The interdisciplinary project INTIA (Inclusive Technology Ideas for Everyday Life) dealt with the question of how digital technology can be developed and implemented in a participatory and inclusive way with users. The focus was on the INTIA suitcase, a mobile lab for introducing digital smart home technology to young people.

The INTIA project enables individual technical solutions for socially disadvantaged young people. The goal was to focus on their needs and let them develop solutions themselves. By using the INTIA case, they were able to realize their ideas and build prototypes. The Service Design department designed the suitcase and promoted its intuitive use. In addition, explanatory videos were created. Collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Social Work was important for technical implementation and testing.


Prof. Birgit Mager, Prof. Dr. Isabel Zorn, Prof. Dr. Stefan Bente and Prof. Dr. Christian Kohls


Janina Rösch, Lisa Blömeke and Maxime Ridzewski

Other Involved Scientists

Sophia Johannsen, Tabea Mildenberger, Dennis Wilk, Marc Schmidt, Silke Wiegand, Hanna Thielmann, Eva Zurbrügg, Caroline Kortekaas and Caroline Janda

Project Partners
Diakonie Michaelshoven, Evangelische Jugendhilfe Bonn, Fachstelle Jugendmedienkultur (FJMK)

Funded by

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

01.05.2019 – 30.03.2023


Pictures © Lisa Blömeke, Maxime Ridzewski