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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

The goal of the InterPlayces project is to create a comprehensive play and interaction concept for older and younger people to increase the wellbeing as well...   more
Participants: Holzmann | Lankes
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. Michael Lankes
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

IdeaGarden, An Interactive Learning Evironment Fostering Creativity

Idea Garden aims to create a modern environment to assist designers in developing and communicating new ideas and concepts.   more
Participants: Perteneder | Hetzinger | Grossauer
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. PD DI Dr. Michael Haller
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

GEMPLAY - Gendered games Motivating Physical ActivitY

The GEMPLAY project aims to promote more physical activity through gender-appropriate and personalised game concepts so that different types of users can...   more
Participants: Rammer | Friedl
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. Michael Lankes
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies


The EU project FLASHED researches the development of pressure-sensitive, bendable displays. The flexibility achieved makes completely new interactions...   more
Participants: Hetzinger | Parzer | Babič | Hofer | Breitwieser
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. PD DI Dr. Michael Haller
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

energy & cost - efficient touch based appliances

EcoTouch demonstrates the applicability of the novel PyzoFlex technology for pressure-sensitive interaction in the context of flexible displays. ...   more
Participants: Greindl
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. PD DI Dr. Michael Haller
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

CrAc - CoopeRative Activities

The goal of CrAc is the development of a prototype framework for profile-based allocation of cooperative tasks to volunteers. By continuously adjusting the...   more
Participants: Kern | Raab
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. Johannes Schönböck
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies

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

Bike’N’Play is developing approaches for the integration of cycling into popular computer games of various genres. By integrating mobility data into existing...   more
Participants: Aschauer
  • Leiter: Wolfgang Hochleitner BSc MSc
  • Media and Knowledge Technologies


Further projects

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