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In a few days, my adventures in Austria will come to an end.

The official start date of my new position as a Professor of Interaction Design and User Experience in the Institute of Multimedia and Interactive Systems at the University of Lübeck in Germany is on Aug 1st.

It has been exciting 5 years at Hagenberg with great experiences from teaching bright minds, explosive growth in research funding and team size, and many exciting cooperation projects with research and industry partners.

I am extremely grateful for the experiences I made here (including the very few negative ones) and would like to thank my team and all those in the faculty and administration at Hagenberg who supported my endeavors. I especially want to express my gratitude towards Christoph Anthes and all the members of the HIVE team. Without you, the last years would not have been possible!

After over 7 years abroad, I am thrilled to move back into my home country and to join a German university again to share the experiences and lessons learned from my years in the UK and Austria. It feels great to be back and to see that my work and sometimes unconventional career path is recognized in this way.

It will, once again, be hard work to establish a new research group, a team, a new lab, and a network of local and regional collaborators. But given my fantastic colleagues that I will work with and the beautiful town of Lübeck at the shores of the Baltic Sea, it will be worth every minute.

Thank you Austria. Hello Lübeck!

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17 posts
July 10th, 2020

New position at University of Lübeck

In a few days, my adventures in Austria will come to an end. The official start date of my new […]

November 9th, 2019

JRC LIVE: Human-Data Interaction for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Our HIVE group is supporting the new 2 Mio Euro JRC LIVE center (Josef Ressel Center for Real-time Value Network […]

October 17th, 2019

HIVE group featured in FH>>next magazine

The research of our HIVE group is featured in a German article and interview that was produced by our university […]

September 9th, 2019

Three times in a row: Hagenberg Team wins again at Usability Challenge 2019

At this year’s Mensch und Computer 2019 conference in Hamburg, a team of three Bachelor’s students (Malena Kronberger, Anne-Kathrin Rockenschaub […]

January 6th, 2019

Head of new research group HIVE (Human Interfaces & Virtual Environments)

Beginning with January 2019, I am heading the newly established joint research group “Human Interfaces & Virtual Environments” (HIVE) at […]

October 9th, 2018

Best Paper Award at CSCW 2018

Our team is very proud that our paper for ACM CSCW 2018 “Domino: A Descriptive Framework for Hybrid Collaboration and […]

September 28th, 2018

A Public Virtual Reality Experience Supported by the United Nations

Thanks to the support of the United Nations (UNHCR, UNICEF), we could contribute a public Virtual Reality experience to the […]

September 10th, 2018

Hagenberg Team wins again at Usability Challenge 2018

I am proud that my students Daniel Pühringer, Georg Strasser, Florian Müllner and Peter Gradauer made the first place in […]

August 10th, 2018

Two new HMI projects with Rosenbauer & Miba

We have successfully acquired two new industry projects as follow up activities to our FFG project USIVIS: First, we will […]

April 27th, 2018

Associate Chair at CHI 2019, Personal CHI Statistics

I am very happy to announce that I will serve as an Associate Chair (AC) in the subcommittee “User Experience […]

April 26th, 2018

PolarTrack at CHI 2018 (with Aarhus University, University of Konstanz & Microsoft Research)

I just returned from CHI 2018 where we successfully presented our full paper on PolarTrack. Roman Rädle did a fantastic […]

February 1st, 2018

DER STANDARD has published an article about my research

Konstanze Fassbinder from the Austrian national daily newspaper DER STANDARD has interviewed me about my research. The published article (unfortunately German-only) nicely […]

September 21st, 2017

Hagenberg Team wins Usability Challenge 2017

A team of Bachelor students from our Communication and Knowledge Media degree program in Hagenberg has won the Usability Challenge […]

June 6th, 2017

USIVIS@CHI in the news

The Austrian newspaper OÖNachrichten published a small piece on our work on May 20th. Thanks to Werner Kurschl for letting […]

May 12th, 2017

Back from CHI 2017

It was a fantastic conference again with inspiring talks, great discussions, and impressive research… I am especially thankful for the acknowledgement […]

March 30th, 2017

Honorable Mention at CHI 2017 and Best Paper at TEI 2017

I am very happy that two of my recent conference publications received awards at CHI and TEI.   Our paper “Is […]

August 26th, 2016

New project USIVIS: Join the team!

   I am looking for new team members (PhD students, postdocs, research scientists …) who are interested in interaction design […]