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Andreas Sonderegger

Job: Lecturer
Office: RM C-4.113
Rue P.A. de Faucigny 2
1700 Fribourg
Phone: +41 26 300 7630
eMail: andreas.sonderegger@unifr.ch
 
Unit: Department      
Course(s):

Research

  • Usability and user experience
  • Reliability and validity of usability tests
  • Learning in VR
  • Emotions in human-computer interaction

Teaching

  • Methodenlehre
  • Introduction à la pratique des tests
  • Methods of research and practice in work and organisational psychology
  • Usability Testing
  • Human-Machine-Interaction
  • Work Design
  • Stress at Work
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Belastung und Beanspruchung
  • Occupational Psychology
  • The Dark Side of Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Factors 

Publications

Peer reviewed journal publications

  • Sauer, J., Sonderegger, A. & Hoyos Álvarez, M.A. (2018). The influence of cultural background of test participants and test facilitators in online product evaluation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 111, 92 - 100.
  • Schmutz S., Sonderegger, A. & Sauer J. (in press). Effects of accessible website design on nondisabled users: age and device as moderating factors. Ergonomics.
  • Schmutz S., Sonderegger, A. & Sauer J. (2017). Implementing recommendations from web accessibility guidelines: a comparative study of mondisabled users and users with visual impairments. Human Factors, 59(6), 956-972.
  • Sonderegger, A., Schmutz S. & Sauer J. (2016). The influence of age in usability testing. Applied Ergonomics, 52, 291–300. (download preprint version) 
  • Schmutz S., Sonderegger, A. & Sauer J. (2016). Implementing recommendations from web accessibility guidelines: would they also provide benefits to nondisabled users? Human Factors, 58(4), 611-629. ( download preprint version)
  •  Sonderegger A. & Sauer J. (2015). The role of non-visual aesthetics in consumer product evaluation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 84, 19-32. (download preprint version)
  • Sonderegger A., Sauer J. & Eichenberger J. (2014). Expressive and classical aesthetics: two distinct concepts with highly similar effect patterns in user-artefact interaction. Behaviour & Information Technology, 33, 1180-1191. (download preprint version)
  • Siegenthaler E., Costela F.M., McCamy M.B., Di Stasi L.L., Otero-Millan J., Sonderegger A., Groner R., Macknik S. & Martinez-Conde S. (2014). Task difficulty in mental arithmetic affects microsaccadic rates and magnitudes. European Journal of Neuroscience, 39 (2), 287-294. (download article)
  • Uebelbacher A., Sonderegger, A. & Sauer J. (2013). Effects of Perceived Prototype Fidelity in Usability Testing under Different Conditions of Observer Presence. Interacting with Computers 25(1), 91-101. ( download preprint version)
  • Sonderegger A. & Sauer J. (2013). The influence of socio-cultural background and product value in usability testing. Applied Ergonomics, 44, 341-349.(download preprint version)
  • Sonderegger A., Zbinden, G., Uebelbacher, A. & Sauer J. (2012). The influence of product aesthetics and usability over the course of time: a longitudinal field experiment. Ergonomics, 55(7), 713-730. (download preprint version) 
  • Sauer J. & Sonderegger A. (2011). The influence of design aesthetics and user state in usability testing. Behaviour & Information Technology, 30(6), 787-796.(download preprint version)
  • Sauer J. & Sonderegger A. (2011). Methodological issues in product evaluation: the influence of testing environment and task scenario. AppliedErgonomics, 42, 487-494.
  • Sonderegger, A. & Sauer J. (2010). The influence of design aesthetics in usability testing: effects on user performance and perceived usability. Applied Ergonomics, 41, 403–410. (download preprint version)
  • Sonderegger A. & Sauer J. (2009). The influence of laboratory set-up in usability tests: effects on user performance, subjective ratings and physiological measures. Ergonomics, 52 (11), 1350 - 1361. (download preprint version)
  • Sauer J. & Sonderegger A. (2009). The influence of prototype fidelity and aesthetics of design in usability tests: effects on user behaviour, subjective evaluation and emotion. Applied Ergonomics, 40, 670-677. (download preprint version)

