unterwegs-Freiräume gestalten. (2014), 363.

[15]

Schönau, N., Schwartz, T., Jakobi, T., Castelli, N. and Stevens, G. 2014. Findings of an Action Research on implementing an Integrated Energy Management in a German SME. (2014).

[16]

Schwartz, T., Stevens, G., Jakobi, T., Denef, S., Ramirez, L., Wulf, V. and Randall, D. 2014. What People Do with Consumption Feedback: A Long-Term Living Lab Study of a Home Energy Management System. Interacting with Computers. (2014), iwu009.

[17]

Stevens, G., Jakobi, T. and Detken, K.-O. 2014. Mehrseitige, barrierefreie Sicherheit intelligenter Messsysteme. Datenschutz und Datensicherheit-DuD. 38, 8 (2014), 536–544.

[18]

Stickel, O., Ogonowski, C., Jakobi, T., Stevens, G., Pipek, V. and Wulf, V. 2015. Praktiken der Nutzerintegration im Entwicklungsprozess von KMU. Mensch und Computer 2015–Tagungsband. (2015), 103.

[19]

Takhom, A., Ikeda, M., Suntisrivaraporn, B., Supnithi, T., Hintemann, R., Fichter, K., Denward, M., De Jong, A., Olsen, R., Jakobi, T. and others 2015. Toward Collaborative LCA Ontology Development: a Scenario-Based Recommender System for Environmental Data Qualification. (2015).

[20]

Tscheligi, M., Krischkowsky, A., Neureiter, K., Inkpen, K., Muller, M. and Stevens, G. 2014. Potentials of the Unexpected: Technology Appropriation Practices and Communication Needs. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Supporting Group Work (2014), 313–316.

[21]

Wulf, V., Müller, C., Pipek, V., Randall, D., Rohde, M. and Stevens, G. 2015. Practice-Based Computing: Empirically Grounded Conceptualizations Derived from Design Case Studies. Designing Socially Embedded Technologies in the Real-World. Springer London. 111–150.

Selected Publications

[1]

Denef, S., Ramirez, L., Dyrks, T. and Stevens, G. 2008. Handy navigation in ever-changing spaces: An ethnographic study of firefighting practices. Proceedings of the 7th ACM conference on Designing interactive systems (2008), 184–192.

[2]

Draxler, S. and Stevens, G. 2011. Supporting the collaborative appropriation of an open software ecosystem. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). 20, 4-5 (2011), 403–448.

[3]

Draxler, S., Stevens, G., Stein, M., Boden, A. and Randall, D. 2012. Supporting the social context of technology appropriation: on a synthesis of sharing tools and tool knowledge. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2012), 2835–2844.

[4]

Mørch, A.I., Stevens, G., Won, M., Klann, M., Dittrich, Y. and Wulf, V. 2004. Component-based technologies for end-user development. Communications of the ACM. 47, 9 (2004), 59–62.

[5]

Rohde, M., Stevens, G., Brödner, P. and Wulf, V. 2009. Towards a paradigmatic shift in IS: designing for social practice. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (2009), 15.

[6]

Schwartz, T., Betz, M., Ramirez, L. and Stevens, G. 2010. Sustainable energy practices at work: understanding the role of workers in energy conservation. Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries (2010), 452–462.

[7]

Schwartz, T., Denef, S., Stevens, G., Ramirez, L. and Wulf, V. 2013. Cultivating energy literacy: results from a longitudinal living lab study of a home energy management system. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2013), 1193–1202.

[8]

Schwartz, T., Stevens, G., Ramirez, L. and Wulf, V. 2013. Uncovering practices of making energy consumption accountable: A phenomenological inquiry. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). 20, 2 (2013), 12.

[9]

Stevens, G., Pipek, V. and Wulf, V. 2010. Appropriation infrastructure: mediating appropriation and production work. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC). 22, 2 (2010), 58–81.

[10]

Stevens, G., Pipek, V. and Wulf, V. 2009. Appropriation infrastructure: Supporting the design of usages. End-user development. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 50–69.

[11]

Stevens, G., Thorogood, A., O’Brien, S., Wulf, V. and others 2007. Sports over a Distance. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 11, 8 (2007), 633–645.

[12]

Stevens, G. and Wiedenhöfer, T. 2006. CHIC-a pluggable solution for community help in context. Proceedings of the 4th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction: changing roles (2006), 212–221.

[13]

Stevens, G. and Wulf, V. 2009. Computer-supported access control. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). 16, 3 (2009), 12.

[14]

Wulf, V., Rohde, M., Pipek, V. and Stevens, G. 2011. Engaging with practices: design case studies as a research framework in CSCW. Proceedings of the ACM 2011 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (2011), 505–512.