Ever on I design

The goal of IdeaGarden was to develop tailored hardware and software solutions to assist designers in their traditional, physical way of working. The integration of analogue and digital was the core theme in this project, on which six research institutions and two companies were working together in this 3-year project to run from 2012 to 2015. In IdeaGarden, a modern environment was to be created to assist creative minds in their work processes. Participating companies are making available their practical knowledge of creative processes and are testing the prototypes to be developed.

The IdeaGarden partners introduce new technical aids (such as interactive walls) and specially developed applications that enable designers to concentrate on what is important – the development and communication of new ideas and concepts. IdeaGarden was thereby contributing towards improved understanding of creative processes and is assisting designers in the implementation of their projects.

Take a look at our work

In the 3 years of Ideagarden, we did a bunch of really cool projects. Take a look.

  • 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

  • Kolibri


    IdeaGarden, NiCE


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), to be published.

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.

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.

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

Perceptual Grouping: Selection Assistance For Digital Sketching

D. Lindlbauer, M. Haller, M. Hancock, S. D. Scott, and W. Stuerzlinger: In Proc. ITS ’13, St. Andrews, Scotland (2013), 51-60.

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.


Jakob Leitner

Yan Xu

Department of Interactive Media
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Softwarepark 11, 4232 Hagenberg, Austria / Europe

E-mail: haller[at]fh-hagenberg.at
Phone: +43 50804-22127
Fax: +43 50804-22199

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