My name is Hans-Christian Jetter but I usually go by Christian.
Since Jan 2015, I am Professor of User Experience and Interaction Design and a permanent member of faculty in the Department of Software Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (in German: “FH Oberösterreich”). My research lab is located on the university’s campus in Hagenberg which is a small town very close to the city of Linz. So people also refer to my uni as “FH Hagenberg”.
At Hagenberg, I work as a researcher at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design (IxD), Information Visualization (InfoVis), Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), and Cognitive Science.
I also teach HCI, IxD, InfoVis, Usability Engineering, UI programming, and research methods to students in the Master degree program Human-Centered Computing and in the Bachelor and Master degree programs Software Engineering and Communication and Knowledge Media.
Since Aug 2016, I am leading the joint project group USIVIS (User-Centered Interactive Visualization) together with Peter Hofer from our School of Management. USIVIS is a research project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and my university to create novel user-centered tools for interactive visualization of big data.
I am also leading the project SCOLA (“Smart Collaboration for Industrial Applications”) together with Thomas Neumayr. In SCOLA, we explore how multi-user and multi-device collaboration can be used to support production and logistics in industry.
Before becoming a professor, I was a research associate and postdoc at University College London (UCL) in the Intel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable Connected Cities (ICRI). I also worked as research visitor and intern at Microsoft Research Cambridge.
I hold a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Information Engineering from the Human-Computer Interaction Group of the University of Konstanz in Germany where I also received my PhD in Computer Science in 2013 (summa cum laude).