Multi-Device Ecologies Towards Elaborate User Experience


Project Info

MEETeUX discusses issues of relevance to the future in the sectors of interaction design and user experience design for the integrated usage of media technology devices (mobile devices, multi-touch tabletops, large surfaces) in multi-device ecologies.

In semi-public spaces, tested interaction designs and user experience concepts are still lacking and make it difficult to apply the technologies easily, for the prospective integrated and for user’s beneficial usage of these devices. MEETeUX will make this possible by designing usage scenarios for the integration of various terminal devices, which shows the usage of multi-device ecologies in semi-public spaces. Therefore, MEETeUX concentrates on the integration of the user’s terminal devices (“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) usually smartphones) in consisting device ecologies. The usage of the own devices allows an adaption to the user’s special needs, thus improving the accessibility. In MEETeUX, selected scenarios, e.g. for the usage of knowledge transfer in a museum, will be implemented and evaluated for a user centered design approach.

project team

Markus Seidl

Project Lead

Peter Judmaier

Senior Researcher

Victor Oliveira


Stefanie Größbacher

Junior Researcher

Alexis Ringot

Junior Researcher

Niklas Thür

Research Assistant

Magdalena Boucher

Research Assistant

Christoph Taucher

Student Researcher

Laura Breban

Student Researcher

Martin Kaltenbrunner

External Consultant,
University of Art and Design Linz

Messages from the Advisory Board

The full list of the advisory board members can be found here.


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Research Document

The manuscript documents the research about interactive installations in museums.

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Research Matrix

The visualization gives an overview about the researched interactive installations in museums.

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Idea Document

This report documents the top 5 ideas for MEETeUX.

Go to Guidelines


This booklet summarizes the research of MEETeUX. We derived 23 guildelines that serve as best practice examples for developing multi-device installations in museums.



Blumenstein, K., "Interweaving Physical Artifacts with Visualization on Digital Media in Museums", Adjunct Proceedings of CHItaly19, Padova, Italy, 2019.

Blumenstein, K., V.A.d.J. Oliveira, S. Größbacher, M. Boucher, M. Seidl, W. Aigner, "Design of Time-Oriented Visualization for Mobile Applications in Museums: A Comparative Evaluation", Adjunct Proceedings of CHItaly19, Padova, Italy, 2019.

Blumenstein, K., "Interweaving Physical Artifacts with Visualization on Digital Media in Museums", Companion Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces - ISS '18 Companion, Tokyo, Japan, ACM Press, pp. 1–6, 2018.

Schönhofer, A., S. Hubner, P. Rashed, W. Aigner, P. Judmaier, and M. Seidl, "ViennAR: User-Centered-Design of a Bring Your Own Device Mobile Application with Augmented Reality", Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics: Springer, pp. 275–291, 2018.

Niederer, C., K. Blumenstein, M. Wagner, S. Emerich, and W. Aigner, "Visualizing Text Data in Space and Time to Augment a Political News Broadcast on a Second Screen", 9th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2018), Madeira, SCITEPRESS.

Niederer, C., S. Größbacher, W. Aigner, P. Judmaier, and M. Seidl, "Comic Experience: Narrative & Collaborative Drawing on a Multi-Touch Table in an Art Museum", Proceedings of the 10th Forum Media Technology 2017, St. Pölten, CEUR-WS, pp. 131-139, 2017.

Blumenstein, K., B. Margarethe Eggert, M. Grandl, E. Kasser-Höpfner, K. Kratzer, J. A. Löcker-Herschkowitz, G. Neubauer, and F. Wiencek, "KuKoNö – KulturKontext Niederösterreich", Proceedings of the 10th Forum Media Technology and 3rd All Around Audio Symposium: CEUR-WS, pp. 78-82, 2017.

Blumenstein, K., M. Kaltenbrunner, M. Seidl, L. Breban, N. Thür, and W. Aigner, "Bringing Your Own Device into Multi-device Ecologies - A Technical Concept", Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces: ACM, 2017.

Blumenstein, K., B. Leitner, N. Thür, A. Kirchknopf, M. Seidl, and W. Aigner, "LiveVis: Visualizing Results of Second Screen Surveys in Real Time at TV Stages", Workshop Vis in Practice - Visualization Solutions in the Wild, IEEE VIS 2017, Phoenix, Arizona USA, IEEE, 2017.

Blumenstein, K., C. Niederer, M. Wagner, W. Pfersmann, M. Seidl, and W. Aigner, "Visualizing Spatial and Time-Oriented Data in a Second Screen Application", Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services: ACM, 2017.

Hack, M., M. Würz, P. Eberhardt, K. Rudisch, G. Strobl, I. Miclaus, S. Ulbel, D. Koller, G. Schmiedl, and K. Blumenstein, "Design-Konzept zur Visualisierung von geopolitischen Daten auf einer Smartwatch", 11. Forschungsforum der Österreichischen Fachhochschulen, Krems, Austria, 2017.

Invited Talks

Seidl, M., "Digitale Analyse von Kulturschätzen und Verwendung digitaler Artefakte in Museen", Invited Talk at Time Machine Austria Information Day, Vienna, Austria, 22.01.2020.

Seidl, M., "Digitally Enhancing Museum Experience & Understanding of Archeological Artefacts", Invited Talk presented at 15th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, Graz, Austria, 26.09.2017.

Blumenstein, K., "Multi-device Ecologies in Museums", Invited Talk presented at Netzpoltischer Abend, St. Pölten, Austria, 21.09.2017.

Press articles

Forschungsmotor für KMU, published in Daily newspaper KURIER on 26.06.2020.

Mit des Kaisers App in die Ausstellung, idw, 03.04.2019.

Dinosaurier aus Fleisch und Blut, profil, 21.08.2017.

Hackermarathon in St. Pölten,, 02.10.2017.

Diploma Theses

Boucher, M., "Designing a Multi-Device Setting for a Museum Exhibition Integrating the Visitors’ Own Devices", Diploma Thesis, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, St. Pölten, Austria, 2019.

Thür, N., "Bringing Your Own Device into Multi-Device-Ecologies: Technical Concept, Implementation and Challenges", Diploma Thesis, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria, 2019.