Oliver Hödl holds a PhD awarded by the Vienna University of Technology. Currently, he works as a multi-disciplinary researcher and artist with an interest in Human-Computer Interaction, interactive and collaborative music making and multimedia art. He is affiliated as research fellow at the research group Cooperative Systems at the University of Vienna and the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology at the Vienna University of Technology. In research he focuses on studying user experiences, art-based research approaches, and using HCI-related qualitative and quantitative research methods. His newly developed music instruments and interactive concerts have led to performances throughout Europe, USA and Australia. Furthermore, he has worked on projects around game design, urban mobility, safety and disaster solutions, and healthcare IT.


He was awarded for a Best Paper at the ACHI conference in Barcelona in 2014 for his new gestural music instrument Trombosonic and received an Honorable Mention at the CHI conference 2016 in San Jose for Salome Experience, an interactive opera streaming project. In relation to research grants, he successfully applied for FWF PEEK in 2014 to fund the first art-based research project led by the Vienna University of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Music Computing
  • Interaction Design
  • Digital Music Instruments
  • Audience Participation
  • Entertainment Computing
  • Human-centred Research
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Art-based Research
  • Physical Computing


  • Project assistant at the project Breaking The Wall
  • Former research project invovlments: ILUM and SecuRescue.
  • Lecturer of the seminar "Interface and Interaction Design", "Gameful Design", and "Exploratives Design"
  • Project assistant since 2013

Contact information

W personal site
M oliver.hoedl@igw.tuwien.ac.at
T +43 (0)1 58801 18757

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