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Chair of cognitive psychology and cognitive ergonomicsStefan Brandenburg

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Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Brandenburg


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Current projects

  • Analysis and assistance of driver actions in dynamic and critical driving situations during conditional automated driving (FahrDys), 2017 - 2020
  • Media Assistance of Ghanaian Adolescents Searching for Education and Work (MedAASE), 0610.2019

Past projects

  • Berlin Competence Center for User Centred Software Development - UseTree, 2013 - 2016
  • Conception and test of a display providing information on the adhesion coefficient, 2018 - 2019
  • Development of an online-tool for sensitizing researchers and developers regarding ethical aspects (OTeA), 05.-10.2018


Selected publications


Brandenburg, S. & Roche, F. (2020). Behavioral Changes to Repeated Takeovers in Automated Driving: The Drivers' Ability to Transfer Knowledge and the Effects of Takeover Request Design. Transportation Research Part F, 73. 15-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2020.06.002


Roche, F. & Brandenburg, S. (2019). Should the urgency of visual-tactile takeover requests match the criticality of takeover situations? IEEE: Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles. DOI: 10.1109/TIV.2019.2955906

Brandenburg, S., & Chuang, L. (2019). Take-over requests during highly automated driving: How should they be presented and under what conditions? Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 66. 214-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2019.08.023

Oehl, M., Brandenburg, S., & Huemer, A. (2019). German Bike Messengers’ Experiences and Expressions of Cycling Anger. Traffic Injury Prevention. DOI:10.1080/15389588.2019.1616179

Brandenburg, S. & Epple, S. (2019). Drivers’ Individual Design Preferences of Takeover Requests in Highly Automated Driving. iCOM (18)2. 167-178. DOI: 10.1515/icom-2018-0028

Brandenburg, S., Oehl, M., & Hartwig, C. (2019). Driving Anger Expression in Germany - Validation of the Driving Anger Expression Inventory for German Drivers. Traffic Injury Prevention. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2018.1493467

Oehl, M., Brandenburg, S., Huemer, A.K. (2019). Cyclists’ Anger Experience in Road Traffic: The Cycling Anger Scale. Transportation Research: Part F Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 564-574. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2019.02.008


Roche, F., Somieski, A., & Brandenburg, S. (2018). Drivers’ Behavioral Adaptation to Repeated Takeover Requests in Highly Automated Driving: The Effects of the Takeover Request and the Secondary Task Modality. Human Factors. DOI: 10.1177/0018720818814963.

Brandenburg, S. & Minge, M. (2018). Epos - an instrument for the assessment of the ethical position in software development. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Sciences. DOI:10.1080/1463922X.2018.1491072

Huemer, A.K., Oehl, M., & Brandenburg (2018). Influences on anger in German urban cyclists. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 58, pp. 969-979. DOI:10.1016/j.trf.2018.07.026

Brandenburg, S. (2018). [Interview zum Thema] Ethik und Innovation Risiken und Nebenwirkungen. brand eins Thema: Innovation 8(5). pp. 6-11.

Epple, S., Roche, F., & Brandenburg, S. (2018). The Sooner the Better: Drivers? Reactions to Two-Step Take-Over Requests in Highly Automated Driving. Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES), 1883-1887. DOI 10.1177/1541931218621428. (Best paper award)


Brandenburg, S., Minge, M., Cymek, D.H., & Zeidler, L. (2017). Ethische Aspekte in der menschzentrierten Erforschung und Entwicklung technischer Geräte - Erfahrungen einer Ethikkommission. Forschung, 10(3+4), pp. 101-106.

Brandenburg, S., Minge, M. & Cymek, D. (2017). Common Challenges in Ethical Practice when Testing Technology with Human Participants: Analyzing the Experiences of a Local Ethics Committee. ICOM, 16(3), pp. 267-273. DOI:10.1515/icom-2017-0023

Brandenburg, S., Oehl, M. & Seigies, K. (2017). German Taxi Drivers’ Experience and Expression of Driving Anger: Are the Driving Anger Scale and the Driving Anger Expression Inventory Valid Measures? Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(8), pp. 807-812. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2017.1316493

Brandenburg, S., Chuang, L., & Baumann, M. (2017). [Editorial] Connecting researchers for pushing an interdisciplinary research field. MMI Interaktiv 14. pp. 6-8.


Brandenburg, S. & Backhaus, N. (2016): The dynamics of film-induced affect and its effect on the interaction with tablet PCs, Behaviour & Information Technology, pp. 410-421, DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2016.1151076

Thüring, M. & Brandenburg, S. (2016). Auf der Suche nach dem perfekten System. Gehirn & Geist, pp. 34-39.


Backhaus, N., & Brandenburg, S. (2014). Temporal dynamics of emotional activation in man-machine interaction. ICOM 13(1), 63-69.

