Prepare for printing     
Center for Human-Computer Interaction

 Contact data
StreetJakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5 
ZIP, City, Region 5020 - Salzburg (Salzburg) 
Phone+43 662 8044 4800 
EmailSend Email
 Contact person

Azra Dizdar
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50  number of researches: 40

 Central aim of organisation
Th Center for HCI investigates the interplay between humans and technology, examining questions related to design, development, and evaluation.

 Briefly describe your organisation
The Center for Human-Computer Interaction investigates the interplay between humans and technology, specifically examining questions related to design, development, and evaluation of existing and emerging interaction systems and environments. The Center draws on the strengths of its interdisciplinary research teams and fosters excellence in research through a variety of national and European funded research projects and information exchanges. We are committed to contemporary HCI thinking and address current and upcoming research challenges, while also valuing established methodology and formerly prevalent domains as we work towards creating new methods. Established in 2005 as research unit at the former ICT&S Center, approximately 40 researchers (with diverse backgrounds in computer and communication science, psychologist, sociologists, designers, etc.) currently study HCI in order to enable desired interactions and explore desirable futures. The Center is directed by Professor Manfred Tscheligi who is a widely recognized expert in the field. Specialized research teams and dedicated contextual laboratories cover many dimensions of human-computer interaction and user experience, which allow for innovative, effective, and thorough work.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - Geographical Information Systems (GIS)     
   - Smart Cards and Access Systems     
   - Industrial Application     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Computer Graphics     
   - Pattern Processing     
   - Computer Games, Simulation of Social Process     
   - Audiovisual Devices and Communication     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Digital Systems     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Internet Technologies     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Automation     
   - Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Artificial Intelligence     

 ICT keywords
Computer Supported Cooperation, Contextual Persuasion, Embodied Interaction, User Experience
 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)

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects

 RTD Experience
HCI focuses on the analysis, design, evaluation, and implementation of existing and future interactive (computer-) systems and interactive environments. Together with research and industry partners, the aim is to design and develop interactive systems and services, and futurion interacion approachest that foster engaging experiences by considering various factors.

Our research is devoted to rich (ethnomethodologically informed) studies, for which we continuously refine and develop methods in order to satisfy the situated, contextual nature of interactions. Related interaction designs are informed by those studies, aiming for user experiences that reflect the situated qualities of specific contexts. Design methods and processes are also considered as legitimate modes of inquiry, providing means for critical reflection and exploration. Additionally, we contemplate methodological challenges and opportunities that come along with contextual, interaction, and design research.

 Inserted / Updated
2015-08-27 / 2018-03-06