Nadine Wagener

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Digital Media Lab
MZH, Room 6060
Bibliothekstr. 5
D-28359 Bremen


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Research Interests

  • main field: digital mental health and well-being
  • within this field: focusing on VR/AR, including smartwatches
    • How can technologies, in particular VR, be designed so that users understand their inner states?
    • How can VR provide scaffolding and guidance so that users understand themselves better?
  • self-care, mindfulness, self-reflection, emotion induction, emotion regulation, relaxation, skills development in the field of mental well-being
  • modalities in VR, e.g. haptic feedback, auditory feedback
  • target group: users of technologies who feel mentally stable and those who feel the need for improvement (e.g. those who struggle with depression)

Projects and publications


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Selected publications:

SelVReflect: A Guided VR Experience Fostering Reflection on Personal Challenges. Nadine Wagener, Leon Reicherts, Nima Zargham, Natalia Bartłomiejczyk, Ava Elizabeth Scott, Katherine Wang, Marit Bentvelzen, Evropi Stefanidi, Thomas Mildner, Yvonne Rogers, Jasmin Niess. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

VeatherReflect: Employing Weather as Qualitative Representation of Stress Data in Virtual Reality. Nadine Wagener, Marit Bentvelzen, Bastian Dänekas, Paweł W Woźniak, Jasmin Niess. In Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference.

Mood worlds: A virtual environment for autonomous emotional expression. Nadine Wagener, Jasmin Niess, Yvonne Rogers, Johannes Schöning. In Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

The role of mobile and virtual reality applications to support well-being: An expert view and systematic app review. Nadine Wagener, Tu Dinh Duong, Johannes Schöning, Yvonne Rogers, Jasmin Niess. In Proceedings of the 2021 NTERACT Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.