If you want to write your Bachelor thesis with the Bits to Energy Lab, please use our application form and send us your CV, current transcript of record and the name of the topic you are interested in until the 11.04.2020. In case you have your own research idea, please also provide a short, but meaningful description of the topic.We will then arrange short selection meetings with the interested students. Together with the Schöller Endowed Chair for Information Systems – Digitalization in Business and Society – Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer we will offer a bachelor thesis seminar.
The preliminary schedule is
- 27.04.2020 (Introduction and How to Write)
- 06.05.2020 (Literature Review)
- 13.05.2020 (Theories in IS Research & How to Present)
- 20.05.2020 (Research Methods)
- 27.05.2020 (Presentaion of First Ideas)
- 10.06.2020 (Review and Evaluation, Presentation of First Ideas)
- 08.07.2020 (Final Presentations)
Nudging refers to interventions by public or private agents aimed at steering peoples’ decisions in a particular direction, while still perpetuating the freedom to make individual decisions. Next to an increased prevalence of nudges in our analog world, the term of digital nudging evolved recently. It refers to “the use of user-interface design elements to guide people’s behavior in digital choice environments” (Weinmann, Schneider & vom Brocke, 2016, p. 1). As more and more groceries are purchased online, digital nudges to increase the nutritional quality of food choice are a promising approach to improve people’s health. This thesis aims at conducting an extensive literature review to summarize digital nudging approaches in the nutrition domain, compare their effects to analogous ones and find possible reasons for differential effects.
From a technical and financial perspective, Community Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems perform better than Individual PV systems of the same capacity, and allow for a greater proportion of households to consume renewable energy who otherwise did not have an option. However, decisions to invest in solar PV or to join a solar PV community are subject to a variety of factors. This thesis focuses on qualitative reviews of existing community PV systems in Germany/elsewhere to answer the following questions:
• What are the key motivations for community formation?
• Are ‘Opinion Leaders’ imperative to the formation of a community?
• What technical rules of thumb are used by utility companies for capacity sizing, and the number and type of members in a community?
• What choices of Business Models and Financing are prevalent?