About me

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).

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  • present01/2015

    Professor of User Experience and Interaction Design

    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg

  • 12/201404/2013

    Research Associate & Postdoc

    Intel ICRI Cities, Professor Yvonne Rogers, University College London

  • 02/201301/2007

    Research Assistant

    Human-Computer Interaction Group, Professor Harald Reiterer, University of Konstanz

  • 07/201104/2011

    Research Intern

    Microsoft Research Cambridge

  • 04/201010/2009

    Research Visitor & Visiting Student

    Microsoft Research Cambridge & University of Cambridge

  • 12/200612/2005

    IT Officer (DV Angestellter)

    Human-Computer Interaction Group, University of Konstanz

  • 12/200509/2003

    Student Research and Teaching Assistant

    Human-Computer Interaction Group, University of Konstanz

  • 09/200608/2001

    Freelancer (Interaction Design & UI Development)

    Hans-Christian Jetter IT-Services


  • 05/201701/2015

    Awarded with title Fachhochschul-Professor (FH-Prof.)

    University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

  • 03/201301/2007

    Doctoral degree Dr. rer. nat. (grade: summa cum laude)

    University of Konstanz

  • 03/201301/2008

    Associated Member of DFG Research Training Group GRK 1042 'Explorative Analysis and Visualization of Large Information Spaces'

    University of Konstanz

  • 04/201010/2009

    Visiting Student

    NanoPhotonics Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

  • 01/200702/2004

    Master of Science Information Engineering (M.Sc.)
    grade: with distinction

    University of Konstanz

  • 02/200410/1999

    Bachelor of Science Information Engineering (B.Sc.)

    University of Konstanz

Awards & Grants

  • 05/2017CHI
  • 03/2017TEI
  • 10/2016NEOS

    Creative Space for Linz: Concept for a public maker space & café for open innovation and digital prototyping, Co-Author: Thomas Plank

    Awarded with EUR 6,000 from the NEOS Innovation Award for Urban Development of the City of Linz.

  • 10/2016FH OÖ

    FH Upper Austria Project SCOLA

    Acquired 2-year funding from FH Upper Austria for project SCOLA (“Smart Collaboration for Industrial Applications”) from FH Upper Austria. Total project volume: 0.1 Mio Euro. 

  • 08/2016FFG


    Acquired 4-year funding from Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)  for COIN project USIVIS (“User-Centered Visualization of Big Data”). Total project volume: 0.93 Mio Euro. 

  • 11/2014Airbus

    Airbus Defence and Space Research Award Claude Dornier 2014

    Award for Doctoral Dissertation “Design and Implementation of Post-WIMP Interactive Spaces with the ZOIL Paradigm”. EUR 3,000

  • 11/2014ITS
  • 04/2014EPSRC

    EPSRC Vacation Bursary and UCL CS Departmental Internship Bursary

    Acquired funding for 3 research interns in HuddleLamp project. approx. EUR 12,000

  • 02/2014MSR

    Microsoft Research PhD scholarship (3 years), PIs: Nic Marquardt, Yvonne Rogers, Christian Jetter

    Acquired grant for a three year PhD Project at UCLIC from MSR Cambridge on “Ad-hoc Cross-Device Interactions” (PhD student: Frederik Brudy). approx EUR 126,000, 50% from Microsoft Research, 50% from UCL CS Impact Award