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Dr.-Ing. Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons


Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons joined the Telekom Innovation Laboratories as a research scientist in January 2009 and is working there since 2014 as a senior research scientist. He received his diploma in psychology in 2008 from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, a Doctor-of-Engineering degree in 2014 from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and has been doing research at the Quality and Usability Lab at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, since. His research interests are in Quality-of-Experience evaluation and its physiological correlates with an emphasis on media transmissions and human-machine-interaction, including neural processing of multimodal interaction. During summer 2012 he was visiting researcher at MuSAE Lab (INRS-EMT), Canada where he examined neural correlates of quality perception for complex speech signals. In spring 2014 he was visiting researcher at the department of psychology of NTNU, Norway where he examined neural correlates of audiovisual asynchrony.

QULab research group: Quality, User Experience, Augmented and Virtual Reality

Research Topics: 

• Multimedia Experience (Usability evaluation methods, Quality-of-Experience evaluation physiological measures)

• Interaction Design (Adaptive software, data mining, sensor and behavioural data)

Current projects:


Measuring of immersive media experience

Exergaming in virtual reality

DemTab - Tabletgestützte ambulante Versorgung von Menschen mit Demenz

VoiceAdapt - Adaptives Sprachtraining für ältere Menschen mit Aphasie

OurPuppet - Pflegeunterstützung mit einer interaktiven Puppe für informell Pflegende

Past projects:

PflegeTab - Technik für mehr Lebensqualität trotz Pflegebedürftigkeit bei Demenz (GKV)

Quality of Mobile Gaming

Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology - Berlin (BFNT - B)


Affective Computing
Study Project Quality & Usability (6/9 CP)


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Technische Univertistät Berlin
Quality and Usability Lab
Telekom Innovation Laboratories
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
10587 Berlin, Germany


Estimating Quality Ratings from Touch Interactions in Mobile Games
Citation key trahms2018
Author Trahms, Carola and Möller, Sebastian and Voigt-Antons, Jan-Niklas
Title of Book 2018 Tenth International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX)
Pages 1–6
Year 2018
ISBN 978-1-5386-2605-4
DOI 10.1109/QoMEX.2018.8463419
Location Cagliari, Italy
Address Piscataway, NJ, USA
Month may
Note Online
Publisher IEEE
Series QoMEX
How Published Fullpaper
Abstract Obtaining reliable quality ratings for applications is a time-consuming and expensive process. Touch interaction data, however, can be recorded without additional effort when using mobile applications. It could be used to assess usability without having to conduct dedicated tests. This work investigates the possibility to estimate quality ratings for two mobile games solely from touch interactions without relying on performance or game logic measures. To capture pragmatic as well as hedonic quality aspects of usability as ground truth, the AttrakDiff Mini questionnaire was chosen. Two different simple mobile games were used to capture a variety of touch interactions (taps and swipes). To influence the user ratings, three versions of the games were presented: one in original quality, the two others with manipulated interaction quality. Touch interaction features were extracted from the recorded interaction data and used for training models using linear regression and multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS). The models were built with three times 10-fold cross-validation on each game data set separately. The results indicate that the ratings for pragmatic quality are estimated significantly better than for hedonic quality and attractiveness. Furthermore, the transferability of the models from one game to the other was examined and the touch features that were most important for estimating quality ratings in this study were identified. Touch interactions seem to carry some information on usability, especially pragmatic quality, and it seems to be possible to estimate a broad direction of the user's usability perception. Just a few touch features carry the most information and can be used for simple but fast and powerful models. This could be applied as an automatic analytic tool for mobile applications as well as in adaptive applications that optimize themselves in terms of usability perceived by individual users.
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