Jürgen Sauer


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 juergen.sauer@unifr.ch
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Research and publications

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles

    Sauer J., Baumgartner J., Frei N. and Sonderegger A. (in press). Pictorial scales in research and practice: a review. European Psychologist.

    Peifer C., Sauer J. and Antoni C. (in press). Effects of social stress on performance and strain in complex multiple task environments. Ergonomics.

    Sauer J., Sonderegger A. and Schmutz S. (in press). Usability, user experience and accessibility: towards an integrative model. Ergonomics.

    Chavaillaz A., Schwaninger A., Michel S. and Sauer J. (2020). Some cues are more equal than others: cue plausibility for false alarms in baggage screening. Applied Ergonomics, 82, 102916.

    Sauer J., Sonderegger A., Schmutz S. and Messerli N. (2019). Social stress and performance in human-machine interaction: a neglected research field. Ergonomics, 62(11), 1377-1391.

    Chavaillaz A., Michel, S., Schwaninger A. and Sauer J. (2019). Work design for airport security officers: effects of rest break schedules and adaptable automation. Applied Ergonomics, 79, 66-75.

    Chavaillaz A., Schwaninger A., Michel S. and Sauer, J. (2019). Expertise, automation and trust in X-ray screening of cabin baggage. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 256.

    Baumgartner J., Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2019). No need to read: Developing a pictorial single-item scale for measuring perceived usability. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 122, 78-89.

    Sauer J., Sonderegger A., Heyden K., Biller J., Klotz J. and Uebelbacher A. (2019). Extra-laboratorial usability tests: an empirical comparison of remote and classical field testing with lab testing. Applied Ergonomics, 74, 85-96.

    Schmutz S., Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2019). Easy-to-read language in disability-friendly web sites: effects on nondisabled users. Applied Ergonomics, 74, 97-106.

    Chavaillaz A., Schwaninger A., Michel S. and Sauer, J. (2018). Automation in visual inspection tasks: X-ray luggage screening supported by a system of direct, indirect or adaptable cueing with low and high system reliability. Ergonomics, 61(10), 1395-1408.

    Sauer J., Sonderegger A. and Hoyos Alvarez M. (2018). The influence of cultural background of test participants and test facilitators in online product evaluation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 111, 92-100.

    Schmutz S., Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2018). Effects of accessible website design on nondisabled users: age and device as moderating factors. Ergonomics, 61, 697-709.

    Sauer J. and Chavaillaz A. (2018). How operators make use of wide-choice adaptable automation: observations from a series of experimental studies. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 19, 135-155.

    Sauer J., Chavaillaz A. and Wastell D. (2017). On the effectiveness of performance-based adaptive automation. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 18, 279-297.

    Chavaillaz A. and Sauer J. (2017). Operator adaptation to changes in system reliability under adaptable automation. Ergonomics, 60, 1261-1272.

    Sauer J. and Chavaillaz A. (2017). The use of adaptable automation: effects of changes in system reliability and extended skill lay-off. Applied Ergonomics, 58, 471-481.

    Schmutz S., Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2017). Implementing recommendations from web accessibility guidelines: a comparative study of nondisabled users and users with visual impairments. Human Factors, 59, 956 –972.

    Schmutz S., Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2016). Implementing recommendations from web accessibility guidelines: would they also provide benefits to nondisabled users? Human Factors, 58, 611–629.

    Sauer J., Chavaillaz A. and Wastell D. (2016). Experience of automation failures in training: effects on trust, automation bias, complacency and performance. Ergonomics, 59, 767–780.  

    Chavaillaz A., Wastell D. and Sauer J. (2016). Effects of extended lay-off period on performance and operator trust under adaptable automation. Applied Ergonomics, 53, 241–251.  

    Chavaillaz A., Wastell D. and Sauer J. (2016). System reliability, performance and trust in adaptable automation. Applied Ergonomics, 52, 333–342.

    Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2015). The role of non-visual aesthetics in consumer product evaluation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 84, 19-32.

    Sonderegger A., Schmutz S. and Sauer J. (2015). The influence of age in usability testing. Applied Ergonomics, 52, 291-300. Sonderegger A., Sauer J. and Eichenberger, J. (2014). Expressive and classical aesthetics: two distinct concepts with highly similar effect patterns in user-artefact interaction. Behaviour & Information Technology, 33, 1180-1191.

    Uebelbacher A., Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2013). Effects of perceived prototype fidelity in usability testing under different conditions of observer presence. Interacting with Computers, 25, 91-101.

    Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2013). The influence of socio-cultural background and product value in usability testing. Applied Ergonomics, 44, 341-349.

    Sauer J., Nickel P. and Wastell D. (2013). Designing automation for complex work environments under different levels of stress. Applied Ergonomics, 44, 119-127.

