human-computer interaction

Perceptions of behaviour efficacy, not perceptions of threat, are drivers of COVID-19 protective behaviour in Germany

In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, non-pharmaceutical protective measures taken by individuals remain pivotal. This study aims to explore what motivates individuals to engage in such measures. Based on existing empirical findings as well as prominent …

Interplay between risk perception, behaviour, and COVID-19 spread

Fear, Behavior, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A City-Scale Agent-Based Model Using Socio-Demographic and Spatial Map Data.

Modeling infectious diseases has been shown to be of great importance and utility during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From today’ s globalized information landscape, however, a plethora of new factors arise that have not been covered in previous …

The benefits, costs and feasibility of a low incidence COVID-19 strategy

In the summer of 2021, European governments removed most NPIs after experiencing prolonged second and third waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most countries failed to achieve immunization rates high enough to avoid resurgence of the virus. Public …

Applying an extended UTAUT2 model to explain user acceptance of lifestyle and therapy mobile health apps: survey study

Mobile health (mHealth) care apps are a promising technology to monitor and control health individually and cost-effectively with a technology that is widely used, affordable, and ubiquitous in many people’s lives. Download statistics show that …

Europe must come together to confront omicron

Rethinking Pension Communication–The Role of Metaphors in Information Visualization

Pensions are the most important source of income for the elderly. However, old age poverty is a growing issue and conventional communication channels seem insufficient to inform people about how their current decisions will impact their future …

The pension story-Data-driven storytelling with pension data

Due to global socio-economic changes, the European pension systems require several reforms that call for more active roles from the citizens. Past research has shown that traditional pension communication is often not read and understood by the …

The winter dilemma

Towards a European strategy to address the COVID-19 pandemic

Reduction of COVID-19 incidence across Europe in the early spring months of 2021 led to substantial relaxation of restrictions in summer, despite the emergence and spread of the more transmissible SARS-CoV-2 delta variant. As expected, this …