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Media and Knowledge Technologies Research Center Hagenberg Campus

Our researchers in this field work intensively on the development of natural interactive environments for human beings and computers, communication and perception processes, augmented and mixed reality, visualization possibilities and the design of new media interfaces. Additionally, new learning and working environments as well as new didactic methods for tertiary education and organizational learning are realized.


Media Interaction Lab

The Media Interaction Lab is a research group for human-machine interfaces, applied computer graphics, and new interaction techniques (with interactive tables or walls). The laboratory is part of the Department of Digital Media, combining technical expertise with design expertise, starting from a basic understanding of the users and their problems. So, there are projects such as the meeting room of the future, the police operations center, the Active Office or a pressure sensitive film can be realized.


Knowledge Media & Engineering

The focus of this research group includes the design of learning and working environments for cooperative knowledge generation and communication, their implementation (in the form of social networks and collaborative and adaptive systems), and their introduction in the field of organizational learning. In addition, knowledge-based systems can be realized by Semantic Web technologies. Current projects deal with the support of thinking processes in design and development, as well as evaluation of educational models and (semantic) technologies to support the generation of knowledge in the design and development of frameworks for the systematic extraction, analysis, visualization and exploration of networked knowledge in an enterprise as a basis for knowledge management.

Playful Interactive Environments

Integrating research of interactive and time-based media at the interface between games and animation. Linking the competencies in the Department for Digital Media (MTD, DA, and IM). Identification and investigation of innovative fields of application and utilization of these disciplines in various fields such as economy, society, health, art and advertising.


Intergenerational Co-located Play for Old and Young

According to the WHO the number of elderly persons (65+) in western countries will increase considerably in the following years (prediction: 34% of the…   mehr
Participants: Holzmann | Lankes
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. Michael Lankes
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

BF-SCOLA (Smart Collaboration for Industrial Applications)

The ever-increasing digitalization of production (“Industry 4.0”) leads to new challenges at monitoring and controlling technical production processes.…   mehr
Participants: Altmann | Augstein | Jetter | Neumayr | Luger | Friedl
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Jetter B.Sc. M.Sc.
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

USIVIS: User-Centered Interactive Visualization for Big Data

A successful exploitation of "big data" in companies and organizations requires the interactive visualization of large information spaces with intuitive…   mehr
Participants: Kurschl | Mayr | Eisl | Altmann | Hofer | Lehner | Jetter | Friedl | Kern
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Jetter B.Sc. M.Sc.
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

Bike'N'Play - Persuasive Integrationskonzepte von Fahrradmobilitätsdaten in Computerspiele unterschiedelicher Spielgenres

The project Bike′N′Play develops gaming approaches for the integration of cycling data into popular computer games of different game genres. By utilizing…   mehr
Participants: Aschauer
  • Leiter: FH-Assistenzprof. Wolfgang Hochleitner BSc MSc
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

GEMPLAY - Gendered games Motivating Physical ActivitY

This project aims to promote physical exercise by incorporating personalized, genderinclusive game experiences that reflect the preferences of various user…   mehr
Participants: Rammer | Friedl
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. Michael Lankes
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

Netcompass for Social Web. A Peer-to-Peer Information Platform for Privacy and Data Protection in the Social Web.

The Social Web like Platforms such as Facebook, Google + etc. offers youth interesting opportunities and chances but also problematic aspects. The project…   mehr
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Tanja Jadin
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

Creating Knowledge through Design & Conceptual Innovation

Creating Knowledge through Design & Conceptual Innovation is a multilateral project, co-funded by the European Union. Building on the notion of design as a…   mehr
| Gaisch
  • Leiter: Mag. Dr. Martina Gaisch
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies


NiCE (Natural user Interfaces for Collaborative Environments) is one out of 14 Austrian Research Studios which has been accepted. The studio will start in…   mehr
Participants: | Rendl
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. PD DI Dr. Michael Haller
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies


Further projects

More projects in the area Media and Knowledge Technologies and can be found here:
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