International Symposium on Technikpsychologie – celebrating 100 years of interdisciplinary research at TU Darmstadt


The symposium proceedings can be downloaded here.

Special Issue

To celebrate 100 years of Technikpsychologie in Darmstadt, we also edited a special issue in the Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft, which is already available here.

The special issue features the following papers:

Psychotechnik, human factors, engineering psychology, Technikpsychologie—100 years of interdisciplinary cooperation between engineering and human sciences – Joachim Vogt, Udo Keil, Christin Cornel, Nina Gerber, Yvonne Ferreira

Current topics of interdisciplinary cooperation between engineering and human sciences – Angela Dressler, Nina Gerber, Angela Menig, Otilia Pasnicu, Alina Stöver, Joachim Vogt

Psychotechnical aspects in engineering disciplines – Kurt Landau

Safety and certainty in the design of roads – Christoph Hupfer

Human-centred cyber secure software engineering – Karen Renaud

Social norms in digital spaces: Conflict reports and implications for technology design in the teleworking context – Sarah Diefenbach

Fulfilling social needs through anthropomorphic technology? A reflection on existing research and empirical insights of an interview study – Lara Christoforakos, Sarah Diefenbach

Usability of clinical decision support systems – Henrik Mucha, Sebastian Robert, Rüdiger Breitschwerdt, Michael Fellmann

A time machine for accident investigators: Reconstructing the likelihood of detecting traffic during a midair collision using simulator-based experiments with flight crew – Christoph G. Santel

Towards a guide for developers and novice researchers on human-centered design of the take-over request—Combining user experience and human factors – Alisa Lindner, Tanja Stoll

Towards intelligent illumination systems: from the basics of light science to its application – Babak Zandi, Tran Quoc Khanh


You can register here for in-person or remote participation in the symposium:

Registration form

Participation is free of charge, but for better planning we ask all interested to register for the symposium.

The link for virtual attendance will be send to all registered participants and can be requested at .

Wednesday, 15.02.2023

Alexanderstr. 10, S1|15, lecture hall on the first floor


9:00 – 9:45: Opening


09:45 – 10:30: First Keynote held by Alena Naiakshina, Ruhr-University Bochum: „Helping Developers with Software Security“


10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break


11:00 – 11:25: How do you Feel about Cybersecurity? – A Literature Review on Emotions in Cybersecurity (Alexandra von Preuschen, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen; Verena Zimmermann, ETH Zürich; Monika C. Schuhmacher, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen)

11:25 – 11:50: Clean up my Phone: Field Trial Results of a Privacy Tool Increasing Transparency about App Behavior (Susen Döbelt, Chemnitz University of Technology; Josephine Halama, Chemnitz University of Technology)

11:50 – 12:15: Users’ Privacy Literacy, Motivation to use Tor and Strategies to Enhance their Privacy (Florian Platzer, Fraunhofer-Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie SIT; Alexandra Lux, Technische Universität Darmstadt)

12:15 – 12:40: Defeating Dark Patterns: The impact of supporting information on dark patterns and cookie privacy decisions (Jennifer Klütsch, RWTH Aachen University; Christian Böffel, RWTH Aachen University; Sophia von Salm-Hoogstraeten, RWTH Aachen University; Sabine J. Schlittmeier, RWTH Aachen University)


12:40 – 14:15: Lunch break & Poster session


14:15 – 15:00: Second Keynote held by Tobias Dienlin, University of Vienna: „Happy, but only for a while? Effects of Digital Technology Use on Well-Being“


15:00 – 15:25: The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and its Importance for Digitalization Research: A Review (Angela Schorr, University of Siegen)

15:25 – 15:50: Dual-Use in Volunteer Operations? Ethical and Practical Concerns of Computer Science Students regarding the Establishment of a Cyber Security Volunteer Force (Jasmin Haunschild, Technische Universitat Darmstadt; Leon Jung, Technische Universität Darmstadt; Christian Reuter, Technische Universität Darmstadt)


