Eléni Economidou is a Research Fellow at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction since November 2017. She has received multidisciplinary education (master degrees in Architecture from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University and in Industrial Design from the Technical University of Eindhoven). She is quite keen on designing, developing and empirically investigating large-scale interactive research products embedded in the built environment. These indefinitely deployed research products make use of movement- and bodily-based interaction. Her PhD thesis scope lies within the themes of architectural interactivity, spatial experience and design fiction.She is currently pursuing research in under-construction educational establishments, primary schools and kindergartens.


Eléni Economidou, MSc., M.Arch

Center for Human-Computer Interaction

University of Salzburg
Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8 / Techno 5
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Phone: +43 662 8044 744800




Economidou, E. (2023). Engaging the General Public in Speculation on Human-Building Interaction Futures at a Pop-up Event: A Design Fiction Approach. In Mindtrek '23: 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference (pp. 154-168). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3616961.3616966
Economidou, E., Itzlinger, A., & Frauenberger, C. (2023). Lived experience in human-building interaction (HBI): an initial framework. Frontiers in Computer Science, 5, Article 1233904. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomp.2023.1233904
Economidou, E., Gerner, N., Pichler, C., Hartl, A., & Frauenberger, C. (2023). Uncovering placemaking needs with(in) a kindergarten community: a cross-disciplinary approach to participatory design. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, Article 1126276. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1126276


Hirsch, L., Economidou, E., Paraschivoiu, I. E., & Döring, T. (2022). Material meets the city: a materials experience perspective on urban interaction design. ACM Interactions, 29(1), 58–63. https://doi.org/10.1145/3501358


Economidou, E., Hengeveld, B., Kubesch, M., Krischkowsky, A., Murer, M., & Tscheligi, M. (2021). Audio-Frequency Induction Loops (AFILs) as a Design Materialfor Architectural Interactivity: An Illustrated Guide. In DIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere (pp. 1201-1214). https://doi.org/10.1145/3461778.3462070
Economidou, E., Kubesch, M., Krischkowsky, A., Murer, M., & Tscheligi, M. (2021). KINEIN: A Making Guide on Indefinitely Deploying a Kinetic Display as a Research Product. In TEI 2021 - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction Article 102 https://doi.org/10.1145/3430524.3446078
Economidou, E. (2021). Moving Walls and Talking Floors: Design Considerations on Magical Media Architecture Experiences. In MAB20 - Media Architecture Biennale 2020 (pp. 194-199). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).. https://doi.org/10.1145/3469410.3469431
Economidou, E., & Hengeveld, B. (2021). No Door Handle, No Entry! Expressing Cues through a Shape-Changing Door. In ISS 2021 - Companion Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (pp. 1-7). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3447932.3492326
Economidou, E., Vogel, S., Campreguer Franca, N., Maurer, B., & Tscheligi, M. (2021). Tales from the Materialverse: Comic-Based Narratives and Character Cut-outs for Co-Design Fiction. In INTERACT 2021 - 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Hirsch, L., Economidou, E., Paraschivoiu, I. E., Döring, T., & Butz, A. (2021). Material Meets the City: Exploring Novel and Advanced Materials for the Smart Urban Built Environment. In Extended Abstracts of the International Conference in Tangible and Embodied Interaction 2021 Association for Computing Machinery.


Economidou, E. (2020). Exploring the Design Space of Embodied Architectonic Interaction. In Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 509–514). (DIS' 20 Companion). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395826
Vogel, S., Campreguer França, N., Economidou, E., Maurer, B., & Tscheligi, M. (2020). Circular HCI: Tools for Embedding Circular Thinking in Material-Driven Design. In Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 233–237). (DIS' 20 Companion). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395894


Economidou, E., Krischkowsky, A., Leitner, B., Murer, M., & Tscheligi, M. (2019). On Middle-Ground Solutions for Domain-Specific Problems: The Case of a Data Transfer System for Sign Language Teachers. In Proceedings of 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET). https://doi.org/10.18420/ecscw2019_ep15
Mirnig, A. G., Lupp, A., Meschtscherjakov, A., Economidou, E., & Tscheligi, M. (2019). Security Patterns for Webdesign: A Hierarchical Structure Approach. In CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. LBW2612:1-LBW2612:6). Article 3312789 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312789