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 two research activities with a total of seven research associates. Four of them pursue a PhD.