• 751 Citations
19972019

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“In my research, I evaluate what people do when and why while interacting with a product or system. The goal: to make people happier when using that product or system!”

Research profile

Regina Bernhaupt is Full Professor of Measuring and Analyzing Quality of Dynamic Real Life Systems. Making people's lives better by understanding how, when and why interactive systems fail is the driving force behind Bernhaupt’s research. Her focus is on how to evaluate technologies during all design and development phases – from idea generation to product deployment. In her work, she studies how to evaluate usability and user experience in various contexts, especially for entertainment oriented products and services.

Bernhaupt’s background is in artificial intelligence, computer science and psychology. She is an active member of the human-computer interaction community and has organized conferences and workshops. She has also worked in various EU-funded and national projects and with the interdisciplinary team at the ICT&S Center, giving her a deep experience with interdisciplinary work, within institutions as well as projects.

Her book on Games User Experience Evaluation (published with Springer) has become a classic for UX evaluation methods education. Her work on interaction concepts in industry has been awarded several red dot awards (over 12) including the Best of the Best for TICTACTILE in 2017.

Academic background

Regina Bernhaupt studied Psychology and Applied Informatics at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and received her PhD there in Summer 2002, on artificial time-coded neural networks. In 2009, she completed her habilitation qualifications at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulose, France. In 2007, she started as Invited Professor at the IRIT in Toulose and as User Experience Research Director at award-winning design firm Ruwido Austria. In 2017, she accepted a Full Professorship at Eindhoven University of Technology. She also still works as research director for Ruwido. Bernhaupt is currently acting as VP for Membership and Communication in the Executive Committee of SIGCHI and is founder for the ACM SIGCHI CHI PLAY Conference.

Affiliated with

  • IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse)
  • Salzburg University

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Ruwido Austria

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Research Output

Absolute indirect touch interaction: impact of haptic marks and animated visual feedback on usability and user experience

Bernhaupt, R., Drouet, D. & Pirker, M., 1 Jan 2019, Human-Centered Software Engineering - 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Lárusdóttir, M. K., Winckler, M., Kuusinen, K., Palanque, P. & Bogdan, C. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 251-269 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11262 LNCS).

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

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    A tactile interaction concept for in-car passenger infotainment systems

    Berger, M., Bernhaupt, R. & Pfleging, B., 21 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications: Adjunct Proceedings. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 109-114 6 p.

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

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    Enriching task models with usability and user experience evaluation data

    Bernhaupt, R., Palanque, P., Drouet, D. & Martinie, C., 2019, Human-Centered Software Engineering - 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Lárusdóttir, M. K., Winckler, M., Kuusinen, K., Palanque, P. & Bogdan, C. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 146-163 18 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11262 LNCS).

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

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Handling security, usability, user experience and reliability in user-centered development processes: IFIP WG 13.2 and WG 13.5 Workshop at INTERACT 2019

    Ardito, C., Bernhaupt, R., Palanque, P. & Sauer, S., 1 Jan 2019, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 - 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings. Lamas, D., Loizides, F., Nacke, L., Petrie, H., Winckler, M. & Zaphiris, P. (eds.). Springer, p. 759-762 4 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11749 LNCS).

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

  • Investigating the effect of automation on user experience: enriching a task-modeling notation

    Bouzekri, E., Martinie, C., Wallner, G., Palanque, P. & Bernhaupt, R., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Activities

    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Membership of committee
    • 1 Keynote talk

    FLYING CARS, AUTONOMOUS DRIVING OR ROBOTS AS DRIVERS? APPLYING A SYSTEMIC DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

    Regina Bernhaupt (Speaker)
    25 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    INTERACT 2019 - Human-Computer Interaction

    Regina Bernhaupt (Chair)
    1 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Interacting with Computers (Journal)

    Regina Bernhaupt (Editorial board member)
    2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) (External organisation)

    Regina Bernhaupt (Chair)
    1 Jul 2015

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

    Press / Media

    Corrections & Clarifications 2016

    Regina Bernhaupt

    27/04/20

    8 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Brain waves: How content could be as individual as a fingerprint

    Regina Bernhaupt

    9/09/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Tactile remote control

    R. Bernhaupt

    17/09/17

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Ruwido Looks to Improve Audio Search

    R. Bernhaupt

    29/09/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Correctins and clarifications

    R. Bernhaupt

    16/05/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment