I am a post-doc researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). My research interest focuses on how ICT can support coordination and knowledge exchange in complex contexts such as global software development, cross-agency collaboration in emergency response, as well as in open source and maker communities. I publish in research communities such as CSCW, HCI and Software Engineering.
If you are interested in my recent work, check my papers on Articulation Spaces: bridging the gap between formal and informal coordination (CSCW 2014) and Designing for ethical innovation: A case study on ELSI co-design in emergency (IJHCS 2016).
I sometimes post news about my work at Twitter.
Currently, I am working in two national research projects:
Over the last years, I have mainly worked in two European research projects in the area of security research:
I have also worked on some smaller research projects:
"Articulation Spaces" was a development project which aimed at supporting articulation work in flexible and knowledge-intesive domains. It was a follow-up of the DFG funded ARTOS project I have been working on at the University of Siegen.
"Supporting Appropriation of 3D printers" is a research area in which we are exploring ways to make 3D printing more accessible, for example by researching alternative ways to 3d modeling such as the game Minecraft, or by designing appropriation infrastructures for supporting 3d printing communities.
I work as a post-doc researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT.
I have been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at the University of Lancaster in August/September 2014.
I have received my PhD in the field of Information Systems at the chair of Information Systems and New Media at the University of Siegen in 2012. My thesis focused on practices of coordination and learning in the context of global software development in small to medium-sized companies at the intersection between CSCW and Software Engineering. It was honored with the study award ("Studienpreis") of the district Siegen-Wittgenstein 2012.
I have studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bonn where I received my Magister Artium (M.A.) in 2004.
I have published in venues such as the European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) and the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) as well as in Journals such as IEEE Software and Empirical Software Engineering.
I have worked as a chair member for conferences such as CHI (2013-2015), CSCW (2014-2015), ECSCW (2013, 2015), C&T (2015), IS-EUD (2015) and Interact (2011).
O. Stickel, A. Boden, G. Stevens, V. Pipek, and V. Wulf, Bottom-Up Kultur in Siegen: Ein Bericht ueber aktuelle Strukturen, Entwicklungen und Umnutzungsprozesse, in S. Habscheid, G. Hoch, H. Schroeteler-von Brandt, and V. Stein (Eds.), Umnutzung - Alte Sachen, neue Zwecke, Diagonal, 2014.
A. Boden: Coordination and learning in global software development. Articulation work in distributed cooperation of small companies. Univ. Diss. 2011, Siegen 2012. http://dokumentix.ub.uni-siegen.de/opus/volltexte/2012/598/
A. Boden, A. Al-Akkad, M. Liegl, M. Buscher, M. Stein, D. Randall, V. Wulf, Managing Visibility and Validity of Distress Calls with an Ad-Hoc SOS System, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), accepted for publication.
T. Ludwig, A. Boden, and V. Pipek, 3D Printers as Sociable Technologies: Taking Appropriation Infrastructures to the Internet of Things, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), accepted for publication.
M. Liegl, A. Boden, M. Buscher, R. Oliphant, and X. Kerasidou, Designing for ethical innovation: A case study on ELSI co-design in emergency, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2016.04.003
S. Draxler, G. Stevens, and A. Boden, Keeping the development environment up to date - A Study of the Situated Practices of Appropriating the Eclipse IDE, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol 40, no. 11, pp. 1061-1074, 2014.
A. Boden, C. Doerner, S. Draxler, V. Pipek, G. Stevens, and V. Wulf, Tangible and screen-based interfaces for End-user Workflow Modeling, IEEE Software, vol 31, no. 4, pp. 65-71, 2014.
A. Al-Akkad und A. Boden, Kreative Nutzung der verfuegbaren Netzwerkinfrastruktur im Katastrophenfall, i-com - Zeitschrift fuer interaktive und kooperative Medien, special issue "Interaktion und Kooperation im Krisenmanagement", vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 45-52, 2014.
R. Prikladnicki, A. Boden, G. Avram, C. R. B. de Souza, and V. Wulf, Data collection in global software engineering research: learning from past experience, Empirical Software Engineering, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 822-856, 2013.
