PhD: HCI/Interaction Design at the University of Salzburg, Austria

The Center Human-Computer Interaction (Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria), directed by Manfred Tscheligi, is inviting applications for a PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction / Interaction Design with a focus on making, prototyping and design research around embodied interaction.

Deadline for application: February 1, 2016
Intended date of beginning: preferably on or before April 1, 2016

As part of our interdisciplinary team, you will conduct design and research activities in national and international research projects (e.g., on tangible interfaces for work environments). Together with our team you will explore, conceptualize, design and prototype screen-based, embedded and tangible interfaces and research novel approaches to embodied interaction design.


  • You are passionate about creating things and eager to make them work
  • Your interests and skills cover a distinct combination of programming, crafting, physical computing, hacking things together, prototyping, graphics, fine arts, or electrical engineering and their application in interaction design
  • Degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Interface Design or a related discipline
  • You have a strong interest in HCI / Interaction Design
  • Preferably, you have a track record of research in the field of HCI / Interaction Design (at conferences such as TEI, CHI, UIST, ITS, MobileHCI).
  • Experience in empirical research is a plus
  • You have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English

Further information and application details: https://hci.sbg.ac.at/open-phd-position-ixd/


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