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Social Psychological Aspects of Smart Homes


SPASH is a project aiming at introducing metrics from social psychology into the field of usability engineering and UX design.


Modern technology, especially services like intelligent personal assistants and smart homes can reach high complexity of interaction. Such interaction spaces can hardly be assessed with traditional usability studies and metrics that have been used for years in human-computer interaction.


While human-computer interaction has been less complex and flexible in the past, the rise of ever more powerful interfaces with vast and flexible functionality spaces requires new viewpoints. The SPASH project aims at transferring concepts from social psychology to human-machine interaction reseach.


Project Leader: Patrick Ehrenbrink

Project Duration: 24M

The SPASH project is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Software Campus, under grad no. 01IS12056.


The Benefits of Considering Psychological Reactance as Users' Personality Trait in HCI research - Profiling Users with Hong's Psychological Reactance Scale
Citation key ehrenbrink2017a
Author Ehrenbrink, Patrick
Title of Book Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP 2017)
Pages 158–164
Year 2017
ISBN 978-989-758-229-5
Address Setúbal, Portugal
Note electronic
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