Johanna Kluge, M.A.
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Johanna Kluge, M.A.

Johanna Kluge is a research assistant for the Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCIC) and the Chair for Communication Science at RWTH Aachen University. She earned her master's degree in sociology and communication science with the thesis "Gesundheit ist Silber, Schönheit ist Gold? Kontextabhängige Akzeptanz invasiver Medizintechnik" (Health is silver, beauty is golden? Contextual acceptance of invasive medical technology).

Communication and acceptance of medical technology are also the focus of her work at the HCIC: Within the research project "Face," Johanna Kluge helps to develop a sensitive information and communication strategy which is aimed at patients with congenital or developmental misalignment or misshaping of either maxilla or mandible (dysgnathia). The goal is to support patients before, during, and after the necessary surgical procedure in order to prevent mental abberations and adjustment disorders due to the oftentimes significant change of their facial appearance.

Another research focus is on technology acceptance: Johanna Kluge is part of "TIGER," a project funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety. In this project, she explores factors that influence the acceptance of deep geothermal energy, an, as of yet, relatively unknown form of regenerative energy, so that communication and acceptance of the general population can be taken into account when planning future geothermal projects.



  • Kluge, Johanna & Ziefle, Martina (2016). As simple as possible and as complex as necessary - A communication kit for geothermal energy projects. In F.F.-H. Nah and C.-H. Tan (Eds.): HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations: Information Systems (HCIBGO 2016) Part II, LNCS 9752, pp. 171–182, 2016. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39399-5_17. ISBN 978-3-319-39398-8. Zugehöriges Projekt: TIGER (BMWi)

  • Zaunbrecher, Barbara; Kluge, Johanna & Ziefle, Martina (2016). Exploring mental models of geothermal energy among laypeople in Germany as hidden drivers for acceptance. Proceedings of the11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES2016.0398, 1-13 (2016) – SDEWES, 4-9th September, Lisbon, Portugal. Zugehörige Projekte: UFO (FUENE, DFG Exini) & TIGER (BMWi).


  • Kluge, Johanna, Kowalewski, Sylvia & Ziefle, Martina  (2015). Inside the user’s mind-Perception of risks and benefits of unknown technologies, exemplified by geothermal energy. In: V.G. Duffy (Ed.): DHM 2015, Part I, LNCS 9184, pp. 324–334. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21073-5_33. Print ISBN 978-3-319-21072-8 Zugehöriges Projekt: TIGER (BMWi)   PDF

  • Wirtz-Brückner, Simone;Jakobs, Eva-Maria; Kowalewski, Sylvia; Kluge, Johanna & Ziefle, Martina (2015): The Potential of Facebook for Communicating Complex Technologies using the example of Deep Geothermal Energy. In: Proceedings of the ProComm 2015 (pp. 1-10), Limerick, IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2015.7235811.ISBN: 978-1-4799-3374-7 Zugehöriges Projekt: TIGER (BMWi)   PDF


  • Bremen, Luisa; Kluge, Johanna; Modabber, Ali; Goloborodko, Evgeny; Ziefle, Martina & Hölzle, Frank (2014). Two faces and a hand scan"-Pre- and postoperative insights of patients undergoing an orthognathic surgery. In: C. Stephanidis. HCII 2014. CCIS 435 (pp.389-394). HCI 2014. New York: Springer, International Publishing, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-07853-3. Zugehöriges Projekt: FACE (ERS DFG Exini)

  • Kowalewski, Sylvia; Borg, Anna; Kluge, Johanna; Himmel, Simon; Trevisan, Bianka; Eraßme, Denise; Martina Ziefle & Jakobs, Eva-Maria (2014). Modelling the influence of human factors on the perception of renewable energies. Taking geothermics as an example. In Ben Amala & Brian Dalgetty (Eds.). Advances in Human Factors, Software and System Engineering (pp. 155-162). AHFE Conference © 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4951-2096-1. Zugehöriges Projekt: TIGER (BMWi)   PDF

  • Trevisan, Bianka; Eraßme, Denise, Hemig, Tim; Kowalewski, Sylvia, Kluge, Johanna; Himmel, Simon; Borg, Anna, Jakobs, Eva-Maria & Ziefle, Martina Facebook as a source for human-centred engineering. Web Mining-based reconstruction of stakeholder perspectives on energy systems.In T. Ahram, W. Karwowski and T. Marek (eds.) 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2014) pp. 5688-5699. ISBN 978-1-4951-1572-1 Zugehöriges Projekt: TIGER (BMWi)   PDF


  • Klack, Lars; Wilkowska, Wiktoria, Kluge, Johanna & Ziefle, Martina (2013). Telemedical vs. conventional heart patient monitoring – A survey study with German physicians. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 29(4), 376-383. ISSN: 0266-4623 Zugehöriges Projekt: eHealth (DFG Exini)   PDF

  • Kluge, Johanna & Ziefle, Martina (2013). Health is silver, beauty is golden? How the usage context influences the acceptance of an invasive technology. In Louis Marinos & Ionnis Askoxylakis (Eds.). HAS/HCII 2013. LNCSuman Aspects, Information Security, Privacy and Trust. LNCS 8030.pp.110-118. Proceedings of the 15th HCI International. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-39344-0

  • Kowalewski, Sylvia; Kluge, Johanna & Ziefle Martina (2013). Integrating Potential Users Into the Development of A Medical Wrist Watch in Four Steps. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.). Posters. Part II. Proceedings of the 15th HCI International, CCIS 374, pp. 183-186. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-39475-1 Zugehöriges Projekt: CardioClock (industriegefördert)