About Me.

EDUCATION

since 2017 PhD student in Informatics at TU Wien, Austria
Topic: ‘Designing for resilience with unaccompanied migrant youth’
Advisors: G. Fitzpatrick (TU Wien), T. Akkaya-Kalayci (MedUni Vienna), P. Slovak (King’s College London)
2014 – 2016 M.Sc. in Interaction Design (Two Year Master) at Malmö University, Sweden
2010 – 2014 B.A. in Fine Arts and Multimedia at LMU Munich, Germany

SCHOLARSHIPS

May 2017 – April 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks (ITN) – TEAM (Technology Enabled Mental Health for Young People)
October 2012 – August 2016 Max Weber-Program Scholarship of the Elite Network of Bavaria
Winter term 2012/2013 Research grants for student projects at the Faculty of History and the Arts at LMU Munich, Germany

AWARDS

May 2020 Honorable Mention Award at Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020) – top 5%
February 2013 Best Concept-Award in the Student Design Challenge at the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI)

WORK

January 2018 – July 2018 Visiting PhD Student, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London, UK
March 2018 – August 2018 Honorary Research Assistant, Education and Health Psychology, UCL Department of Clinical, UK
since May 2017 Project Assistant and PhD Student at HCI Group, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
since 2016 Visiting Lecturer in Interface Design and Physical Computing at LMU Munich, Germany
2012 – 2014 Freelance Graphic and User Interface Designer, e.g., at optile GmbH, Munich, Germany
2012 – 2014 Tutor for Processing, MakeyMakey and InDesign and working student at VideoOnline at LMU Munich, Germany
2011 – 2012 Working Student for Online Communication and Online Design at Allianz SE, Munich, Germany

SERVICES

Conferences

January 2020 Conference Co-Chair at 2nd Digital Child Mental Health Conference,
One-Day Conference organized by TEAM ITN, Barcelona, Spain
May 2018

Program Committee member at Digital Child Mental Health Conference,
One-Day Conference organized by TEAM ITN, London, UK

April 2016

Conference Co-Chair and Program Co-Chair for SIDeR’16 – 12th Student Interaction Design Research Conference with the topic Human | Nature in Malmö, Sweden

Seminars

June 2018 Emerging Youth Mental Health Technologies – Opportunities and Limitations, Seminar for Mental Health Practitioners,
Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, London, UK
April 2014 fairy-tales-telling bags – workshop with Stadtbibliothek Milbertshofen with Anna Blumenkranz

Community

since June 2017 Mentor at connecting people, Asylkoordination Austria
September 2009 – June 2010 European Volunteer at an institution for unemployed youths called Ung Resurs in Motala, Sweden

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITIONS

June 2018

Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK
Invited Lab Talk

May 2017

re:publica 2017, Berlin, Germany
Presentation and Exhibition, Track: Mobility & City, 

January 2017

New Year’s Reception of the Max Weber-Program of the Elite Network of Bavaria, Munich, Germany
Presentation and Exhibition: ‘Critical Consumption’ Intervention

August 2015 The Conference, Malmö, Sweden
Exhibition: ‘Hyperemployment’ Intervention
March 2015

Arduino Day, MINC, Malmö, Sweden
Exhibition: ‘It’s all in me: Writing Immigrant Women’s History’

February 2015

Somatic Archiving Symposium, Medea, Malmö, Sweden
Exhibition: ‘Fear Division: Archiving the Intangible’

November 2015

Malmö Live, Malmö, Germany
Exhibition: ‘Awaken Optimistorkestern’

July 2015

Echt[e] Zeit für Medienkunst, Munich, Germany
Exhibition: ‘Senseparation’

May 2014

100 Word Pilgrimage, Munich, Germany
Exhibition: Augmented Reality Project, a Collaboration between Artists based in London, UK and Munich, Germany

February 2014

8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Munich, Germany
Participation in Student Design Challenge: ‘Moment of Memory’

August 2013 WEXEL, Munich, Germany
July -August 2013 4m-art, Munich, Germany
July 2013 Aaber Award 2013, Munich, Germany

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Conference publications – Full Papers:

