The use of interactive systems has developed steadily in recent years. Increasing automation, digitisation and networking have made user data a sought-after resource in today's world. The acquisition, accumulation and storage of this data can have varying and sometimes negative consequences for users. On the other hand, the use of “smart” systems offers a high potential of support, simplification, adaptation and fundamentally new functions. This means that users have to weigh up the risks and benefits of data disclosure.
This research group examines which factors play a role in this consideration. Different contexts such as online shopping, networked vehicles or smart homes are investigated. The findings are also incorporated into the design of corresponding interfaces, which focus on factors such as transparency, acceptance and learning facilitation.