Michael Gau

Michael Gau

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Marketing
    Kaiserstraße 89, 76133 Karlsruhe


Research Interests

  • Research Process Management
  • Design Science Research
  • Software Engineering

Short CV

Since 02.2020 Doctoral Researcher in the research group Information Systems 1 (ISSD) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Since 2017 Research Software Engineer, Institute of Information Systems, University of Liechtenstein
2014 - 2017 Research Assistant, Institute of Information Systems, University of Liechtenstein
2008 - 2017 System Engineer, R&D, Bachmann Electronic, Austria
2006-2007 Research Assistant, Research center for user centered technologies, FH Vorarlberg, Austria
2007 Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) für technisch wissenschaftliche Berufe in information and communication engineering (iTec), University of applied science, Austria, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Teaching (Lectures, Thesis Projects, etc.)

  • ISSD Seminar

  • DXP Seminar

  • CDT Seminar

  • Design Seminar

Community Work


Towards Routinely Using Virtual Reality in Higher Education
Majchrzak, T. A.; Radianti, J.; Fromm, J.; Gau, M.
2022. Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) : January 4-7, 2022, Hyatt Regency Maui, Hawaii, USA, 94–103, University of Hawai’i at Manoa / Hamilton Library. doi:10.24251/HICSS.2022.011
Digital Infrastructure Evolution: A Digital Trace Data Study
Drechsler, K.; Grisold, T.; Gau, M.; Seidel, S.
2022. ICIS 2022. Proceedings
Leveraging Digital Citizen Science for Research Problem Discovery: Insights from a Home Office Challenge Participatory Action
Gau, M.; Greif-Winzrieth, A.; Mädche, A.
2022. Mensch und Computer 2022 – Workshopband, 04.-07. September 2022, Darmstadt. Ed.: K. Marky, Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). doi:10.18420/muc2022-mci-ws05-314
DSR Buddy: A Conversational Agent Supporting Design Science Research Activities
Gau, M.; Maedche, A.; Brocke, J. vom
2022. Wirtschaftsinformatik 2022 Proceedings, 35, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Towards Space Mining: A Smart Space Management Solution to Minimize Indoor Spreading Risk of COVID-19
Otto, M.; Kipping, G.; Gau, M.; Grisold, T.; Brocke, J. vom
2022, June 3. 17th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST 2022), St. Petersburg, FL, USA, June 1–3, 2022
‘DNA’ of Virtual Organizing: Towards a New Construct to Theorize with Digital Trace Data
Grisold, T.; Yoo, Y.; Gau, M.
2022, August 9. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2022), Seattle, WA, USA, August 5–9, 2022
Journaling the Design Science Research Process : Transparency About the Making of Design Knowledge
Brocke, J. vom; Gau, M.; Mädche, A.
2021. The Next Wave of Sociotechnical Design – 16th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2021, Kristiansand, Norway, August 4–6, 2021, Proceedings. Ed.: L. Chandra Kruse, 131–136, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-82405-1_15
MyResearchChallenge.digital - A Participatory Problem Discovery System for Citizen Design Science Research
Greif-Winzrieth, A.; Gau, M.
2021. The Next Wave of Sociotechnical Design – 16th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2021, Kristiansand, Norway, August 4–6, 2021, Proceedings. Ed.: L. Chandra Kruse, 112–117, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-82405-1_13
Coding Like a Rockstar : The Role of Social Influence on Action Patterns in GitHub
Grisold, T.; Gau, M.; Yoo, Y.
2021. ICIS 2021 Proceedings
Visual Complexity and Scene Recognition: How Low Can You Go?
Handali, J. P.; Schneider, J.; Gau, M.; Holzwarth, V.; Brocke, J. vom
2021. 2021 IEEE Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), 286–295, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/VR50410.2021.00051
Smart Waste Collection Processes - A Case Study about Smart Device Implementation
Kamm, M.; Gau, M.; Schneider, J.; Vom Brocke, J.
2020. Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 6619–6628, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. doi:10.24251/HICSS.2020.810
Tool Support for Design Science Research—Towards a Software Ecosystem: A Report from a DESRIST 2017 Workshop
Morana, S.; Brocke, J. vom; Maedche, A.; Seidel, S.; Adam, M. T. P.; Bub, U.; Fettke, P.; Gau, M.; Herwix, A.; Mullarkey, M. T.; Nguyen, H. D.; Sjöström, J.; Toreini, P.; Wessel, L.; Winter, R.
2018. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 43 (Article 17), 239–256. doi:10.17705/1CAIS.04317
Design principles for sensemaking support systems in environmental sustainability transformations
Seidel, S.; Chandra Kruse, L.; Székely, N.; Gau, M.; Stieger, D.
2018. (K. Peffers, T. Tuunanen, B. Niehaves & K. Lyytinen, Eds.) European journal of information systems, 27 (2), 221–247. doi:10.1057/s41303-017-0039-0
Tool-Support for Design Science Research: Design Principles and Instantiation
Brocke, J. vom; Fettke, P.; Gau, M.; Houy, C.; Maedche, A.; Morana, S.; Seidel, S.
2017. SSRN, 1–13. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2972803
Green e-community: Sensemaking in Environmental Sustainability Transformations
Seidel, S.; Chandra, L.; Reuter, N.; Stieger, D.; Gau, M.
2014. Advancing the Impact of Design Science: Moving from Theory to Practice. Ed.: M. C. Tremblay, 438–442, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06701-8_41