The perspectives and roles of the potential users of digital multimedia systems are are subject to research in an accompanying inter- and transdisciplinary project. In this project we aim at supporting the design of the interfaces between technical systems and users / areas of deployment.The perspectives and roles of the potential users of digital multimedia systems are are subject to research in an accompanying inter- and transdisciplinary project. In this project we aim at supporting the design of the interfaces between technical systems and users / areas of deployment.The interdisciplinary project is carried out in cooperation between the department of In-formation Technology and the department of Intervention Research and Cultural Sustai-nability (http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/iff/ikn) and has the following tasks:

  • Developing and organizing a SOMA-application as part of the 40th anniversary of Kla-genfurt University (SOMA Use-Case II): Establishment of an interactive platform for in-formation and discussion on the history and future of Klagenfurt University
  • Developing transdisciplinary cooperation: Setting up a focus group with potential pro-fessional users of SOMA (e.g. enterprises and organisations from the fields of traffic, health, tourism, event management or journalism)
  • Participating observation and reflection of the development process and the implemen-tation

SOMA I.T. results from the initiative SO I.T. (Self organization inter- and transdisciplinary). It is designed as a preliminary project for further inter-and transdisciplinary activity in selected areas of application.

Duration: 12 months

Project funding: Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds

Team SOMA I. T.:Martina Ukowitz, Iff-IKN; Harald Goldmann, Iff-IKN; Hajo Greif, Iff-TEWI; Matthias Wies-er, KUWI-MK; Harald Dvorak, Rita Faullant, WIWI-IUG (associated member of the team) Peter Heintel, Iff-IKN (supervision)