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Dr. Kathrin Röderer

Dr. Kathrin Röderer




Technology Experience

Competence Unit

Experience Contexts and Tools




+43 50550 4593


Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna


Field: Capturing Experience

Main Research: User behavior, evaluation, sustainability

Experience: Kathrin Röderer is an environmental psychologist with many years of experience in investigating the influence of the environment on human perception and behavior. She worked on the relationship between nature and wellbeing and was involved in several national and international research projects on environmental awareness and behavior change in the context of persuasive interfaces and interaction concepts. At AIT, she is part of the Technology Experience group, focusing on sustainable user behavior.

  • 2008-2012: Researcher
    Institut for Environmental Health, Medical University of Vienna / Austria
  • 2012-2014: HCI Researcher
    CURE - Center for Usability Research & Engineering / Vienna, Austria
  • seit 2009: Netzwerk Psychologie und Umwelt, Vorsitzende seit 2012
  • seit 2011: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Fachgruppe Umweltpsychologie
  • seit 2010: International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS)
  • Seit 2013: Mitherausgeberin der Zeitschrift Umweltpsychologie


  • Are nature lovers happy? On various indicators of well-being and connectedness with nature.
    Author(s): Cervinka, R., Röderer, K., Hefler, E.
    Journal: Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (2012) ; 379-388
  • The influence of control and related variables on commuting stress.
    Author(s): Sposato, R. G., Röderer, K., Cervinka, R.
    Journal: Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15 (5) (2012) ; 581-587
  • The Restorative Effects of Redesigning the Schoolyard: A Multi-Methodological, Quasi-Experimental Study in Rural Austrian Middle Schools.
    Author(s): Kelz, C., Evans, G. W., Röderer, K.
    Journal: Environment & Behavior, 47 (2) (2013) ; 119-139
  • Evaluation of hospital gardens and implications for design. Benefits from environmental psychology for architecture and landscape planning.
    Author(s): Cervinka, R., Röderer, K., Hämmerle, I.
    Journal: Journal of Architectural and Planning Research., 31 (1) (2014) ; 43-56
  • Adolescent’s memorized drawings of their window views as a measure of exposure to nature - a pilot study in a rural area
    Author(s): Kelz, C. & Röderer, K.
    Journal: Umweltpsychologie, 18 (2) (2014) ; 53-66
  • Watch your Emissions: Persuasive Strategies and Choice Architecture for Sustainable Decisions in Urban Mobility
    Author(s): Bothos, E., Prost, S., Schrammel, J., Röderer, K., Mentzas, G.
    Journal: PsychNology, 12 (3) (2014) ; 107-126
  • Mensch und Umwelt: Umweltpsychologische Forschung in Österreich
    Author(s): Brudermann, T., Kelz, C., Klettner, S., Röderer, K., Seebauer, S., Wicher, M.
    Journal: Psychologie in Österreich, 2 (2015) ; 116-125
  • Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstellen aus umweltpsychologischer Perspektive. Einführung zum Schwerpunktthema
    Author(s): Röderer, K., Schwarze, A.
    Journal: Umweltpsychologie, 19 (2) (2015) ; 6-18
  • Playing (with) Democracy: A Review of Gamified Participation Approaches
    Author(s): Thiel, S-K., Reisinger, M., Röderer, K., Fröhlich, P.
    Journal: JeDEM – eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 8 (3) (2016) ; 32-60
  • Mental representations of nature – the importance of well-being. ;
    Vulnerability, risks, and complexity: Impacts of global change on human habitats.

    Author(s): Röderer, K., Cervinka, R.
    Publisher: Hogrefe; Göttingen; 2012; 243-254; 978-0-88937-435-5
    Series: S. Kabisch, A. Kunath, P. Schweizer-Ries, A. Steinführer ; Advances in people-environment studies.
  • From bottom-up insights to feature ideas: A case study into the office environments of older knowledge workers. ;
    Human Work Interaction Design. Work Analysis and Interaction Design Methods for Pervasive and Smart Workplaces

    Author(s): Gattol, V., Bobeth, J., Röderer, K., Egger, S., Regal, G., Lehner, U., Tscheligi, M.
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing; 2015; 83-96; 978-3-319-27048-7
    Series: J. A. Nocera, B. R. Barricelli, A. Lopes, P. Campos & T. Clemmensen; IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology.
  • Engaging Bystanders Using Persuasive Technology: A Meta-analysis of Influencing Factors on Moral Courage;
    Persuasive Technology: Development of Persuasive and Behavior Change Support Systems

    Author(s): Röderer, K., Himmelsbach, J., Schwarz, S., Tscheligi, M.
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Cham; 2019; 978-3-030-17286-2
    Series: Oinas-Kukkonen H., Win K., Karapanos E., Karppinen P., Kyza E.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Contextualise! Personalise! Persuade!: A Mobile HCI Framework for Behaviour Change Support Systems.
    Author(s): Prost, S., Schrammel, J., Röderer, K., Tscheligi, M.
    Conference MobileHCI '13, München
    Proceedings M. Rohs, A. Schmidt, D. Ashbrook, E. Rukzio; Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services; 510-515
  • Bon Voyage – a persuasive multimodal collectible card game
    Author(s): Röderer, K., Millonig, A., Froschauer, J., Heiml, M.
    Conference Persuasive Technology 2016, Salzburg
    Proceedings A. Meschtscherjakov, B. De Ruyter, V. Fuchsberger, M. Murer & M. Tscheligi; Adjunct Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; 67-70
  • "I'm too old for this!": influence of age on perception of gamified public participation
    Author(s): Thiel, S.-K., Reisinger, M., Röderer, K.
    Conference MUM'16, Rovaniemi, Finland
    Proceedings ACM; Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia; 343-346
  • Inclusive Gamified Participation: Who are we inviting and who becomes engaged?
    Author(s): Thiel, S.-K., Reisinger, M., Röderer, K., Baldauf, M.
    Conference Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
  • Empowering Sustainable Change: Emergence of Transforming Wellbeing Theory
    Author(s): Stibe, A., Röderer, K., Reisinger, R., Nyström, T.
    Conference PERSUASIVE 2019, Limassol, Cyprus
    Proceedings E. Kyza, P. Karppinen, E. Karapanos, K. Win, H. Oinas-Kukkonen; Adjunct Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; 51-55
  • I'm fine, thank you - Contextualizing Wellbeing and Mental Health for Persuasive Technologies
    Author(s): Reisinger, M., Röderer, K.
    Conference PERSUASIVE 2019, Limassol, Cyprus
  • Lernen außerhalb von Bildungsinstitutionen (Schwerpunkt Erwachsene) (2013)
    University of Vienna
  • Zur Bedeutung quantitative psychologischer Verfahren im Rahmen der DA (2012)
    Medical University of Vienna

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