Peer reviewed conference papers

  • Angelini, L., Baumgartner, J., Carrino, F., Carrino, S., Caon, M., Abou Khaled, O., Sauer, J., Lalanne, D., Mugellini, E. & Sonderegger, A. (2016). Comparing Gesture, Speech and Touch Interaction Modalities for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems. In: Proceedings of the 28th Conference on l'Interaction Homme-Machine (IHM '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA. October 2016.
  • Sonderegger, A., Heyden, K., Chavaillaz, A. & Sauer, J. (2016). AniSAM & AniAvatar – Animated visualizations of affective states. In: Proceedings of the 34nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2016), San Jose, CA, USA. (download preprint version)
  • Sonderegger, A., Uebelbacher, A., Pugliese, M. & Sauer, J. (2014). The influence of aesthetics in usability testing: the case of dual-domain products. In: Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2014), Toronto, Canada. (download preprint version)
  • Angelini, L., Carrino, F., Carrino, S., Caon, M., Abou Khaled, O., Baumgartner, J., Sonderegger, A., Lalanne, D. & Mugellini, E. (2014). Gesturing on the steering wheel: a user-elicited taxonomy. In: Proceedings of the Automotive'UI 14, Seattle, WA, USA. (download preprint version)
  • Sonderegger, A. (2013). Smart Garments - the Issue of Usability and Aesthetics. In proceedings of UbiComp'13 Adjunct, ACM Press. (download preprint version)
  • Ringeval, F., Sonderegger, A., Sauer, J. & Lalanne, D. (2013). Introducing the RECOLA Multimodal Corpus of Remote Collaborative and Affective Interactions, 2nd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE?), in proceedings of IEEE Face & Gestures 2013, Shanghai (China), April 22-26 2013. (download preprint version) 
  • Sonderegger, A., Lalanne, D., Bergholz, L., Ringeval, F. & Sauer, J. (2013). Computer-supported work in distributed and non-distributed teams: the influence of mood feedback. In P. Kotz et al. (Eds.): INTERACT 2013, Part II, LNCS 8118, pp. 445-460. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. (download preprint version)
  • Ringeval, F., Sonderegger, A., Noris, B., Billard, A., Sauer, J. & Lalanne, D. (2013). On the Influence of Emotional Feedback on Emotion Recognition and Gaze Behavior. In proceedings of the 5th biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013), IEEE Computer Society. (download preprint version)

Book chapter

  • Sonderegger, A. & Sauer, J. (2013). Human factors in multimodal information management. In: H. Bourlard and A. Popescu-Belis (Eds.), Interactive Multimodal Information Management (pp. 231-241). Lausanne: EPFL Press.

Citations in Google Scholar

 

Presentations at conferences and workshops

2016

  • Sonderegger, A., Hoyos Alvarez, M. and Sauer, J. (2016). The influence of cultural background of test participants and test facilitators in product evaluation. Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter, October 25-29, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

2015

  • Sonderegger, A. and Sauer, J. (2015). The influence of participants' age in usability testing. 14. biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, September 8-9, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland.

2014

  • Sonderegger, A. and Sauer, J. (2014). Expressive und klassische Ästhetik: zwei unterschiedliche Konzepte mit äußerst ähnlichen Auswirkungen auf die Nutzer-Produkt Interaktion. 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, 21.-25. September 2014, Bochum.
  • Sonderegger, A. and Sauer, J. (2014). The influence of participants' age in usability testing. Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter, October 8-10, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

2013

  • Sonderegger, A. and Sauer, J. (2013). Prototype aesthetics in usability tests - the influence of acoustic, haptic and visual attractiveness on test outcomes. 13. biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, September 11-12, 2013, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Sonderegger, A. (2013). Smart Garments - the Issue of Usability and Aesthetics. UbiComp2013, Atelier of Smart Garments and Accessories, September 9, 2013, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Sonderegger, A., Lalanne, D., Bergholz, L., Ringeval, F. and Sauer, J. (2013). EmotiBoard - The influence of mood feedback in computer-supported work in partially distributed and co-located teams. Annual Meeting of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology, May 22-25, 2013, Münster, Germany.