    Sauer J., Kao C.S., and Wastell D. (2012). A comparison of adaptive and adaptable automation under different levels of environmental stress. Ergonomics, 55, 840-853.

    Sonderegger A., Zbinden G., Uebelbacher A. and Sauer J. (2012). The influence of product aesthetics and usability over the course of time: a longitudinal field experiment. Ergonomics, 55, 713-730.

    Sauer J. and Sonderegger A. (2011). The influence of product aesthetics and user state in usability testing. Behaviour & Information Technology, 30, 787-796.

    Sauer J., Kao C.S., Wastell D. and Nickel P. (2011). Explicit control of adaptive automation under different levels of environmental stress. Ergonomics, 54, 755-766.

    Kluge A., Ritzmann S., Burkolter D. and Sauer J. (2011). The interaction of drill and practice and error training with individual differences. Cognition, Technology & Work, 13, 103-120.

    Sauer J. and Sonderegger A. (2011). Methodological issues in product evaluation: the influence of testing environment and task scenario. Applied Ergonomics, 42, 487-494.

    Sauer J., Darioly A., Schmid Mast M., Schmid P. and Bischof N. (2010). A multi-level approach of evaluating crew resource management training: a lab-based study examining communication skills as a function of team congruence. Ergonomics, 53, 1311-1324.

    Kluge A., Sauer, J., Burkolter, D. and Ritzmann, S. (2010). Designing training for temporal and adaptive transfer: a comparative evaluation of three training methods for process control tasks. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 43, 327-353.

    Burkolter D., Meyer B., Kluge A. and Sauer J. (2010). Assessment of structural knowledge as a training outcome in process control environments. Human Factors, 52, 119-138.

    Burkolter D., Kluge A., Sauer J. and Ritzmann S. (2010). A comparative study of three training methods for enhancing process control performance: emphasis shift training, situation awareness training, and drill and practice. Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 976-986.

    Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2010). The influence of design aesthetics in usability testing: effects on user performance and perceived usability. Applied Ergonomics, 41, 403-410.

    Sauer J., Seibel K. and Rüttinger B. (2010). The influence of user expertise and prototype fidelity in usability tests. Applied Ergonomics, 41, 130-140.

    Wastell D., Sauer J. and Schmeink C. (2009). Time for a “design turn” in IS innovation research? A practice report from the home front. Information Technology & People, 22, 335-350.

    Sonderegger A. and Sauer J. (2009). The influence of laboratory set-up in usability tests: effects on user performance, subjective ratings and physiological measures. Ergonomics, 52, 1350-1361.

    Kluge A., Sauer J., Schüler K. and Burkolter D. (2009). Designing training for process control simulators: a review of empirical findings and current practices. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 10, 489-509.

    Burkolter D., Kluge A., Sauer J. and Ritzmann, S. (2009). The predictive qualities of operator characteristics for process control performance: the influence of personality and cognitive variables. Ergonomics, 52 (3), 302-311.

    Sauer J. and Sonderegger A. (2009). The influence of prototype fidelity and aesthetics of design in usability tests: effects on user behaviour, subjective evaluation and emotion. Applied Ergonomics, 40, 670-677.

    Sauer J., Wastell D. and Schmeink, C. (2009). Designing for the home: a comparative study of support aids for central heating systems. Applied Ergonomics, 40, 165-174.

    Sauer J., Burkolter D., Kluge A., Ritzmann S. and Schüler K. (2008). The effects of heuristic rule training on operator performance in a simulated process control environment. Ergonomics, 51 (7), 953-967.

    Sauer J., Franke H. and Rüttinger, B. (2008). Designing interactive consumer products: utility of low-fidelity prototypes and effectiveness of enhanced control labelling. Applied Ergonomics, 39, 71-85.

    Sauer J. and Rüttinger, B. (2007). Automation and decision support in interactive consumer products. Ergonomics, 50 (6), 902-919.

    Sauer J., Schmeink C. and Wastell D. (2007). Feedback quality and environmentally-friendly use of domestic central heating systems. Ergonomics, 50 (6), 795-813.

    Hockey G.R.J., Sauer J. and Wastell D.G. (2007). Adaptability of training in simulated process control: comparison of knowledge- and rule-based guidance under task changes and environmental stress. Human Factors, 49 (1), 158-174. 

    Sauer J., Felsing T., Franke H. and Rüttinger B. (2006). Cognitive diversity and team performance in a complex multiple task environment. Ergonomics, 49 (10), 934-954. 

    Sauer J. and Rüttinger B. (2004). Environmental conservation in the domestic domain: the influence of technical design features and person-based factors. Ergonomics, 47 (10), 1053-1072.

    Wiese B.S., Sauer J. und Rüttinger B. (2004). Umweltrelevante Kaufkriterien aus KonsumentInnensicht: Methoden-, personen- und produktspezifische Einflüsse. Umweltpsychologie, 8 (2), 20-40.