A. Boden, G. Avram, L. Bannon, and V. Wulf, Knowledge Sharing Practices and the Impact of Cultural Factors: Lessons from Two Case Studies of Offshoring in SME, Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research, and Practice, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 139-152, 2012.
A. Boden, C. Mueller, and B. Nett, Conducting Business Ethnography in Global Software Development Projects of Small German Enterprises, Information and Software Technology, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 1012-1021, 2011.
A. Boden, B. Nett, and V. Wulf, Operational and Strategic Learning in Global Software Development - Implications from two Offshoring Case Studies in Small Enterprises, IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 58-65, 2010.
A. Boden, B. Nett, and V. Wulf, Offshoring in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen der Softwareindustrie, HMD. Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, vol. 265, pp. 92-100, 2009.
M.Stein, J. Meurer, A. Boden, and V. Wulf, Mobility in Later Life - Appropriation of an Integrated Transportation Platform, in Proceedings of the 2017 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Denver, 2017, accepted for publication.
D. Hornung, C. Mueller, A. Boden, and M. Stein, Autonomy Support for Elderly People Through Everyday Life Gadgets, in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Supporting Group Work (Poster Extended Abstract), New York, NY, USA, 2016, pp. 421-424.
T. Ludwig, O. Stickel, A. Boden, and V. Pipek: Appropriating Digital Fabrication Technologies - A comparative study of two 3D Printing Communities, in Proceedings of the 2015 iConference, Newport Beach, 2015.
T. Ludwig, O. Stickel, A. Boden, and V. Pipek: Towards Sociable Technologies: An Empirical Study on Designing Appropriation Infrastructures in Highly Hardware-related Contexts, in Proceedings of the 2014 ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Vancouver, 2014.
A. Al Akkad, L. Ramirez, A. Boden, D. Randall, and A. Zimmermann: Help Beacons: Design and Evaluation of an Ad-Hoc Lightweight S.O.S. System for Smartphones, in Proceedings of the 2014 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Toronto, 2014. This paper received an Honorable Mention Award.
A. Boden, F. Rosswog, and G. Stevens, Articulation Spaces: Bridging the Gap between Formal and Informal Coordination, in Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), Baltimore, 2014, pp. 1120-1130.
J. Liu, A. Boden, V. Wulf, and D. Randall, Enriching the Distressing Reality: Social Media Usage by Chinese Migrant Workers, in Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), Baltimore, 2014, pp. 710-721.
P. Bjorn, J. Bardram, G. Avram, L. Bannon, A. Boden, D. Redmiles, C. de Souza, and V. Wulf, Global software development in a CSCW perspective, in Proceedings of the companion publication of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW), Baltimore, 2014, pp. 301-304.
T. von Rekowski, A. Boden, O. Stickel, D. Hornung, and G. Stevens, Playful, collaborative approaches to 3D modeling and 3D printing, in Mensch und Computer 2014 Tagungsband, Muenchen, 2014.
A. Al-Akkad, C. Raffelsberger, A. Boden, L. Ramirez, A. Zimmermann, Tweeting ‘When Online is Off’? Opportunistically Creating Mobile Ad-hoc Networks in Response to Disrupted Infrastructure, in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), Pennsylvania, 2014.
A. Al Akkad, L. Ramirez, S. Denef, A. Boden, L. Wood, M. Buescher, and A. Zimmermann, Reconstructing normality: The use of infrastructure leftovers in crisis situations as inspiration for the design of resilient technology, in Proceedings of OzCHI, Adelaide, Australia, 2013.
A. Boden, T. Ludwig, and V. Pipek, Designing Infrastructures for Appropriation Support in 3D Printing Communities, in Proceedings of the First European Fab Lab Conference (FabLabCon), Aachen, 2013.
G. Stevens, A. Boden, and T. von Rekowski, Objects-to-think-with-together: Rethinking Papert's fusion of design and use in the age of online sociability, in Proceedings of the International Symposium on End User Development, Copenhagen, 2013.
S. Draxler, G. Stevens, M. Stein, A. Boden, and D. Randall, Supporting the social context of technology appropriation: on a synthesis of sharing tools and tool knowledge, in Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, 2012, pp. 2835-2844.
