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I am an environmental psychologist who is fortunate to work in the midst of technology development, where interesting challenges are constantly posed, and psychological insights find direct application.

Research profile

Antal Haans is an Assistant Professor in the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests include smart urban lighting, its requirements from a user perspective, and its effects on human functioning, behavior, and perception, with an emphasis on the empirical investigation of light's role in the safety perception formation process, and the possibilities of using light for crowd management and behavioral change (for example de-escalating potentially aggressive situations). Part of this research is conducted in living labs situated in the city of Eindhoven, such as residential area Achtse Barrier or recreational area Stratumseind. A second research interest is in advanced media technologies and their potential as tools for psychological research (such as immersive VR environments, or mediated social touch technologies).  

Antal is particularly interested in understanding the phenomenon of presence, or the extent to which a person is fooled by computer generated content. His research group is developing a theory of presence from an embodied perspective, and has recently laid out the foundations for its measurement. They have also started to explore and validate the use of presence evoking—and thus ecologically valid—virtual environments in the aid of urban lighting research. 

Academic background

Antal Haans obtained his PhD, MSc and in Human Technology Interaction and his BSc in  Technical Inoovation Sciences (formerly ‘Technology and Society’) from TU/e. His thesis was titled ‘The embodied user: Corporeal awareness & media technology.” 

He published regularly in leading international journals such as Journal of Environmental Psychology, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Acta Psychologica and Interacting with Computers. He has contributed book chapters to ‘A framework for interactivity and presence in novel bodies’ and ‘Malleable body images: Mediated environments as a tool for investigating brain plasticity, body consciousness and self-perception’. He has also contributed articles and (keynote) lectures to a wide range of conferences such as Proceedings of Experiencing Light, Challenging Presence: Proceedings of the International Society for Presence Research and Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology.  

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Research Output 2000 2019

Is seeing believing? The effect of morphological congruent visual feedback on mediated touch experience

Ipakchian Askari, S., Haans, A. & IJsselsteijn, W., 2 May 2019, CHI EA '19 Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 7 p. LBW2414

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Feedback
Actuators
Display devices
Open Access
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Robots
Testing

Users’ perceptions and responses to cyber-physical attacks on IoT devices in the home environment: a naturalistic field experiment

Huijts, N., Haans, A., Budimir, S., Fontaine, J., Loukas, G., Roesch, E., Bezemski, A., Oostveen, A-M. & IJsselsteijn, W., 25 Mar 2019

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Open Access
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Aggression
Atmosphere
Physical
Research
Interaction

Activities 2011 2017

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Other
  • 1 Contributed talk

Moving Light

Antal Haans (Recipient)
11 Nov 201718 Nov 2017

Activity: Other activity typesOtherPopular

Presence : Teleoperators and Virtual Environments (Journal)

Antal Haans (Editorial board member)
20132018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, September 26-28, 2011, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Antal Haans (Speaker)
26 Sep 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

Active coping behaviour & the physical work environment: can the physical work environment support active coping?

Author: Winkelmolen, E., 25 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Appel - Meulenbroek, R. (Supervisor 1), de Kort, Y. (Supervisor 2), Haans, A. (Supervisor 2) & Kemperman, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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An exploration of the potential of light emitting road marking

Author: van Mierlo, M., 23 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Haans, A. (Supervisor 1) & Cuijpers, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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An exploratory study on the effects of multimodal feedback in bimanual interaction with active tangible interfaces

Author: Willemse, C., 31 Jul 2013

Supervisor: Haans, A. (Supervisor 1) & IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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An investigation on the risk perception of residents in IoT smart home environments

Author: Li, L., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Haans, A. (Supervisor 1) & IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Artificial skylights: the benefits of and preference for artificial skylights and sun patterns

Author: Stokkermans, M., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: de Kort, Y. (Supervisor 1) & Haans, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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