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Chair of cognitive psychology and cognitive ergonomicsAnna Trukenbrod

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Dr. rer. nat. Anna K. Trukenbrod, née Trapp

Bild Anna Trapp

Technische Universität Berlin
Department of Psychology and Ergonomics
Chair of cognitive psychology and cognitive ergonomics
Sekr. MAR 3-2
Marchstrasse 23
10587 Berlin

Office: MAR 3.075

Consultation hours:  on appointment

Telefon: +49 30 314 - 25279
Telefax: +49 30 314 - 25996

Research Interests

  • Experiencing time
  • Emotions in the human-maschine interaction (UX)
  • Knowledge, knowledge orientated cooperation and knowledge management



Curriculum Vitae


  • Study of Psychology, Universität Potsdam (10/2007-11/2013), Degree: Diplom Psychologin (Dipl. Psych.), Universität Potsdam, Diplom thesis: Predictors of knowledge orientated cooperative behavior in software development

Work Experience

  • Research assistant, Technische Universität Berlin (Cognitive Psychology and cognitive ergonomics) (01/2014-now)
  • Student assistant, Universität Potsdam (Cognitive Psychology) (10/2008-09/2013)
  • Student assistant, Universität Potsdam (Cognitive Psychology) (06/2008-08/2008)

Teaching Experience

  • Seminar Emotionales Nutzererleben (User Experience) (WiSe 2013/14 and WiSe 2014/15)
  • Seminar Usability in kleinen und mittelständigen Unternehmen (usability in small and medium enterprises) (SoSe 2014 and SoSe 2015)
  • Seminar Verkehrspsychologie (Traffic Psychology) (WiSe 2013/14)
  • Übung Kognitionspsychologie (cognitive psychology) (SoSe 2014)
  • Vorlesung und Übung Human Factor Engineering (WiSe 2014/15)
  • Vorlesung und Übung Kognitionspsychologie (cognitive psychology) (SoSe 2015)

Publications, talks and posters

Journal articles (peer-reviewed) 

Ehret, S., Trukenbrod, A. K., Gralla, V., & Thomaschke, R. (2020). A Grounded Theory on the Relation of Time Awareness and Perceived Valence. Timing & Time Perception1(aop), 1-25.

Roche, F., Thüring, M., & Trukenbrod, A. K. (2020). What happens when drivers of automated vehicles take over control in critical brake situations?. Accident Analysis & Prevention144, 105588.

Trapp, A. K., & Wienrich, C. (2018). App icon similarity and its impact on visual search efficiency on mobile touch devices. Cognitive research: principles and implications3(1), 39.

Trukenbrod, A. K., Backhaus, N., & Thomaschke, R. (2020). Measuring subjectively experienced time in usability and user experience testing scenarios. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies138, 102399.


Trukenbrod, A. K. (2020). Dauerwahrnehmung und Nutzererleben in der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion. Dissertation an der Technischen Universität Berlin. doi: 10.14279/depositonce-9541.

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Backhaus, N., Brandenburg, S., & Trapp, A. (2014). Positive Technology and User Experience for Human Needs in Developing Countries: Some Considerations. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability: User Experience Design for Everyday Life Applications and Services (Vol. 3, pp. 400–410). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Backhaus, N., & Trapp, A. K. (2015). Das ging ja flott! Zeitwahrnehmung im Usability- und UX-Testing. In C. Wienrich, T. Zander, & K. Gramann (Eds.), 11. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme: Tagungsband (pp. 63–67). Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.

Backhaus, N., Trapp, A. K., & Thüring, M. (2018). Skeuomorph versus flat design: user experience and age-related preferences. In International Conference of Design, User Experience, and Usability (pp. 527-542). Springer, Cham.

Brandenburg, S., Trapp, A. K., & Backhaus, N. (2015). Olfaction influences affect and cognitive-motoric performance: Evidence for the negative impact of unpleasant odours. In D. de Waard, J. Sauer, S. Röttger, A. Kluge, D. Manzey, C. Weikert, A. Toffetti, R. Wiczorek, K. Brookhuis, and H. Hoonhout (Eds.). Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter 2014 Annual Conference (pp. 53-60). Downloaded from hfes- europe.org (ISSN 2333-4959).

Trapp, A. K. (2015). Searching for app-icons on mobile devices: A visual search approach. In C. Wienrich, T. Zander, & K. Gramann (Eds.), 11. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme: Tagungsband (pp. 87–90). Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. 

Trapp, A. K., & Thüring, M. (2016). Emotional influences on time perception. In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., & Trueswell, J.C. (Eds.) (2016). Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. 

