Collection and evaluation of basal attributes of living materials systems

Human behavioral decisions are complex cognitive and affective psychological processes with many determining factors. Consequently, we expect that a multitude of factors influence the acceptance of the novel materials systems developed in livMatS.

The aim of this project is to assess attitudes towards and predict the evaluation of living materials systems. A central tool will be the development and validation of computational models for this purpose.

To describe living materials systems, their main characteristics will be identified, and psychological considerations in recent technical advances will be taken into account. Following a top-down approach, the researchers within this project will develop possibly relevant concepts using structured interviews and focus groups during which experts provide relevant information. A bottom-up approach then begins with the creation of an exhaustive list of adjectives, followed by the selection of those concepts that are relevant for the evaluation of living materials systems. Finally, the results of the two approaches are integrated and verified.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Kiesel

Principal Investigators
Prof. Dr. Lore Hühn
Prof. Dr. Andrea Kiesel

Responsible Investigators
Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller
Dr. Michael Stumpf

Doctoral Researchers
Sabrina Livanec
Lisa Reuter