    Wiese B.S., Sauer J. and Rüttinger B. (2004). Consumers’ use of written product information. Ergonomics, 47 (11), 1180-1194.

    Sauer J., Wiese B.S. and Rüttinger B. (2004). Ecological performance of electrical consumer products: the influence of automation and information-based measures. Applied Ergonomics, 35 (1), 37-47.

    Sauer J., Wiese B.S. and Rüttinger B. (2003). Designing low-complexity electrical consumer products for ecological use. Applied Ergonomics, 34 (6), 521-531.

    Sauer J., Wastell D., Hockey G.R.J. and Earle F. (2003). Performance in a complex multiple-task environment during a laboratory-based simulation of occasional night work.
     Human Factors, 45 (4), 657-669.

    Hockey G.R.J., Healey A., Crawshaw C.M., Wastell D. and Sauer J. (2003). Cognitive demands of collision avoidance in simulated ship control. Human Factors, 45 (2), 252-265.

    Sauer J. (2003). CAMS as a tool for human factors research in spaceflight. Acta Astronautica, 54, 127-132.

    Sauer J., Wastell D., Hockey G.R.J., Crawshaw C.M. and Downing J.C. (2003). Designing micro-worlds of transportation systems: the computer-aided bridge operation task.
     Computers in Human Behavior, 19 (2), 169-183.

    Sauer J., Wiese B.S. and Rüttinger B. (2002). Improving ecological performance of electrical consumer products: the role of design-based measures and user variables. Applied Ergonomics, 33 (4), 297-307.

    Sauer J., Wastell D.G., Hockey G.R.J., Crawshaw C.M., Ishak M. and Downing J.C. (2002). Effects of display design on performance in a simulated ship navigation environment. Ergonomics, 45 (5), 329-347.

    Wiese B.S., Sauer J. und Rüttinger B. (2001). Umweltgerechte Produktentwicklung: Konzepte, Befunde und Perspektiven eines interdisziplinären Forschungsprojektes. Umweltpsychologie, 5 (1), 52-68.

    Sauer J., Hockey G.R.J. and Wastell D.G. (2000). Effects of training on short- and long-term skill retention in a complex multiple-task environment. Ergonomics, 43 (12), 2043-2064.

    Sauer J. (2000). The use of micro-worlds for human factors research in extended spaceflight. Acta Astronautica, 46 (1), 37-45.

    Sauer J., Schramme S. and Rüttinger B. (2000). Knowledge acquisition in ecological product design: the effects of computer-mediated communication and elicitation method. Behaviour & Information Technology, 19 (5), 315-327.

    Sauer J. (2000). Prospective memory: a secondary task with promise. Applied Ergonomics, 31, 131-137.

    Sauer J., Zimolong B. and Ingendoh S. (2000). Maintaining production quality in advanced mechanical engineering organizations: The compensatory function of the CNC-machine operator. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 10 (4), 465-480.

    Sauer J., Wastell D. and Hockey G.R.J. (2000). A conceptual framework for designing micro-worlds for complex work domains: a case study of the Cabin Air Management System. Computers in Human Behavior, 16, 45-58.

    Sauer J., Wastell D. and Hockey G.R.J. (1999). Multiple-task performance on a computer-simulated life support system during a space mission simulation. Acta Astronautica, 44 (1), 43-52.

    Sauer J., Hockey G.R.J. and Wastell D. (1999). Maintenance of complex performance during a 135-day spaceflight simulation. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 70 (3), 236-244.

    Sauer J., Hockey G.R.J. and Wastell D. (1999). Performance evaluation in analogue space environments: adaptation during an 8-month Antarctic wintering-over expedition. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 70 (3), 230-235.

    Rivolier J., Bachelard C., Cazes G., Gaud R., Le-Scanff C., Rosnet E., Novikov M., Gushin V., Efimov V., Eskov K., Vinokhodova A., Hockey G.R.J. and Sauer J. (1998). A methodological study in a space flight simulation context. European Review of Applied Psychology, 48 (3), 211-212.

    Shryane N.M., Westerman S.J., Crawshaw C.M., Hockey G.R.J. and Sauer J. (1998). Task analysis for the investigation of human error in safety-critical software design: a convergent methods approach. Ergonomics, 41 (11), 1719-1736.

    Hockey G.R.J., Wastell D. and Sauer J. (1998). Effects of sleep deprivation and user interface on complex performance: a multilevel analysis of compensatory control. Human Factors, 40 (2), 233-253.

    Sauer J., Wastell D. and Hockey G.R.J. (1997). Skill maintenance in extended spaceflight: A human factors analysis of space and analogue work environments. Acta Astronautica, 39 (8), 579-587.

    Sauer J. and Anderson N. (1992). Have we misread the psychology of innovation? A case study from two NHS hospitals. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 13 (2), 17-21.