About Me.

As an interaction designer I would like to design technology for people.


since 2017 PhD student in Informatics at Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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


since May 2017 research assistant and PhD student at HCI Group, Vienna University of Technology
Designing for resilience with unaccompanied migrant youth
TEAM (Technology Enabled Mental Health for Young People)
2016 – 2017 visiting lecturer in Interface Design and Physical Computing
at LMU Munich
2012 – 2014 freelance graphic and user interface designer,
f.ex. at optile GmbH
2014 fairy-tales-telling bags – workshop with Stadtbibliothek Milbertshofen with Anna Blumenkranz
2012 – 2014 tutor for Processing, MakeyMakey and InDesign and working student at VideoOnline at LMU Munich
2011 – 2012 working student for online communication and online design at Allianz SE, Munich


June 2017 Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Edinburgh, Scotland
Participation in the workshop on Designing for the Arab World
May 2017 re:publica, Berlin, Germany
Tracks: Mobility & City, Digitizing the Greenery
„Best way to go? Intriguing citizens to investigate what is behind smart city technologies“
May 2016 CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA
Category Interactivity
„Fear Division; Archiving the Intangible“
April 2016 12th Student Interaction Design Research conference (SIDeR), Human|Nature, Malmö, Sweden
Conference Chair
August 2015 The Conference, Malmö, Sweden
„Your Road to Leisure“
August 2015 International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA ’15), Vancouver, Canada
March 2015 Arduino Day, MINC, Malmö, Sweden
„It’s all in me“
March 2015 11th Student Interaction Design Research conference (SIDeR), Kolding, Denmark
Paper Presentation
„Fear Division; Archiving the Intangible“
February 2015 Somatic Archiving Symposium, Living Archives, Medea, Malmö, Sweden
„Fear Division; Archiving the Intangible“
September 2014 Ars Electronic Festival, Linz, Austria
February 2014 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Munich, Germany
Best Concept Award in the Student Design Challenge
„Moment of Memory“
October 2013 12th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC), São Paulo, Brazil
Category Interactive Art
„Moment of Memory“


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)

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

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/

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)

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

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)


January 2017 Exhibition and presentation at the New Year’s Reception of the Max Weber-Program of the Elite Network of Bavaria, Munich, German
November 2015 Malmö Live, Malmö, Sweden
July 2015 Echt[e] Zeit für Medienkunst, Munich, Germany
June 2014 ab|art, Munich, Germany
May 2014 100 Word Pilgrimage, Munich, Germany
August 2013 WEXEL, Munich, Germany
July -August 2013 4m-art, Munich, Germany
July 2013 Aaber Award 2013, Munich, Germany