Verena Fuchsberger is Postdoc at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg. She has completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences and Psychology at the University of Innsbruck and finished her PhD in HCI at the University of Salzburg in 2015. In her research, Verena focuses on the agency of human and non-human actors in HCI and interaction design, i.e., the relations and associations between individuals (users, but also non-users, designers), materials and digital-physical artefacts. In particular, she is interested in the materiality of interactions as it occurs in different domains, contexts, and situations.


University of Innsbruck
* Media literacy and media education („Medienkompetenz und Medienbildung“) — 2011/12

University of Salzburg
* Seminar in Informatics (“SE aus Informatik”) — 2017/18
* Introduction to HCI („Einführung in die HCI“) — 2013, 2014, 2015
* Usability and User Experience Engineering — 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15
* HCI Innovation — 2012/13, 2013/14

Academic Services

  • Associate Chair at DIS 2016 to DIS 2018 (ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems)
  • Associate Chair at CHI 2017 (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), Interaction Beyond the Individual subcommittee
  • Associate Chair for Late-Breaking Work at CHI 2016 (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
  • Organizational Co-Chair & Proceedings Editor, International Conference on Persuasive Technologies 2016, Salzburg, Austria
  • Coordination of breakout sessions “Making by Innovation: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation Cultures“ (2016) and “Human-Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing Inequality” (2015), European Forum Alpbach, Austria European Forum Alpbach, Austria
  • Organizer expert summit “Rethinking Technology Innovation: Factories, Fabrication & Design Research”, Salzburg, Austria
  • Reviewer for various journals and conferences, e.g., CHI, TEI, DIS, DPPI, IxD&A, TOCHI, PUC, Journal of Applied Gerontology

Co-Supervison of Doctoral Theses

  • Alina Krischkowsky (ongoing): Technology in Uses: Negotiating the in-between of designer | user and design | use
  • Thomas Meneweger (ongoing): Experiencing Automation: UX and Practices with Automated Systems
  • Daniela Wurhofer (ongoing): Characterising Experiential Changes: Temporal Transitions of User Experience


MMag. Dr. Verena Fuchsberger

Center for Human-Computer Interaction
University of Salzburg

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Phone: +43 662 8044 4845



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Research Activities



Interrelating Materials, Artifacts, Interaction Designers, and Users

Conference Papers, Book Chapters








Workshop Organization

Position Papers etc.