The Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg is funding a collaborative research project between the University of Luxembourg’s Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group, the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-Technical Cybersecurity (IRISC) at the SnT, and the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST). Together they will address the critical topic of dark patterns* in online services.
*Dark patterns are interface designs “that benefit an online service by coercing, steering or deceiving users into making decisions that, if fully informed and capable of selecting alternatives, they would not make” (Mathur, 2019).
You will support the research team to devise a taxonomy of dark patterns and study the effect of dark patterns on user behaviour empirically. The project goal is to define interventions that will enable educators, designers, engineers and regulators to repel the use of dark patterns in online services. More generally, you will support the research group’s expertise in User Experience design for socio-technical security.
As part of the Human-Computer Interaction Group, you are expected to:
Applications should be submitted online and include:
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.
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|Title||Postdoctoral position in the field of Human-Computer Interaction|
|Employer||University of Luxembourg|
|Job location||6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg|
|Published||April 9, 2021|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Computer and Society,   Human-computer Interaction,   Applied Psychology,   Behavioural Science  |