About me

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

I am a computer scientist, Professor of User Experience and Interaction Design, and head of my research group HIVE (Human Interfaces & Virtual Environments) at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus (or just “FH Upper Austria”).

I am particularly interested in human-computer interaction (HCI) and human-data interaction (HDI). Therefore, my team of nine researchers designs, implements, and studies novel ubiquitous and collaborative technologies for exploring, visualizing, and making sense of complex data sets and models.

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).

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

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