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Dr. rer. nat. Anja Naumann


Research Field:
- Usability

Research Topics:
- Human-Machine Interaction
- Human Perception and Cognition
- Usability and Acceptability Evaluation Method
- Intuitive Use of User Interfaces 

Anja Naumann received her M.Sc. (Diploma) degree in Psychology from Dresden University of Technology in 1998. Working as a research associate with the chair of Cognitive- and Engineering Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology from 1998 to 2005, she received a Ph.D.(Dr.rer.nat.) in Engineering Psychology in 2004. From 2005 to 2006 she worked at the Center of Human-Machine Systems at TU Berlin.Since 1998, Anja Naumann has been engaged in Human-Machine Interaction, mainly investigating human cognitive processes. Research topics were, for example, knowledge acquisition with Web-based teaching systems, driver distraction by in-car information systems, design of adaptive traffic signs, and design of user interfaces. Since October 2006 working as a Senior Scientist in Usability Research at T-Labs, she is developing and applying new usability and acceptability evaluation methods for Information and Communication Technology. She is also working on intuitive use of user interfaces. She is member of the Usability Professionals Association and the Society for Computers in Psychology. 


  • Practical course “Human Machine Interaction: Designing User Interfaces” every winter term since 2005
  • Cognitive Psychology within the course „Modeling of dynamic human machine systems“ 2005 to 2006
  • Practical course “Experimental Psychology” (laboratory course) 2003 to 2005
  • Lecture „Industrial Psychology“ for students in security engineering 2003 to 2004
  • Lecture „Stress and Strain“ and „Configuration and assessment of work places“ for Psychology students 2004 to 2005

Quality and Usability Lab
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
TU Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D-10587 Berlin, Germany



Multimodal Interaction: A Suitable Strategy for Including Older Users?
Zitatschlüssel naumann2010b
Autor Naumann, Anja and Wechsung, Ina and Hurtienne, Jörn
Seiten 465–474
Jahr 2010
ISSN ISSN 0953-5438
DOI doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2010.08.005
Journal Interacting with Computers
Jahrgang 22
Nummer 6
Zusammenfassung The major promise of multimodal user interfaces for older users is that they have the choice to select the input modality (or combination of modalities) that best fits their needs and capabilities. Two studies investigated if multimodal interfaces with touch, speech, and motion control fulfil the expectation of being superior to the interaction with single modalities in a mobile device regarding efficiency, robustness, and user satisfaction. The results of both studies show a superiority of multimodality over the single modalities speech and motion control and a slight advantage over touch, which was the modality most frequently used even in the multimodal condition in which any modality or a modality combination could be chosen. Differences between old and young users were only shown for motion control which turned out to be less suitable for older people. The major promise of multimodality for inclusive design thus does not seem warranted so far. However, other applications and contexts of use need to be investigated.
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