Alina Stöver

Dr. rer. nat. Alina Stöver

Work and Engineering Psychology


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Ms Alina Stöver has been a postdoctoral researcher in the research group Work and Engineering Psychology at the Institute of Psychology at the Technical University of Darmstadt since April 2023. Previously, she was part of the Graduiertenkollegs Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users.

Human Factors in Privacy

  • Digital privacy from the perspective of end users (e.g., development of support services such as personal privacy assistants)
  • Digital privacy from the perspective of providers (e.g., website operators)
2023 – today Postdoctoral researcher in the Research Group on Work and Engineering Psychology (FAI) at the TU-Darmstadt; member of the ATHENE Center; collaborator in the fif project Privacy Buddy.
01/2023 – 02/2023 Research stay at the ETH Zurich (Prof. Verena Zimmermann)
2019 – 2023 Research associate in the Research Group on Work and Engineering Psychology (FAI) at the TU-Darmstadt and part of the Research Training Group Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users
01/2022 – 02/2022 Virtual research stay University of Glasgow (Prof. Mohamed Khamis and Dr. Karola Marky)
2018 Junior Usability & Userexperience Consultant (Working student) at Custom Interactions GmbH
2015 – 2019 Studied M.Sc. Psychology at the TU Darmstadt, Master's thesis: „Nutzerfokussierte Produktentwicklung in Startups“ (in English: “User-focused product development in start-ups”).
2017 Stay abroad (Norway, Canada, Thailand)
2013 – 2018 Student assistant in the research group for Work and Engineering Psychology (FAI)
2012 – 2015 Studied B.Sc. Psychology at the Technical University of Darmstadt
WS 2023/2024 Lecture: Ingenieurpsychologie Projectseminar „Gestaltungsprojekte“
Sose 2022/2023 Lecture: Ingenieurpsychologische Arbeits- und Technikgestaltung
WS 2019/2020 Seminar: GPEK – FAT Psychologische Evaluation und Intervention
  • Gerber, G. (Hrsg.), Stöver, A. (Hrsg.), Marky, K. (Hrsg.) (2023). Human Factors in Privacy Research. Springer Nature.
  • Gerber, G., Stöver, A. (2023). From the Privacy Calculus to Crossing the Rubicon: An Introduction to Theoretical Models of User Privacy Behavior. In Gerber, N., Stöver, A. & Marky, K. (Ed.) Human Factors in Privacy Research. Springer Nature (2023).
  • Gerber, G., Stöver, A., Peschke, J., Zimmermann, V. (accepted). Don’t accept all and continue: Exploring nudges for more deliberate interaction with tracking consent notices. 1, 1 (accepted), 35 pages. TOCHI.
  • Zimmermann, V., Haunschild, H., Stöver, A., Gerber, N. (accepted) Safe AND Secure Infrastructures? – Studying Human Aspects of Safety and Security Incidents with Experts from both Domains. In P. Fröhlich & V. Cobus (Hrsg.). Mensch und Computer 2023 – Workshopband, 03.-06. September 2023, Rapperswil (SG).
  • Stöver, A. (2023). Untersuchung des Beitrags von Webseitenbetreibenden zur Entstehung und Behebung von Privatsphärerisiken. Darmstadt, Germany: Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.), Institut für Psychologie, Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Stöver, A., Hahn, S., Kretschmer, F., Gerber, N. (2023). Investigating how Users Imagine their Personal Privacy Assistant. In Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs) (Vol. 2023).
  • Stöver, A., Gerber, N., Pridöhl, H., Maass, M., Bretthauer, S., Spiecker, N., Hollick, M., Herrmann, D. (2023) How Website Owners Face Privacy Issues: Thematic Analysis of Responses from a Covert Notification Study Reveals Diverse Circumstances and Challenges. In Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs) (Vol. 2023).
  • Dressler, A., Gerber, N., Menig, A., Pasnicu, O., Stöver, A. & Vogt, J. (2023). Current topics of interdisciplinary cooperation between engineering and human sciences. Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft, 77, 7-22.
  • Zimmermann, V., Gerber, P., & Stöver, A. (2022). That Depends--Assessing User Perceptions of Authentication Schemes across Contexts of Use. arXiv preprint arXiv:2209.13958.
  • Stöver, A., Gerber, N., Cornel, C., Henz, M., Marky, K., Zimmermann, V. & Vogt, J., (2022). Website operators are not the enemy either – Analyzing options for creating cookie consent notices without dark patterns. In Marky, K., Grünefeld, U. & Kosch, T. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2022 – Workshopband. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V..
  • Stöver, A., Gerber, N., Kaushik, S., Mühlhäuser, M. & Marky, K. (2021). Investigating Simple Privacy Indicators for Supporting Users when Installing New Mobile Apps. Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery,
  • Maaß, M., Stöver,A., Pridöhl, H., Bretthauer, S., Herrmann, D., Hollick, M., Spiecker, I. (2021). Effective Notification Campaigns on the Web: A Matter of Trust, Framing, and Support. In Proceedings of the 30th USENIX Security Symposium.
  • Stöver, A., Kretschmer, F., Cornel, C., & Marky, K. (2020). Work in Progress: How I met my Privacy Assistant–A User-Centric Workshop. Mensch und Computer 2020-Workshopband.
  • Marky, K., Voit, A., Stöver, A., Kunze, K., Schröder, S., & Mühlhäuser, M. (2020, October). ” I don’t know how to protect myself”: Understanding Privacy Perceptions Resulting from the Presence of Bystanders in Smart Environments. In Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society (pp. 1-11).
  • Marky, K., Zimmermann, V., Stöver, A., Hoffmann, P., Kunze, K., & Mühlhäuser, M. (2020, April). All in One! User Perceptions on Centralized IoT Privacy Settings. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-8).
  • A. Stöver (2019): Ongoing Research: Trust in Automation in the Context of Privacy. Posterbeitrag im Rahmen des 15. Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), Santa Clara, CA, USA, August 11-13, 2019