Our epistemological interest is to enhance knowledge about experiential and material use and design practices that include interactions with interactive artifacts by reflecting on the status quo and envisioning future states. Both theoretical and design work characterize our research.

Main Research Topics

  • Materials and Materiality
  • Experience and User Experience (UX)
  • Use, use practices, appropriated use, and non-use of interactive artefacts

Our theoretical work is based on empirical data of specific application areas. On one hand, we address use in various contexts, such as fabrication and human-work interaction design (HWID). On the other hand, we focus on design by researching and contributing to design processes (e.g., Research through Design).

With our work, we aim to provide theoretical and methodological framings, vocabularies, structures, approaches, and implications to inform research. Thus, we focus on basic research in the area of HCI (literally) and IxD (addressing users and/or designers).

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Aslan, Ilhan; Meneweger, Thomas; Fuchsberger, Verena; Tscheligi, Manfred

Sharing Touch Interfaces: Proximity-Sensitive Touch Targets for Tablet-Mediated Collaboration Inproceedings

ICMI '15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM on International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, pp. 279–286, 2015.

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Fuchsberger, Verena; Murer, Martin; Tscheligi, Manfred

Time and Design: Seven Sensitivities Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, pp. 581–586, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2015, ISSN: 978-1-4503-3305-4.

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Fuchsberger, Verena; Murer, Martin; Tscheligi, Manfred; Lindtner, Silvia; Reiter, Andreas; Bardzell, Shaowen; Bardzell, Jeffrey; Bjørn, Pernille

Workshop: The Future of Making: Where Industrial and Personal Fabrication Meet Inproceedings

Critical Alternatives 2015, 2015.

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Meneweger, Thomas; Obrist, Marianna; Tscheligi, Manfred

Meanings of a Blurred Mobile-Home Context for People aged 50plus Inproceedings

INTERACT 2015 Adjunct Proceedings: 15th IFIP TC. 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 335–341, University of Bamberg Press, Bamberg, Germany, 2015.


Meneweger, Thomas; Wurhofer, Daniela; Fuchsberger, Verena; Tscheligi, Manfred

Working Together with Industrial Robots: Experiencing Robots in a Production Environment Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 833–838, 2015.

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Wurhofer, Daniela; Fuchsberger, Verena; Meneweger, Thomas; Moser, Christiane; Tscheligi, Manfred

Insights from UX Research in the Factory: What to Consider in Interaction Design Inproceedings

Proceedings of Human Work Interaction Design, 2015.

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Wurhofer, Daniela; Meneweger, Thomas; Fuchsberger, Verena; Tscheligi, Manfred

Deploying Robots in a Production Environment: A Study on Temporal Transitions of Workers' Experiences Inproceedings

Abascal, Julio; Barbosa, Simone; Fetter, Mirko; Gross, Tom; Palanque, Philippe; Winckler, Marco (Ed.): Proceedings of INTERACT 2015, pp. 203–220, Springer International Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-22697-2.

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Wurhofer, Daniela

Temporal Transitions of User Experience Inproceedings

Adjunct Proceedings of Interact 2015, pp. 21–25, 2015.



Fuchsberger, Verena; Murer, Martin; Meneweger, Thomas; Tscheligi, Manfred

Capturing the In-Between of Interactive Artifacts and Users: A Materiality-Centered Approach Inproceedings

NordiCHI '14: The 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Proceedings, pp. 451–460, 2014.

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Fuchsberger, Verena; Murer, Martin; Wurhofer, Daniela; Meneweger, Thomas; Neureiter, Katja; Meschtscherjakov, Alexander; Tscheligi, Manfred

The Multiple Layers of Materiality Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2014 Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, pp. 73–76, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2014, ISSN: 978-1-4503-2903-3.

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Meneweger, Thomas; Wurhofer, Daniela; Obrist, Marianna; Beck, Elke; Tscheligi, Manfred

Characteristics of Narrative Textual Data Linked to User Experiences Inproceedings

CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2605–2610, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2014, ISSN: 978-1-4503-2474-8.



Buchner, Roland; Wurhofer, Daniela; Weiss, Astrid; Tscheligi, Manfred

Robots in Time: How User Experience in Human-Robot Interaction Changes over Time Inproceedings

ICSR International Conference on Social Robotics, 2013.