Alina Krischkowsky

Alina Krischkowsky is Postdoc at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Salzburg and finished her PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Salzburg in 2018. In her research, Alina explores diverse ways of how people engage with technology, involving theoretical accounts towards technology appropriation and technology un- and non-use.  She is curious to gather a deeper understanding of creative and re-purposive ways of technology (un- and non-)use  that deviates from the usage that was intended by the designers of computational artefacts. Thereby, she considers the  meandering between use, un- and non-use as an active and embodied means of engaging with the material world.

[Alina is currently on educational leave and will only sporadically check for any inquiries. In urgent cases pls contact the administration of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction]



  • Introduction to HCI („Einführung in die HCI“) – 2015, 2016, 2016/2017
  • Usability and User Experience Engineering – 2017/2018
  • Lecture series on “Moderne Technologien in der Informationsgesellschaft” (Uni 55+) – 2015/2016
  • Digital Interaction and Communication (“Digitale Interaktion und Kommunikation: Mensch-Maschine Interaktion”) – 2017, 2019
  • HCI Studio –  2019
  • Foundations of HCI Methodologies – 2019/2020, 2020/2021
  • Digital Perspectives – 2019/2020; 2020
  • Research Trends in HCI – 2020
  • Contextual Analysis and Context Capturing – 2020, 2021
  • Preparation Course – Qualitative Research Methods – 2020
  • Impact of Future Technologies – 2020/2021


  • Doctoral Thesis
    • Eleni Economidou (ongoing): Architectural Interaction Design
  • Master Thesis
    • Nicole Kowatsch (ongoing)
    • Moritz Kubesch (ongoing)
    • Maximilian Schmitt (ongoing)


Mag.a Alina Krischkowsky

Center for Human-Computer Interaction
University of Salzburg

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

Phone: +43 662 8044 4816



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