I am Florian

I’m a researcher at the Media Interaction Lab. In my latest research, I’m focusing on the creation of configurable interactive environments using IoT and DIY techniques. In 2018 I received a doctoral degree from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. The topic of my dissertation was “No more busywork! How to Reduce Unnecessary Workload on Large Interactive Surfaces”. This work focused on digital support of creative work in interactive environments with special focus on interface and interaction development for large interactive surfaces as well as bridging the gap between analog and digital working styles. I also received a Master’s Degree in Interactive Media, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Technology and Design from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (FHOOE).

Between 2014 and 2016, I worked as a programmer and UX designer at the startup, we-inspire, where he helped design and build software solutions for large interactive walls. I was a visiting researcher at the iLab in Calgary, Canada in 2011, and an intern at the HITLabNZ in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2009.

Me in Numbers

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C#/UWP/WPF Development 0 %

Night Owl 0 %

Clean Table 0 %

Guitar playing 0 %

Love for Durians 0 %


Doctoral programme

10/2012 – 01/2018
Degree in Computer Science
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Interactive Media

10/2009 – 09/2011
Master of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Austria
Graduation passed with high distinction

Media Technology and Design

10/2006 – 09/2009
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Austria
Graduation passed with distinction

Technical Focused Grammar School (BRG)

09/1997- 06/2005
BG/BRG Wieselburg, Wieselburg, Austria
Graduation passed with distinction, all levels passed with high distinction

Work Experience

Media Interaction Lab

01/2012 – current
Research and Teaching Associate
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria

we-inspire GmbH

10/2014 – 6/2016
Software Developer / UX Designer

iLab (Innovis)

08/2011 – 12/2011
Research Associate
Calgary, Canada

Media Interaction Lab

10/2009 – 06/2011
Research Associate (part time)
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria


02/2009 – 07/2009
Student Intern
Christchurch, New Zealand

Limesoda Interactive Marketing

07/2008 – 02/2009
Flash Developer
Vienna, Austria


Computer Graphics 1 (OpenGL, Java)

10/2012– current
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria , Hagenberg, Austria

Digital Media Technology 2 (Java)

03/2012– 06/2015
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria


10/2007 – 07/2011
Computer Graphics, Digital Media Technology, Media Technology and Design,
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria


Best Paper, TEI 2017

Edison der Preis Innovation Award, 2012

Silver in “Technology-oriented Ideas”
(NiCE Idea Wall)

Europrix Multimedia Awards 2010

Winner “Content Tools & Interface Design” (NiCE Formular Editor)

Grand Prix du Jury, Laval Virtual 2010

Winner, (CRISTAL)

RTT Emerging Technology Contest 2010

RTT Emerging Technology Contest 2009

Winner (CRISTAL)

Siggraph Best Emerging Technologies Award 2009

Winner (CRISTAL)

Austrian State Prize for Multimedia & e-Business 2009

Winner “Innovation Award” (CRISTAL)

Austrian State Prize for Multimedia & e-Business 2010

Nominee “Innovation Award” (NiCE Discussion Room)

Europrix Multimedia Awards 2009

Nominee “Interactive Installations” (CRISTAL)


RESi: A Highly Flexible, Pressure-Sensitive, Imperceptible Textile Interface Based on Resistive Yarns

Parzer P. , Perteneder F. , Probst K. , Rendl C. , Leong J. , Schütz S. , Vogl A. , Schwödiauer R. , Kaltenbrunner M. , Bauer S. , and Haller M.: Proc. UIST’18, Berlin, Germany (2018), to be published.

ProCover: Sensory Augmentation Of Prosthetic Limbs Using Smart Textile Covers

J. Leong, P. Parzer, F. Perteneder, T. Babic, C. Rendl, A. Vogl, H. Egger, A. Olwal, and M. Haller, 2016. In UIST16: 29th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 2016, pp. 335-346.

Glowworms And Fireflies: Ambient Light On Large Interactive Surfaces

Perteneder,  M., Grossauer, E-M., Leong, J., Stuerzlinger W. and Haller, M.: Proc. CHI’16, San Jose, California, USA (2016), 5849–5861.

cLuster: Applications for Smart Clustering of Free-Hand Sketches

F. Perteneder, M. Bresler, E. Grossauer, J. Leong, C. Rendl, and M. Haller: In Proc. CSCW ’16, San Francisco, California, USA (2016), 81-85.