 

2012

  • Sonderegger, A.  & Sauer, J. (2012). Prototype aesthetics in usability tests - The influence of acoustic, haptic and visual attractiveness on test outcomes. Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter, October 10-12, 2012, Toulouse, France.
  •  Sonderegger, A., Uebelbacher, A.  & Sauer, J. (2012)Motivation von Test-TeilnehmerInnen in Usability-Tests: Der Einfluss von persönlichem Interesse und Bezahlung. 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, 23. - 27. September 2011, Bielefeld.

 

2011

  • Sonderegger, A.  & Sauer, J. (2011). Der Einfluss der Bedienbarkeit und Produkt-Ästhetik im Verlauf der Zeit - ein zweiwöchiges Feldexperiment. 7. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie der DGPs, 7. - 9. September 2011, Rostock.
  • Sonderegger, A.  & Sauer, J. (2011). The influence of product aesthetics and inherent usability over the course of time: a two-week field experiment. 12th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, 12th-13th September 2011, Fribourg.

 

2010

  • Sonderegger, A., Zbinden, G. & Sauer, J. (2010). Die Ambulatory Assessment Methode im Anwendungsfeld der Usability Tests. 47. Kongress der DGPs, 26.-30. September 2010, Bremen.

 

2009

  • Sonderegger, A. & Sauer, J. (2009). The influence of cultural background and product value in usability testing. 11th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, 19th-20th August 2009, Neuchâtel.
  • Sonderegger, A. & Sauer, J. (2009). Der Einfluss von kulturellem Hintergrund und Produktwert in Usability Tests. 6. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, 9.-11. August 2009, Wien.

2008

  • Sonderegger, A. & Sauer, J. (2008). Constructive interaction method in usability testing. XXIX International Congress of Psychology, 20th-25th July 2008, Berlin.

2007

  • Sonderegger, A. & Sauer, J. (2007). Influence or laboratory set-up in usability tests. 10th Congress of Swiss Society of Psychology, 13th-14th Sept. 2007, Zürich.
  • Sonderegger, A. & SauerJ. (2007). Einfluss der Testsituation in Usability Tests. 5. Tagung der Fachgruppe A&O Psychologie, 19.-21. Sept. 2007, Trier.

Invited talks

2011

  • Einflussfaktoren in Usability Tests - Test-Situation, Systemprototyp, Nutzereigenschaften und die Zeit. TU Berlin, 5.1.2011
  • Influencing factors in usability tests - Aesthetics and other factors that influence the outcomes of usability tests. University of Neuchatel, 22.9.2011
  • What is beautiful is usable - Aesthetics and other factors that influence the outcomes of usability tests. IM2 summer institute / IDIAP 20th anniversary, Martigny, 1.9.2011

Research topics for bachelor and master theses

  • Virtual reality and learning
  • Social influence in human-computer interaction
  • Aesthetics in human-computer interaction – a meta-analysis
  • Emotion representation – visualizations beyond the emoticon
  • Psychophysiological indicators of driver states in semi-autonomous driving

 

Short CV

since 2015   Lecturer at the department of Psychology, University of Fribourg
2012-2014
  Post-Doctoral research fellow (SNF grant No: 100014/140359, Increasing the effectiveness of usability testing: the role of testing method, cultural background and system features beyond usability)
2010-2013
  Post-Doctoral research fellow (NCCR-IM2: Interactive Multimodal Information Management, Human-centred design and evaluation)
2004-2010    Research and teaching assistant, Institute for Cognitive Ergonomics and Work Psychology, University of Fribourg
2003-2004    Project management, Pharmatic AG, Bern
2003    MSc in work and organizational psychology, University of Fribourg
2002-2003    Junior Consultant, Renfer Consulting, Biel
2000-2001   HR manager, Aperto AG, Berlin
Département de Psychologie / Departement für Psychologie - R. Faucigny 2 - 1700 Fribourg / Freiburg - Tel +41 26 300 7620 - Fax +41 26 / 300 9712 - psychologie [at] unifr.ch - uni