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, Hagenberg Campus (or just “FH Upper Austria”).

As the head of the research group HIVE (Human Interfaces & Virtual Environments), I am working in the field of human-computer interaction and am currently leading a research project (USIVIS), a work package (DISMOSIM), three industry projects (WLM, Tributech, Miba), and a team of nine research associates.

My position is roughly equivalent to that of an Associate Professor in the US or Senior Lecturer in the UK.

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 and Information Engineering and Management as well as in the bachelor and master degree programs Software Engineering and Communication and Knowledge Media.