Catch-Up 360: Digital Benefits For Physical Artifacts

Perteneder, F., Grossauer, E-M., Xu, Y. and Haller, M.: In Proc. TEI’15, Stanford, CA, USA (2015), 105-108.

Using Grid Visualization To Organize Visual Data

Y. Xu, F. Perteneder, J. Leong, E. Schwaiger, and M. Haller:
in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium of Chinese CHI, Toronto, Canada (2014), 50-56

Exploring The Use Of Distributed Multiple Monitors Within An Activity-Promoting Sit-And-Stand Office Workspace

K. Probst, D. Lindlbauer, F. Perteneder, M. Haller, B. Schwartz, and A. Schrempf, 2013. In INTERACT ’13: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 476-493.

NiCE Formula Editor

J. Leitner, C. Rendl, F. Perteneder, A. Gokcezade, T. Seifried, M. Haller, R. Zeleznik, and A. Bragdon, 2010. In SIGGRAPH 10: ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Talks, New York, NY, USA, 2010, pp. 1-1.

CRISTAL: Design And Implementation Of A Remote Control System Based On A Multi-Touch Display

T. Seifried, M. Haller, S. D. Scott, F. Perteneder, C. Rendl, D. Sakamoto, and M. Inami, 2009. In The ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2009, 2009, pp. 37-44.

What a Life! Building a Framework For Constructive Assemblies

J. Leong, F. Perteneder, H. Jetter, and M. Haller, 2017. In TEI’17: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Yokohama, Japan, 2017, pp. 57-66.

CLuster: Smart Clustering Of FreeHand Sketches On Large Interactive Surfaces

Perteneder, F., Bresler, M., Grossauer, E-M., Leong, J. and Haller, M.: Proc. UIST’15, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (2015), 37-46.

Systematic Integration Of Solution Elements: How Does Digital Creativity Support Change Group Dynamics?

F. Perteneder, S. Hahnwald, M. Haller, and K. Gaubinger:  In Proc. INTERACT ’13, Capetown, South Africa (2013), 547–565.

Kolibri – Tiny And Fast Gestures For Large Pen-Based Surfaces

J. Leitner, F. Perteneder, C. Liu, C. Rendl, and M. Haller:  In Proc. CHI ’13, Paris, France (2013), 1789-1798.

MathSketch: Designing a dynamic whiteboard for instruction contexts

Grossauer, F. Perteneder, M. Haller, J. Walny, J. Brosz, A. Tang, and S. Carpendale, 2012.
in Proceedings of the SIGCHI Workshop on Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technology, 2012.

Active Office: Towards An Activity-Promoting Office Workplace Design

K. Probst, J. Leitner, F. Perteneder, M. Haller, A. Schrempf, and J. Glöckl, 2012. In CHI 12: Proceedings of the 30th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, New York, NY, USA, 2012, pp. 2165-2170.

CRISTAL, Control Of Remotely Interfaced Systems Using Touch-Based Actions In Living Spaces

T. Seifried, C. Rendl, F. Perteneder, J. Leitner, M. Haller, D. Sakamoto, J. Kato, M. Inami, and S. D. Scott, 2009. In SIGGRAPH 09: ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Emerging Technologies, New York, NY, USA, 2009, pp. 1-1.


CSCW 2016

cLuster (San Jose, California, USA)

UIST 2015

cLuster (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

RTT Emerging Technologies 2010

NiCE Formular Editor (Munich, Germany)

Laval Virtual 2010

CRISTAL (Laval, France)

Siggraph 2009

ETech, CRISTAL (New Orleans, Louisana, USA)

My Projects
  • RESi



  • proCover



  • Glowworms and Fireflies

    Glowworms and Fireflies


  • cLuster



  • Catch-up 360 – Digital Benefits for Physical Artifacts

    Catch-up 360 – Digital Benefits for Physical Artifacts


  • Idea Archipelago

    Idea Archipelago


  • SIS: How Does Digital Creativity Support Change Group Dynamics?

    SIS: How Does Digital Creativity Support Change Group Dynamics?

    IdeaGarden, NiCE

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