Mag. Susanne Schmehl

Field of research: Human Ethology, Evolutionary Psychology, Usability & User Experience, Human-computer Interaction, Cultural Differences, Human-Environment Interaction,


Selected Publications:

SCHMEHL, S., & OBERZAUCHER, E. (2014) Multimodal communication. In LaFreniere, P. & Weisfeld, G. (Eds.) Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Approach, pp. 231-255. New York: Linus Learning.

MAYER, C., MORANDELL, M., GIRA, M., SILI, M., PETZOLD, M., FAGEL, S., ... & SCHMEHL, S. (2013). User interfaces for older adults. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. User and Context Diversity, 142-150. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

BOBETH, J., SCHREITTER, S., SCHMEHL, S., DEUTSCH, S., & TSCHELIGI, M. (2013). User-Centered Design between Cultures: Designing for and with Immigrants. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8120, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013: 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, 713-720. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

BOBETH, J., SCHMEHL, S., KRUIJFF, E., DEUTSCH, S., & TSCHELIGI, M. (2012). Evaluating performance and acceptance of older adults using freehand gestures for TV menu control. In Proceedings of the 10th European conference on Interactive TV and video, 35-44. ACM (received Alex Carmichael award for accessibility).

Oberzaucher, E., KAtina s., Schmehl S., Holzleitner I., MEHU-Blantar, I., & Grammer, K. (2012). The myth of hidden ovulation. Shape and texture changes in the face during the menstrual cycle.Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 4, 163-175.

schmehl, S., Deutsch, S., Schrammel, J., PALETTA, L., & Tscheligi, M. (2011). Directed Cultural Probes: Detecting Barriers in the Usage of Public Transportation. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6946. Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2011: 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, 404-441. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

GRAMMER, K., OBERZAUER, E., & SCHMEHL, S. (2011). Embodiment and Expressive Communication on the Internet. In Kappas, A. and Krämer N.C. (Eds.) Face-to-face Communication over the Internet: Emotions in a Web of Culture, Language and Social Interaction, pp. 237-279. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schmehl, S. (2009) Sex differences in humor appreciation: An ethological approach. Master Thesis at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria.


SOROKOWSKA, A., SOROKOWSKI, P., CANTARERO, K.,… , SCHMEHL, S.,… PIERCE, J.D. (submitted) Preferred interpersonal distance: a global comparative analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

SCHMEHL, S., MASUCH. K., & OBERZAUCHER, E.(in prep.) My very own bubble: Personal space is the driving force behind seat choice in public transport.

SCHMEHL, S., DEUTSCH, S., SCHRAMMEL, J., & TSCHELIGI, M. (in prep.) Sex does Matter: Effects of Experimenters Sex on Usability Evaluation.

OBERZAUCHER, E., MASUCH, K., & SCHMEHL, S. (in prep.) Risk taking behaviour and risk perception in public space.

MASUCH. K., OBERRAUCH, S., RATZENBÖCK, S., WALTENBERGER, L., SCHMEHL, S., & OBERZAUCHER, E. (in prep.) Communication via bathroom graffiti: Sex differences in content and territoriality.

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