About me

My name is Hans-Christian Jetter but I usually just go by Christian.

I am a computer scientist and Professor of User Experience and Interaction Design in the Department of Software Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg (or just “FH Upper Austria”). My position is roughly equivalent to that of an Associate Professor in the US or Senior Lecturer in the UK.

I am interested in human-data interaction. More specifically, I am trying to enable individuals or teams to interactively explore, visualize, and make sense of data. To achieve this, I am designing, protoyping, and evaluating novel user interfaces with expressive data visualizations and representations for different kinds of computing devices. Ideally, interacting with these system feels “natural” or “intuitive” and creates meaningful human-data experiences.

Consequently, my research focuses on the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), ubiquitous computing (UbiComp), information visualization (InfoVis), and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW).

I am currently leading two research projects and a research activity with a total of six research associates from which four pursue a PhD.


I teach HCI, interaction design, usability engineering, information visualization, and research methods to students in the master degree programs Human-Centered Computing and Information Engineering and Management as well as in the bachelor and master degree programs Software Engineering and Communication and Knowledge Media.

Before becoming a professor in 2015 and being tenured as “Fachhochschul-Professor” in 2017, 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).