Dr. rer. nat. Johannes Kraus

10/2020 Postdoctoral researcher in the department Human Factors at Ulm University
08/2020 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at Ulm University with the thesis „Psychological Processes in the Formation and Calibration of Trust in Automation“
Since 03/2014 Research assistant at the Department of Human Factors of Ulm University
2013 - 2014 Employee at the Spiegel Institut Mannheim with focus on usability and user experience in the car
2010 - 2013 M.Sc. Psychology at University of Mannheim
2007 - 2010 B.Sc. Psychology at University of Mannheim


Johannes Kraus

Johannes Kraus
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Consultation hours
Semester: Wed 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Semester break: on appointment

Research interests

  • Trust in automation:
    o    Dynamic trust processes in human-machine interaction
    o    Psychological variables influencing perception, evaluation and interaction with technical systems
    o    Emphasis on the role of user personality
  • Human-robot interaction:
    o    Person- and system-related influences on the interaction with (service) robots
    o    Human-centered design processes in human-robot interaction
  • Driver-vehicle cooperation: Psychological investigation of user perception and decision making as well as human-centered design of highly automated vehicles
  • Anthropomorphism: Design and consequences of human-like design of automated systems