EMOtive

Digital assistants such as smartphones support our everyday decision making. Digital devices not only facilitate our everyday life (for example helping us navigate in an unknown environment), but also influence our cognitive skills.

This research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation empirically investigates the effects of human emotions provoked under time pressure (e.g., stress) on our capacities to navigate with digital maps.

(Video in German)

Involved Researchers and Project Partners

  • Prof. Sara Irina Fabrikant and team, Department of Geography, Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis Unit, UZH
  • Prof. Kai-Florian Richter, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University (Sweden)
  • PD Dr. Markus Christen, Center for Ethics, UZH
  • Prof. Christoph Hölscher, D-GESS, Kognitionswissenschaften ETH
  • Prof. Daniel Montello, Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara (USA)
  • Annina Brügger, Department of Geography, Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis Unit, UZH
  • Sascha Credé, Department of Geography, Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis Unit, UZH

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Sara Irina Fabrikant

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