15:50 – 16:20: Coffee break


16:20 – 16:45: Exoskeleton developments at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Maximilian Stasica, Technische Universitat Darmstadt; Martin Grimmer, Technische Universitat Darmstadt; Guoping Zhao, Technische Universitat Darmstadt)


16:45 – 17:05: Closing remarks


17:15: Get together

Background information

In 1922, the Psychotechnik Institute was founded at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Erwin Bramesfeld published a book in 1926 with the title “Psychotechnik als Lehrfach”. The institute and the teaching were located at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. With the year of publication, the institute was closed. Bramesfeld did not see an academic future for him i.e. a permanent chair. Under the rising local Nazi Government, he escaped to industry.

Read more about the development of the field Technikpsychologie HERE (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet) .

Call for papers

You can also download the CfP here (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet) .

We like to invite you to submit a contribution to and participate in the International Symposium on Technikpsychologie – celebrating 100 years of interdisciplinary research at TU Darmstadt!

Industry 1.0, the introduction of mass production, started around 1800 and lasted about one century. The following Industry 2.0 introduced production lines and piece-rate work. Psychological and socio-technical problems were observed and systematically studied in the 1920s. 1922, the “Institut für Psychotechnik” was founded in Darmstadt, Germany. Its scope was the interaction of humans in socio-technical work systems. Human factors were identified as important for the individual worker already at that time. Since Industry 3.0, the introduction of the first functional computers in the 1940s, they become increasingly relevant for all of us. Industry 4.0 is characterized by fully automatized productions, supply chains, and mobility processes in the IoT “Internet of Things”, for example, smart homes with their privacy, safety, and security problems. Industry 5.0 develops increasingly effective and satisfying direct human-robot-interactions, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Finally, technology is networking our lives completely, private and at work.

On the basis of this history, the conference is an outstanding opportunity to present interdisciplinary research and development activities across departments of engineering and natural sciences as well as human and social sciences. Especially contributions about the current mega trends Digitalization, eHealth, eMobility, Human Centred Design and Interaction HCI, Privacy, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Living, Sustainability are welcome. This interdisciplinary symposium thus seeks submissions from a wide range of disciplines (psychology, engineering, computer science, architecture, design, HCI, law, economics, sociology, philosophy, ethics, medicine, ergonomics, governance and many more) that cover the various aspects of “Technikpsychologie”.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to psychological aspects of:

  • Smart Living & Smart Cities
  • Driving, Smart Cars, Motorbikes & E-Bikes
  • Internet of Things
  • Ambulatory Monitoring
  • Locomotion Assistance
  • Resilience Engineering
  • Aviation
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Human-Robot-Interaction
  • Usable Security & Usable Privacy
  • Explainable AI
  • Technology Education
  • Ethical Aspects of Technology
  • Legal Aspects of Technology

Submission Deadline: September 2, 2022 → extended Deadline October 31, 2022

Author Notification: November 2, 2022

Proceedings Version: November 30, 2022

Symposium Main Track: February 15, 2023

Symposium Workshops: February 14 & February 16, 2023

All submissions should be uploaded to Editorial Manager using the following link: Please create a new account and follow the submission process detailed by the system.

All submissions should contain original work and be written in English. We especially encourage submissions describing empirical studies, literature analyses, and submissions that provide an overview of the state of the art of a research field. Submissions should not, wholly or in part, be under consideration at other venues (conferences, journals, etc.) at the time of submission to TecPsy 2023.

The submissions are subject to a double-blind peer-review process and must therefore be anonymized. This means, all author information and potentially identifying information should be removed from the submission. Own previous work should only be blinded if absolutely necessary and otherwise be referred to in the third person.

Please use the following templates (Overleaf or Word) with references according to the APA format for your submission:

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The submissions should not exceed 20 pages excluding well-marked references and appendices limited to 8 pages. Please ensure that your submission is a PDF file generated using the template available from above. Reviewers are not required to read the appendices; hence these should only provide additional supporting information.

