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Case Studies

The Case Studies format allows us to illustrate and highlight selected aspects of our research and present it in a broadly understandable manner to researchers from other fields or other external stakeholders. Case Studies can either be part of a longer-running research effort or be devised as short-term explorations of a topic. In that sense, they also act as a test bed for future research ideas and allow us to explore a topic in a concentrated manner. 

The Case Studies format serves two main purposes:

We document selected research results and publish them in a descriptive and illustrative manner. This way, we lay the foundation for initiating a dialogue with interested researchers, particularly from neighbouring disciplines. Usually, our main research contributions are published at conferences and publications in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Sciences, and adjacent fields. At the same time, due to the interdisciplinary nature of our research, our work regularly touches on aspects or presents solutions that have relevance for other disciplines, but that cannot be foregrounded in the aforementioned academic publishing context. In order to bridge this gap and to emphasize insights that are also valuable outside of our specialized academic fields, we document selected research in the Case Studies format. 

The second purpose of the Case Studies format is to explore future research ideas in a timely manner. This allows us to pick up on an idea or a research question independent of a longer-running third-party funded research project. Given the interdisciplinary nature of our research, Case Studies also enable us to engage with topics that are not yet at the center of our core academic discourses and to test them for their potential to be explored further in future research projects.