Christiane Attig

Christiane Attig
Technische Universität Chemnitz · Department of Psychology

M. Sc. Psychology

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Introduction
I currently work at the Professorship of Applied Geropsychology and Cognition at Chemnitz University of Technology. My research focuses on examining interaction with activity trackers, user diversity regarding human-technology interaction, and motives for podcasting activities.
Additional affiliations
September 2016 - present
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Position
  • Research Assistant/PhD student
April 2016 - August 2016
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Position
  • Research Assistant
April 2015 - May 2015
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Position
  • Research intern
Education
October 2013 - July 2016
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 2010 - September 2013
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (36)
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Wearable activity trackers (i.e., fitness trackers, smartwatches) are increasingly widely used devices for monitoring various personal activity, fitness, and health parameters which hold the potential to increase physical activity for supporting self-regulation of health and sport behavior (Sullivan & Lachman, 2017). Increasing physical activity is...
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Background: Nutrition apps are effective in changing eating behavior and diet-related health risk factors. However, while they may curb growing overweight and obesity rates, widespread adoption is yet to be achieved. Hence, profound knowledge regarding factors motivating and hindering (long-term) nutrition app use is crucial for developing design...
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Podcasts are not only becoming more widespread among listeners. The number of people producing podcasts is also increasing, making podcasts one of the most important participatory media today. To characterize the group of podcasters, however, only few, mainly demographic data are available so far. This study therefore aims to characterize German-sp...
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Podcasts erfahren nicht nur auf Seite der Hörenden eine immer stärkere Verbreitung. Auch die Zahl podcastproduzierender Personen steigt und macht Podcasts zu einem der aktuell wichtigsten partizipativen Medien. Zur Charakterisierung der Gruppe der Podcaster:innen liegen allerdings bisher nur wenige, überwiegend demographische Daten vor. Die vorlieg...
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Rationale: Wearable activity trackers are a promising solution for motivating users to increase physical activity and, thus, prevent cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, many users discontinue activity tracking after just a few months, probably impeding large-scale health effects. Long-term adoption barriers (i.e., abandonment reasons) have been...
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BACKGROUND Nutrition apps are a prototypical mobile health (mHealth) technology supporting healthy eating behavior that are seen as promising tools for health promotion by policy makers. Although nutrition apps are increasingly popular, wide-spread adoption is yet to be achieved. Hence, profound knowledge regarding factors motivating and hindering...
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Podcasts erfahren nicht nur auf Seite der Hörenden eine immer stärkere Verbreitung. Auch die Zahl podcastproduzierender Personen steigt und macht Podcasts zu einem der aktuell wichtigsten partizipativen Medien. Zur Charakterisierung der Gruppe der Podcaster*innen liegen allerdings bisher nur wenige, überwiegend demographische Daten vor. Die vorlieg...
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Wearable activity trackers hold great potential for facilitating self-regulated health behavior, thereby improving physical fitness and preventing cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, many users discontinue tracking after only a few months, mitigating large-scale health effects. To identify usage barriers and psychological mechanisms resulting i...
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Seitdem vor etwa 15 Jahren die ersten Podcasts im deutschsprachigen Raum produziert und veröffentlicht wurden, ist die Zahl podcastender Personen enorm gestiegen – ein Ende des Wachstums ist nicht abzusehen. Dennoch sind Podcaster_innen bisher kaum Gegenstand psychologischer Forschung geworden. Wie lassen sich deutschsprachige Podcastproduzierende...
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Question: Measuring and monitoring physical activity data via wearable activity trackers is a promising solution for motivating users to increase physical activity, therefore fight obesity and prevent cardiovascular diseases. Despite their widespread adoption, many users discontinue activity tracking after a few months, probably impeding large-scal...
Conference Paper
In research and development in general, and in user-centered design (UCD) in particular, study participants have to be representative for the target audience. However, given the voluntary participation in user studies and an ensuing self-selection bias, participants of user studies likely prefer to engage with technology more strongly than the targ...
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Automatically detecting and adapting to user competence is a promising approach for advancing human-technology interaction. With the present work, we demonstrate that perceived user competence and performance can be predicted by easily ascertainable low-level mouse interaction parameters with considerable amounts of explained variance. N = 71 users...
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Wearable fitness devices (i.e., activity trackers) are increasingly popular for monitoring everyday activity. Research suggests that long-term adherence to activity trackers is relevant for their positive effects on health. Thus, it is essential to understand the factors that foster usage intensity and long-term adherence. Based on first research r...
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Rapid technological advancements and growing digitalization increasingly affect our everyday life, leading to a greater need to successfully cope with digital technology. While domain-specific system knowledge is needed, inter-individually differing personality traits also constitute an important personal resource that can facilitate technology int...
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Die zunehmende Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt bietet nicht nur vielversprechende Innovationen zur arbeiterzentrierten, adaptiven Aufgabengestaltung, sondern stellt den Einzelnen auch vor die Herausforderung, in höherem Maße mit digitaler Technik zu interagieren. Für die erfolgreiche Interaktion mit Technik sind zwei Faktoren ausschlaggebend: Wisse...
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Affektive Zustände während der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion (MCI) äußern sich durch verschiedenste beobachtbare Indikatoren wie Mimik, Gestik oder physiologische Parameter. Die Erfassung dieser erfordert jedoch zusätzliche Sensoren, die in klassischen Computersystemen nicht implementiert und/oder intrusiv sind. Die Aufzeichnungen des natürlichen Nut...
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Affektive Zustände während der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion (MCI) äußern sich durch verschiedenste beobachtbare Indikatoren wie Mimik, Gestik oder physiologische Parameter. Die Erfassung dieser erfordert jedoch zusätzliche Sensoren, die in klassischen Computersystemen nicht implementiert und/oder intrusiv sind. Die Aufzeichnungen des natürlichen Nut...
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Inaccuracies in data measurement can impair trustworthiness of activity trackers (i.e., wearable fitness devices) and, thus, constitute a usability challenge possibly impairing user acceptance. With the present research, we aim at advancing understanding of perceived trustworthiness of activity tracker measurement and its relevance for user accepta...
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Die zunehmende Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt bietet nicht nur vielversprechende Innovationen zur arbeiterzentrierten, adaptiven Aufgabengestaltung, sondern stellt den Einzelnen auch vor die Herausforderung, in höherem Maße mit digitaler Technik zu interagieren. Für die erfolgreiche Interaktion mit Technik sind zwei Faktoren ausschlaggebend: Wisse...
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Wearable fitness devices (i.e., activity trackers) are increasingly popular for monitoring everyday activity. Research suggests that long-term adherence to activity trackers is relevant for their positive effects on health. Thus, it is essential to understand the factors that foster usage intensity and long-term adherence. Based on first research r...
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Presentation held at the Innteract Conference 2018 in Chemnitz, Germany. The ATI Scale was introduced and first results on a user study in cooperation with the project Factory2Fit were presented.
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Personal quantification is one fundamental mechanism of gamification. Activity trackers constitute a prototypic case for studying the psychological dynamics of this mechanism. Despite their high potential to increase physical activity, health and well-being, the effects of trackers on users’ motivation to be physically active have yet rarely been e...
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Successful coping with technology is relevant for mastering daily life. Based on related conceptions, we propose affinity for technology interaction (ATI), defined as the tendency to actively engage in intensive technology interaction, as a key personal resource for coping with technology. We present the 9-item ATI scale, an economical unidimension...
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Successful coping with technology is relevant for mastering daily life. Based on related conceptions, we propose affinity for technology interaction (ATI), defined as the tendency to actively engage in intensive technology interaction, as a key personal resource for coping with technology. We present the 9-­item ATI scale, an economical unidimensio...
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In a world that is increasingly pervaded by technology, the ability to successfully interact with technology is of crucial importance for participation in everyday life. However, this interaction constitutes a challenge for a considerable amount of users with low technological competence. The growing field of affective computing offers fruitful met...
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The Affinity for Technology Interaction Scale (ATI) was presented, including first empirical results regarding scale reliability and validity (N ≈ 1400).
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Poster presenting our review regarding personality scales used in HCI research as well as a newly developed scale to assess affinity for technology interaction (ATI).
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Latency or system response time (i.e., the delay between user input and system response) is a fundamental factor affecting human-computer interaction (HCI). If latency exceeds a critical threshold, user performance and experience get impaired. Therefore, several design guidelines giving recommendations on maximum latencies for an optimal user exper...
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For a comprehensive understanding of user diversity, a reliable and valid assessment of stable user characteristics is essential. In the field of human-technology interaction, a plethora of personality-related constructs linked to the experience of and interaction with technical systems has been discussed. A key question for researchers in the fiel...
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Measuring gaze behaviour is useful to understand the cognitive processes involved in vehicle control and to test new assistance technology. In the following chapter we will introduce the driving task and outline how the eye-tracking methodology can be used to get insights into the cognitive processes that guide driving behaviour. Furthermore, we wi...
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Why do people differ in terms of their music preferences? A simple question – however, music psychology has been trying to answer it for decades. One of the most important approaches to explaining individual differences in music preferences is correlating personality traits such as openness to experience (OE; Rentfrow & Gosling, 2003) or intelligen...