Brandenburg, S. (2014). Geschwindigkeitswahl im Straßenverkehr: Erklärung und empirische Untersuchungen. SVH-Verlag: Saarbrücken.

Backhaus, N., Brandenburg, S., & Trapp, A. (2014). Technology and User Experience for Human Needs in Developing Countries: Some Considerations. In A. Marcus (Ed.): DUXU 2014, Part III, LNCS 8519, pp. 400-410. Springer International Publishing.  

Backhaus, N. & Brandenburg, S. (2014). Unboxing trust in cloud computing: A survey study. Proceedings of the 5th international conference on applied human factors and ergonomics AHFE 2014, Krakow, Poland, 19-23 July 2014. 


Schmidt-Daffy, M., Brandenburg, S., & Beliavski, A. (2013). Velocity, safety, or both? How do balance and strength of goal conflicts affect drivers behaviour, feelings and physiological responses? Accident Analysis & Prevention (55), S. 90-100.

Backhaus, N. & Brandenburg, S. (2013). Wie viel ist zu viel? Empfehlungen für die Anzahl von Bedienelementen auf kleinen Displays. In E. Brandenburg, L. Doria, A. Gross, T. Günzler & H. Smieszek (Hrsg.). Grundlagen und Anwendungen der Mensch-Maschine Interaktion: Beiträge zur 10. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch Maschine Systeme, S. 181-186. (Best Poster Award) 

Backhaus, N., & Brandenburg, S. (2013). Emotionen und ihre Dynamik in der Mensch-Technik-Interaktion. In S. Boll, S. Maa, & R. Malaka (Eds.), Mensch & Computer 2013 (pp. 7988). München: Oldenbourg. (Best Paper Award) 


Lauckner, M. & Brandenburg, S. (2012). Influence of basic environmental characteristics on driving speed. In D. de Waard, K. Brookhuis, F. Dehais, C. Weikert, S. R ̈ottger, D. Manzey, S. Biede, F. Reuzeau, and P. Terrier (Eds.) (2012). Human Factors: a view from an integrative perspective. Proceedings HFES Europe Chapter Conference Toulouse. S. 353-362.

Brandenburg, S. & Sachse, K. (2012). Intuition comes with experience. In D. de Waard, K. Brookhuis, F. Dehais, C. Weikert, S. Röttger, D. Manzey, S. Biede, F. Reuzeau, and P. Terrier (Eds.) (2012). Human Factors: a view from an integrative perspective. Proceedings HFES Europe Chapter Conference Toulouse, S. 213-223.

Drewitz, U. & Brandenburg, S. (2012). Confidence in Causal Inferences: The Case of Devaluation. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Cognitive Science Conference, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 1506- 1511.

Drewitz, U. & Brandenburg, S. (2012). Memory and Contextual Change in Causal Learning. In N. Rußwinkel, U. Drewitz & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. S.265-270. 


Aarts, L., Brandenburg, S. & van Nes, N. (2011). The influence of environmental factors on speed choice. Proceedings of the IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FISTS), S.91-96.

Vogel, M, Brandenburg, S. & Drewitz, U. (2011). Zur Gestaltung graphischer Benutzungsschnittstellen: Einflussfaktoren für das Nutzererleben. In M. Eibl (Hrsg.) Beiträge zur Mensch und Computer 2011 - überMEDIEN ÜBERmorgen. S.111-120. Chemnitz: Deutschland. 


Van Nes, N., Brandenburg, S. & Twisk, D. (2010). Improving homogeneity by dynamic speed limit Systems. Accident Analysis & Prevention 42(3), pp. 944-952.

Drewitz, U. & Brandenburg, S. (2010). From design to experience: Towards a process model of user experience. In J.C. Lin, D.M. Lin & H. Chen Ergonomics for all: Celebrating Ppcoe’s 20 years of excellence: Selected papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, S.1-6, Kaohsiung: Taiwan. 


Dittrich, E., Brandenburg, S. & Thüring, M. (2009a). Verfahren zur Erfassung von Müdigkeit im KFZ. Blutalkohol Alcohol, Drugs & Behavior, 46(2). Sup.28. 

Brandenburg, S. (2009). Psychologie und Beanspruchung: Güte und Aussagekraft physiologischer Indikatoren mentaler Beanspruchung. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag.

Dreßler, A., Karrer, K. & Brandenburg, S. (2009) Gestaltung einer verhaltenswirksamen Müdigkeitsrückmeldung im Kraftfahrzeug. MMI Interaktiv. pp.1-7. 


Van Nes, N., Brandenburg, S. & Twisk, D. (2008). Dynamic speed limits; effects on homogeneity of driving speed. Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), IEEE Press: Eindhoven, Niederlande. pp.269-274. 

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