Centre for Human-Computer Interaction

  • Jakob Haringer Straße 8

    5020 Salzburg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Center for Human-Computer Interaction is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Salzburg. Established in 2005 as research unit at the former ICT&S Center, currently approx. 40 researchers study the interplay between humans and computers in order to enable desired interactions and explore desirable futures. The Center is directed by Professor Manfred Tscheligi who is a widely recognized expert in the field.


We are committed to contemporary HCI thinking and address current research questions, while also valuing established methodology and formerly prevalent domains. In our research activities (e.g., a seven-year basic research project on „Contextual Interfaces“, focusing on contextual qualities and interaction in factories and cars), we acknowledge that interactions are situated, i.e., they are heavily dependent on the concrete and specific characteristics of the context in which they take place. Our research is devoted to rich (ethnomethodologically informed) studies, for which we continuously refine and develop methods in order to satisfy the situated, contextual nature of interactions. Related interaction designs are, on one hand, informed by those studies, aiming for user experiences that reflect the situated qualities of specific (and sometimes challenging) contexts. On the other hand, we consider design methods and processes as legitimate modes of inquiry, providing means for critical reflection and exploration. Additionally, we reflect on the according methodological challenges and opportunities that come along with contextual.interaction.design.research.



Faculty Members


Manfred Tscheligi (Director)

Alexander Meschtscherjakov


Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


Research Output

Automation Experience across Domains: Designing for Intelligibility, Interventions, Interplay and Integrity

Fröhlich, P., Baldauf, M., Palanque, P., Roto, V., Meneweger, T., Tscheligi, M., Becerra, Z. M. & Paternò, F., 2020, Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1 8 p. (CHI EA ’20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chase Lights in the Peripheral View: How the Design of Moving Patterns on an LED Strip Influences the Perception of Speed in an Automotive Context

Meschtscherjakov, A., Döttlinger, C., Kaiser, T. & Tscheligi, M., 25 Apr 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1 5 p. (CHI ’20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Best Paper "A persuasive interactive mannequin for shop windows"

Wolfgang Reitberger (Recipient), Alexander Meschtscherjakov (Recipient), Thomas Mirlacher (Recipient), Thomas Scherndl (Recipient), Hermann Huber (Recipient) & Manfred Tscheligi (Recipient), 2009


Best Paper Award at ACE'16 conference

Bernhard Maurer (Recipient), 2016



JPI Urban Europe AGORA

Irina Elena Paraschivoiu (Participant)
18 May 202019 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution to an event

Paper presentation: A Multi-stakeholder Process of Designing a City Platform for Sustainable Behavior: Lessons Learned

Irina Elena Paraschivoiu (Speaker)
21 Apr 2020

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentationscience to science / art to art

Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (External organisation)

Alexander Meschtscherjakov (Leadership)
2020 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of research committee