Media Interaction Lab

The Media Interaction Lab is a research lab hosted at the Department of Digital Media at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria | School of Informatics, Communication and Media in Hagenberg. The Media Interaction Lab integrates research with education, providing students with a project-based learning environment. Both undergraduate and graduate students from the Interactive Media department within the University carry out research and industry projects.



Amazing Projects


Team Members


PhD students


Cups of Coffee (SD=7, per week)

Research fields

The lab was founded back in 2004 by Dr. Michael Haller. After years of extensive research in virtual reality and tabletop interaction, our lab continued its journey towards large interactive surfaces, creative environments, and smart textiles, which is still a major research focus within our lab. In the last couple of years we have increased research efforts in more hardware-related domains, such as sensing technologies and hardware design. These efforts also manifest in recent projects with automotive companies, where one major goal is to develop and investigate next-generation interfaces for cars.

Smart Textile

With growing interest in unobtrusive human-machine interfaces, garments and everyday objects covered with smart sensing textiles will become the interfaces of the future. Therefore, we are developing a new pressure-sensitive textile interface.

Automotive UX

Prototyping next-generation interfaces for future mobility and highly automated driving experiences

Large Interactive Surfaces

User experience and interface design on large pen-based surfaces, such as tabletops and interactive whiteboards

Creative Environments

Software tools to support specific workflows for creative workshops and command & control scenarios in collaborative environments

Our Research

Recent Work

Take a quick glance on our latest projects.

Browse all our projects