Trapp, A. K., & Thüring, M. (2016). Emotional effects on time estimates during intervals up to 5s. In T. Barkowsky, Z. F. Llansola, H. Schultheis, & J. van de Ven (Eds.), 13th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society (pp. 227-228). nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv: 46-00105521-19 

Trukenbrod, A. K., & Thüring, M. (2020). Subjectively Experienced Time in Human-Computer Interaction: The Role of Passage of Time in User Experience. In Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology (pp. 121-128). Springer International Publishing, Cham.

As editor 

Baumann, M., Babel, F., Brandenburg, S., Trapp, A. K., & Chuang, L., & (2019). Proceedings of the 1th German Summer School Human Factors 2019 Aug 1st to 2nd, in preparation. 

Trapp, A. K., Brandenburg, S., Schröder, F., Chuang, L., & Baumann, M. (2018). Proceedings of the 4th Berlin Summer School Human Factors 2018 Oct 11th to 12th, MMI-Interakti Ausgabe 15. 

Invited talks

Trapp, A. K. (2019). Duration Perception in Human Computer Interaction. Eingeladener Vortrag im Allgemeinpsychologischen Kolloquium an der Alberts-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 08.04.2019. 

Organisierte Symposien

Brandenburg, S., Trapp, A. K., Minge, M., & Thüring, M. (2018). Cognition and emotion in human-machine-interaction. Symposium at TeaP 2018, 60th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Marburg. 

Brandenburg, S. & Trapp, A. K. (2017). Cognition and emotion in human-machine- interaction. Symposium at TeaP 2017, 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden. 

Backhaus, N., Brandenburg, S., Trapp, A. K., & Thüring, M. (2016). Kognition und Emotion in der Mensch-Technik-Interaktion. 2 Symposia conducted at TeaP 2016, 58th Conference of Experimental PsychologistsHeidelberg

Talks and posters at conferences

Backhaus, N., & Trapp A. K. (2016). Zeitwahrnehmung und zeitbasierte Bewertungen im Usability-Testing. In J. Funke, J. Rummel, & A. Voß (Eds.), TeaP 2016: Abstracts of the 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (p. 349). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

Trapp, A. K. (2014). Einflussfaktoren von wissenskooperativem Verhalten bei Softwareentwicklern. In Onur Güntürkün (Hrsg.) 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (p. 419). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers. 

Trapp, A. K. (2015). Time perception and time based evaluation in HCI. Focus group at the Berlin Summer School Human Factors 2015.

Trapp, A. K. (2017). Time perception in human-computer interaction: The role of duration perception and passage of time in user experience. In W. H. Meck, H. van Rijn, & A. Vatakis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of the Timing Research Forum, Strasbourg. 

Trapp, A. K., (2019). Contrast coding in R – A very basic introduction. Teaching element at the 1st German Summer School Human Factors. 

Trapp, A. K., Backhaus, N., & Thüring, M. (2016). Temporal aspects of UX. In hfes europe chapter (Ed), Book of Abstracts (p. 37).

Trapp, A. K., & Backhaus, N. (2017). Time perception and temporal ratings as a component of UX. In T. Goschke, A. Bolte & C. Kirschbaum (Eds.), TeaP 2017, 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden (p. 219). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

Trapp, A. K., & Pohl, A. (2015). Visuelle Suche bei App-Icons mit Ähnlichkeitsmanipulation. In C. Bermeitinger, A. Mojzisch & G. Greve (Eds.), Abstracts of the 57th conference of experimental psychologists TeaP 2015 (p. 253). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers. 

Trapp, A. K., von Kalckreuth, N., Reibke, J., & Wienrich, C. (2018). How to find the right app: effects of color-coded categories on visual search on smartphones. In A. C. Schütz, A. Schubö, D, Endres, & H. Lachnit (Eds.), Abstracts of the 60th conference of experimental psychologists (p. 269). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers. http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.913

Trapp, A. K., & Wienrich, C. (2017). „Help, my phone knows what I want!“ - How users react to an adaptive support system for smartphones. Talk at the World Usability Day 2017 Berlin

Trapp, A. K., & Wienrich, C. (2019). Magnitude Effects of Progress Bars on Reproduced Durations. Talk at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Timing Research Forum 2019. — Abgesagt auf Grund medizinischer Gegebenheiten

Trukenbrod, A. K., (2020). Stabilität interindividueller Unterschiede von Dauerschätzungen. DGPS — Abgesagt auf Grund von COVID-19


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