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Projects

On this page you will find a selection of ongoing and completed research and transfer projects.

Ethics of Data Work
This research project is about developing fair working systems for data workers and ethical guidelines for researchers.
Privacy Icons
Privacy policies are difficult for many people to understand. This project aims to develop symbols to simplify these guidelines.
Business model innovation in the digital and ecological transformation
The aim of the project is to analyze how established companies develop sustainable and resilient future strategies, and to investigate the associated challenges for managers, works councils and employees.
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Interdisciplinary Digitalization Research Cartography
The Weizenbaum Institute not only researches the digitalization of society, but also researches digitalization research itself. This comprehensive and carefully curated map provides orientation on interdisciplinary digitization research in Germany.
Open Educational Practices
As part of this project, a self-assessment tool was developed for lecturers at academic institutions to support the design and evaluation of participatory teaching and learning formats.
Algorithmic Management
The project analyses the effects of Algorithmic Management (AM) on employment relations and employee representation.
Living in a Datafied World: Experiences & Attitudes of Young Europeans
As part of this project, the Weizenbaum Institute and the Goethe-Institut conducted a joint study to investigate the opinions of young people in Europe towards the use of artificial intelligence (AI).
Learning via Digital Assistance Systems
Digital assistance systems are intended to instruct people to operate production facilities in industrial production, even without prior knowledge. In this interdisciplinary project, the researchers are investigating how well step-by-step guidance that relies exclusively on assistance systems works and where further qualification is necessary.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our working environment
The project investigates how the economic and social disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the digitalisation of the working environment in the short and medium term, and whether they will even act as a catalyst for a digitalisation push.
Towards digital schools
In the context of this project, we modeled the transformation process of a school in cooperation with the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium Berlin and investigated it in a design-oriented way.
Data Awareness Canvas
The Data Awareness Canvas is a workshop tool that sensitises people to the potential and risks of automated data use in organisations. The goal of the tool is to accompany the data-based transformation of an organisation.
EdTech in Transition
In this interdisciplinary project, an overview and classification of Educational Technology providers will be developed.
Weizenbaum Knowledge Hypercube
The Data Awareness Canvas is a workshop tool that sensitises people to the potential and risks of automated data use in organisations. The goal of the tool is to accompany the data-based transformation of an organisation.
Reorganisation of Production Networks
This project investigates the reorganisation of production networks in China and Germany.
Venture Capital
Venture Capital in Europe
The project "Political Economy of Venture Capital in Europe" examines the emergence and impact of venture capital as a form of startup-financing in Europe.