Tachtler, F., Michel, T., Slovák, P. & Fitzpatrick, G. (2020). Supporting the Supporters of Unaccompanied Migrant Youth: Designing for Social-ecological Resilience. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–14. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376458, Honorable Mention (Premier HCI publication venue according to Google Scholar, Acceptance Rate: 23,8%)

Peer-reviewed Conference publications – Extended Abstracts:

Tachtler, F. (2019). Exploring the Use of Technology for Supporting Resilience in Unaccompanied Migrant Youth (Talk). In Book of Abstracts of 18th International Congress of European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP 2019), page 29

Fitzpatrick, G., Slovak, P., Tachtler, F., Michel, T. (2018). Building bridges: Technology-Enabled Mental Health and Wellbeing (Talk). In Book of Abstracts of 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP 2018), ISBN: 9789630599153; Paper ID 539, 2 pages

Tachtler, F. (2017, June). Best Way to Go?: Intriguing Citizens to Investigate What Is Behind Smart City Technologies. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 28-33). ACM. (Category: Work-in-progress)

Koelemeijer, D., Tachtler (2016). Fear Division; Archiving the Intangible. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’16) (pp.309-312). ACM.
(Category: Interactivity)

Koelemeijer, D., Tachtler, F. et al. (2015). Fear Division; Archiving the Intangible. In Proceedings of the 11th Student Interaction Design Research conference (SIDeR 2015).

Guminski, K., Tachtler, F. (2013). Moment of Memory. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Entertainment Computing. Springer.
(Category: Interactive art)

Journal Publications:

Michel, T., Tachtler, F., Slovák, P. & Fitzpatrick, G. (2020). A review of youth mental health promotion apps towards their fit with youth media preferences. In EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technologies, 2 (2019), 17

Workshop and Special Interest Group Proposals:

Krüger, M., Aal, K., Wulf, K., Tachtler, F., Talhouk, R., Bustamante Duarte, A. M., Fisher, K., Yafi, E. & Charitonos, K. (2019). Technology at/of the border: a workshop about stories and experiences. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies – Transforming Communities (C& T ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 336–342. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3328320.3328408

Talhouk, R., Aal, K., Weibert, A., Krüger, M., Wulf, V., Fisher, K., Tachtler, F., Shahid, S., Ahmed, S. I., Bustamante Duarte, A.M. (2019). Refugees & HCI SIG: Situating HCI Within Humanitarian Research. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Paper SIG14, 1–4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3311754

Workshop Contributions:

Tachtler, F. (2020). Reflecting on Mental Health Resources for Unaccompanied Migrant Youth from the Perspective of the Social-Ecological Model of Resilience. In CHI’20 Workshop on Technology Ecosystems: Rethinking Resources for Mental Health

Tachtler, F. (2019). How can technology support mentors in promoting mental wellbeing of unaccompanied migrant youth? (poster presentation). In CHI’19 Symposium on Computing and Mental Health

Tachtler, F. (2018). Designing for resilience with unaccompanied migrant youth (poster presentation). In CHI’18 Symposium on Computing and Mental Health

Tachtler, F. (2017). Designing for Resilience with Unaccompanied Migrant Youth from the Arab World. In DIS’17 Workshop on Design4Arabs Workshop

Invited Articles:

Tachtler, F. (2019). Keep your head up! Wie in Großbritannien das Wohlbefinden psychisch gefährdeter junger Flüchtlinge gestärkt wird. asyl aktuell – Gesundheit: Kräfte stärken, 2, 10-13

Tachtler, F. (2016, August 5). Berührung mit persönlichen Ängsten – Installation von Franziska Tachtler bei der CHI in San José. Retrieved from https://www.elitenetzwerk.bayern.de/

Thesis:

Tachtler, F. (2016). Best way to go? Intriguing citizens to investigate what is behind smart city technologies (Master Thesis). Malmö University, Sweden
Advisor: Per-Anders Hillgren (Malmö University, Sweden)

Tachtler, F. (2015). PeerRadio and PeerLight. Supporting elderly people in experiencing social moments from home (Master Thesis). Malmö University, Sweden
Advisor: Pelle Ehn (Malmö University, Sweden)