Two RTG papers presented at the CHI-Conference (A*)


Two RTG papers presented at the CHI-Conference (A*)

We are proud to announce that two RTG papers were presented at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (A*) that took place in May, 2024, in Honolulu, USA.

The authors of the first paper are: Karola Marky (RTG-Associate), Alina Stöver (former RTG-PhD student), Sarah Prange, Kira Bleck, Paul Gerber, Verena Zimmermann (RTG-Associate), Florian Müller, Florian Alt, Max Mühlhäuser (RTG-PI). The topic of the paper Decide Yourself or Delegate was to explore how personal privacy assistants can be designed to manage privacy in homes filled with IoT devices.

The study involving more than 1,000 participants in various home scenarios, reveals that when it comes to frequent decisions, most people lean towards a hands-off approach, preferring their privacy assistants to act on their behalf. For more details, watch the video:

Decide Yourself or Delegate – User Preferences Regarding the Autonomy of Personal Privacy Assista…

Citation: Marky, K., Stöver, A., Prange, S., Bleck, K., Gerber, P., Zimmermann, V., … & Mühlhäuser, M. (2024, May). Decide Yourself or Delegate-User Preferences Regarding the Autonomy of Personal Privacy Assistants in Private IoT-Equipped Environments. In Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-20).

The authors of the second paper are: Nina Gerber (RTG-Associate), Alina Stöver (former RTG-PhD student), Justin Peschke and Verena Zimmermann (GRK-Associate).

The paper Don´t Accept All and Continue reveals how easy it is to click ´yes´ on tracking consent pop-ups without thinking. The study tested if subtle changes, like color highlights, social cues, and timers, could help people pause and think before deciding. Involving 167 participants, the results showed that while these nudges didn’t change which buttons were clicked, making consent an opt-in choice significantly reduced the acceptance of tracking technologies. This paper highlights how small design changes can empower us to make more conscious decisions about our privacy online.

Discover how these findings could help regain control over personal data: Don't Accept All and Continue: Exploring Nudges for More Deliberate Interaction With Tracking Con…

Citation: Gerber, N., Stöver, A., Peschke, J., & Zimmermann, V. (2023). Don’t accept all and continue: Exploring nudges for more deliberate interaction with tracking consent notices. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 31(1), 1-36.

Congratulations to everyone involved.