Joachim Vogt – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Nina Gerber – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Verena Zimmermann – ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Philipp Beckerle – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

Kevin Matthe Caramancion – University at Albany, State University of New York, USA

Patrizia Di Campli San Vito – Glasgow University, Scotland

Tobias Dienlin – University of Vienna, Austria

Wolfgang Ellermeier – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Yvonne Ferreira – FOM Frankfurt, Germany

Thomas Franke – Universität zu Lübeck, Germany

Tim Hagemann – Fachhochschule der Diakonie, Germany

Jop Havinga – Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Lutz Jänke – University Zurich, Switzerland

Angelika Kern – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Alisa Lindner – Hochschule Coburg, Germany

Hans-Joachim Linke – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Karola Marky – Glasgow University, Scotland

Florian Müller – Kassel University, Germany

Otilia Pasnicu – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Karen Renaud – Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland

Christian Reuter – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Christoph Santel – Garrecht Avionik GmbH, Germany

Jürgen Sauer – Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

Jörn Lamla – Kassel University, Germany

Alina Stöver – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Angela Dressler – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Yvonne Ferreira, FOM, Frankfurt, Germany

Nina Gerber, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Christiane Kellner, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Angela Menig, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Otilia Pasnicu, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Alina Stöver, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Verena Zimmermann, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

The symposium will take place at Alexanderstr. 10, 64283 Darmstadt (S1|15), in the lecture hall on the first floor.

The TU Darmstadt & the FAI

TU Darmstadt, founded in 1877, is one of the medium-sized universities in Germany with a good 25,000 students and almost 5,000 employees. In the research group of work and engineering psychology, human behavior and experience are studied, predicted, modeled, and improved. We aim to optimize the interaction of people with technical and organizational environments.


The International Symposium on Technikpsychologie will be held in Darmstadt, Germany. Darmstadt is a large city in southern Hesse, which is not only a science city but also a cultural center. The city is still characterized by the charm of the residence city, but it is also influenced by modernity.


Attractions include the artists' colony on Mathildenhöhe, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2021. It can be reached on foot from the Institute of Psychology in Alexanderstraße within 15 minutes or by F-bus. The Darmstadtium is also only a few minutes away. From there, you can look directly at the Darmstadt Residence Palace. For more information, please visit the Darmstadt tourism website.

Directions to the Institute of Psychology

The Institute of Psychology is located close to the city center of Darmstadt. If you want to travel from Darmstadt's main train station, you can take the F-Bus or the H-Bus to the stop „Alexanderstraße/TU“. The building is located on the other side of the street when you get off.
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We have compiled for you a list of hotels near the institute:

  • Welcome Hotel Darmstadt
    Karolinenplatz 4
    64289 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 39140
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 92,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 280 m
  • Hotel Ernst-Ludwig
    Ernst-Ludwig-Str. 14
    64283 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 26011
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 72,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 700 m
  • Best Western Hotel Darmstadt Mitte
    Grafenstr. 31
    64283 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 28100
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 80,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 1,1 km

  • Felix Hotel Darmstadt
    Kasinostr. 4
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 3973720
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 50,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 1,2 km
  • THE Darmstadt
    Kasinostr. 6
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 96133
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 67,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 1,2 km
  • DORMERIO Hotel Darmstadt
    Frankfurter Str. 99
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 96133
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 60,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 1,8 km
  • IntercityHotel Darmstadt
    Poststraße 12
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 906910
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 76,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 2,3 km
  • Holiday Inn Express Darmstadt
    Dornheimer Weg 7
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 800820
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 79,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 2,5 km
  • Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Darmstadt
    Am Kavalliersand 6
    64295 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 7377500
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 96,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 2,6 km
  • B&B Hotel Darmstadt
    Zweifalltorweg 4
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 96720
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 62,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 2,6 km


We gratefully thank TU Darmstadt’s Vice President for Administration and Financial Affairs, the Vereinigung von Freunden der Technischen Universität zu Darmstadt e.V. and Kurt and Lilo Werner RC Darmstadt Foundation for their financial support of the conference.