User Experience in Authentication Research: A Survey

Lydia Kraus, Jan Niklas Antons, Felix Kaiser, Sebastian Möller


We present a structured literature survey of User Experience (UX) dimensions and influencing factors in authentication research. The survey is based on authentication papers presented between 2010 and 2015 on the major human-computer interaction (HCI) and usable privacy and security (UPS) venues. 19% of the found papers include UX topics. Those papers show that there is a variety of ways how authentication research can profit from UX. Nevertheless, UX is often rather a by-product and not recognized as a field of study. We further discuss opportunities and challenges of including UX in authentication research.


 DOI: 10.21437/PQS.2016-12

Cite as: Kraus, L., Antons, J.N., Kaiser, F., Möller, S. (2016) User Experience in Authentication Research: A Survey. Proc. 5th ISCA/DEGA Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS 2016), 34-38, DOI: 10.21437/PQS.2016-12.


@inproceedings{Kraus2016,
  author={Lydia Kraus and Jan Niklas Antons and Felix Kaiser and Sebastian Möller},
  title={User Experience in Authentication Research: A Survey},
  year=2016,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th ISCA/DEGA Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS 2016)},
  pages={34--38},
  doi={10.21437/PQS.2016-12},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/PQS.2016-12}
}