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Hello,
I already asked this question in the Brainmap forum which belongs to the GingerALE software. However, so far I haven't got any reply over there and I'm in need of an answer. I hope you can help me out with this.
I'm quite new to GingerALE and I hope to get some help on an issue I've come across. I have done an ALE analysis under supervision before and now I did the first one on my own.
This is how I proceeded:
First, I gathered all relevant coordinates and transformed the ones reported according to Talairach into MNI space using the non-linear transformation by Lacadie et al. (http://sprout022.sprout.yale.edu/mni2tal/mni2tal.html) - as previously recommended by my supervisor. Then I ran the analysis in MNI space. I am currently checking the results and noticed that the Labels and Brodmann areas which are depicted in the Output Excel sheet are different from the ones I get when I type the coordinated into the Web application by Lacadie. For instance, with the MNI coordinates -50, -38, 24 from the ALE output file, I get Left BA40 (inferior parietal lobule) on the Lacadie Website while the coordinates are depicted as Left BA13 (Insula) in the Excel sheet (which is quite a difference).
Should I trust the labels in the ALE output file or should I double check them using another application for identifying the Brodmann areas? If so, do you have any recommendations?

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Projects (6)
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The first broad scientific study investigating personality characteristics and motives for podcasting in a German-speaking sample of independent and professional podcast producers (N = 653).
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In this interdisciplinary project of researchers in IT, engineering psychology, and work and organizational psychology we set out to develop and examine tools that facilitate self-tracking, self-reflection, self-regulation, and self-management targeted at sustaining high levels of human energy (i.e., high levels of subjective vitality and low levels of fatigue).
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To investigate motivations and barriers of using digital technologies for health promotion. More information: https://osf.io/jtaed/