A. Boden, S. Draxler, and V. Wulf, Aneignungspraktiken von Software-Entwicklern beim Offshoring. Fallstudie eines kleinen deutschen Softwareunternehmens, in Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI), Goettingen, 2010, pp. 755-766.
A. Boden, B. Nett, and V. Wulf, Trust and Social Capital: Revisiting an Offshoring Failure Story of a Small German Software Company, in Proceedings of the Eleventh Europaean Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2009), London, 2009, pp. 123-142.
A. Boden, G. Avram, L. Bannon, and V. Wulf, Knowledge Management in Distributed Software Development Teams - Does Culture Matter?, in Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2009), Limerick, Ireland, 2009, pp. 18-27.
B. Nett, A. Boden, and C. Mueller, Business Ethnography als ethnografische Gestaltungsperspektive, in Kultur-Forschung. Zum Profil einer volkskundlichen Kulturwissenschaft, Muenster, 2009, vol. 6, pp. 111-131.
A. Boden, B. Nett, and V. Wulf, Coordination Practices in Distributed Software Development of Small Enterprises, in Proceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2007), 2007, pp. 235-246.
A. Boden, M. Stein, C. Mueller, D. Hornung, M. Liegl, M. Buscher, V. Wulf, Engaging with Different Levels of Ethical Dilemmas in Participatory Design, in Workshop Engaging with Users and Stakeholders: The Emotional and the Personal, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA.
M. Stein, A. Boden, D. Hornung, and V. Wulf, Third Spaces in the Age of IoT: A Study on Participatory Design of Complex Systems, in Symposium on Challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society, 12th International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (COOP), Trento, Italia, 2016.
D. Hering, T. Schwartz, A. Boden, and V.. Wulf, Integrating Usability-Engineering into the software developing processes of SME, in Proceedings of the 2015 ICSE Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE), Florence, 2015.
A. Boden, F. Rosswog, G. Stevens, and Volker Wulf, Mobile Displays in Global Software Development: Opportunities and Limitations, Position paper for Workshop on Global Software Development in a CSCW Perspective, February, Baltimore, United States, 2014 (see http://nexgsd.org/events/cscw2014-workshop/position-papers/)
G. Avram, A. Boden, I. Posch, and G. Stevens, Do-It-Yourself Sustainable Living: Opportunities and challenges for DIY communities, in Workshop on Post-Sustainability (co-located with CHI 2013), Paris, 2013.
A. Boden, F. Rosswog, and G. Stevens, Leichtgewichtige Displays fuer verteilte Softwareteams, in Mensch & Computer 2012 - Workshopband: interaktiv informiert - allgegenwaertig und allumfassend!?, Muenchen, 2012, pp. 433-438.
S. Draxler, A. Jung, A. Boden, and G. Stevens, Workplace Warriors: Identifying Team Practices of Appropriation in Software Ecosystems, in Proceedings of the 2011 ICSE Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE), Waikiki, 2011, p. 1-4.
A. Boden and G. Avram, Bridging Knowledge Distribution - The Role of Knowledge Brokers in Distributed Software Development Teams, in Proceedings of the 2009 ICSE Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE), Vancouver, Canada, 2009, pp. 8-11.
A. Boden, B. Nett, and V. Wulf, Articulation work in small-scale offshore software development projects, in Proceedings of the 2008 ICSE workshop on Cooperative and human aspects of software engineering (CHASE), Leipzig, Germany, 2008, pp. 21-24.
A. Boden, B. Nett, and V. Wulf, Researching into Global Software Development. Experiences and Challenges from an Ethnographic Field Study on Distributed Work Practices, in Workshop on Studying Work Practices in Global Software Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2008, pp. 1-6.
A. Boden and B. Nett, Outsourcing und Offshoring in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen der IT-Branche, in Informatik 2006. Informatik fuer Menschen. Beitraege der 36. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fuer Informatik e.V. (GI), 2.-6. Oktober 2006 in Dresden, Bonn, 2006, pp. 632-636.
A. Boden, B. Nett, V. Wulf, and T. von Rekowski, Article: Strategic Learning, in Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, N. Seel, Ed. Springer, 2012.
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