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Vienna University of Technology
Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology

 Contact data
StreetArgentinierstrasse 8 / 187 
ZIP, City, Region 1040 - Wien (Vienna) 
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 Contact person

DI Wolfgang Spreicer
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50  number of researches: 33

 Central aim of organisation
We apply cutting-edge methodologies to design and evaluate technologies in lab and field based, participative user studies.

 Briefly describe your organisation
The Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology seeks to merge relevant technical/engineering and social sciences research with a practical contribution to the design of mobile, tangible and sensor-based technologies. We combine disciplines like informatics, engineering, psychology, sociology, medical-informatics, design and media arts. Our research application areas are on user interface design, interaction & information design, ambient assisted living, end-users inclusion & participation, acceptance & adoption of new technologies, motivations and experiences of users, ethics and social impact of information & communication technologies.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Government     
   - E-Commerce     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Tourism     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - Smart Cards and Access Systems     
   - ICT Application for Environment Management     
   - Industrial Application     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Computer Games, Simulation of Social Process     
   - Audiovisual Devices and Communication     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Digital Systems     
   - Archiving, Documentation     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - Usability Engineering     
- Systems- and Network Technology     
   - Internet Technologies     
   - Network and Broadband Technologies     
   - Pervasive Computing     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Automation     
   - Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Speech Technology     
   - Sensor Technology     
- Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Embedded Systems     
   - Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems     
- Radio Frequency Technologies     
   - RFID     
   - Wireless & Mobile Communication     

 ICT keywords
Human Computer Interaction, User Interface, Interaction Design, Interface Design, Human-Centered Computing, Information Design, Usability, User Experience, Ubiquitous Computing, Pervasive Computing, Display Ecologies, Inclusive Design, e-Inclusion, Ambient Assisted Living, Healthcare, User Centred Design, Participatory Design, Interpersonal Interaction, Ethics in HCI, Gender Studies, Persuasive Computing, Sustainability and HCI, Digital Games Studies, Game Design
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Ambient Assisted Living (Art. 169)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)
Stimulation and Support Projects

 Inserted / Updated
2013-10-07 / 2013-10-24