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: “Fachhochschule Oberösterreich”).

My 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 in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Visualization (InfoVis) and Interaction Design (IxD).

Since Aug 2016, I am also 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.

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).

I 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.

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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


  • 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

    Honorable Mention Paper Award at CHI 2017

    Is Two Enough?! Studying Benefits, Barriers, and Biases of Multi-Tablet Use for Collaborative Visualization.

  • 03/2017TEI

    Best Paper Award at TEI 2017

     What a Life!: Building a Framework for Constructive Assemblies

  • 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

    Best Demo Award at ACM ITS 2014

    Demonstrating HuddleLamp: Spatially-Aware Mobile Displays for Ad-hoc Around-the-Table Collaboration.

  • 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

  • 10/2013VEUK

    Prize of the Alumni Organization of the University of Konstanz (VEUK)

    Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation.

  • 09/2011INTRCT

    Best Poster Award at INTERACT 2011

    NAVI – A navigational aid for visually impaired based on Microsoft Kinect.

  • 05/2011CHI

    Honorable Mention Paper Award at CHI 2011

    Materializing the Query with Facet-Streams – A Hybrid Surface for Collaborative Search on Tabletops.

  • 11/2007INFOVIS

    3rd Place in IEEE InfoVis Contest 2007

    Blockbuster – A Visual Explorer for Motion Picture Data.

  • 10/2007VEUK

    Prize of the Alumni Organization of the University of Konstanz (VEUK)

    Outstanding Master Thesis.