Armin Wagner is a human-computer interaction researcher and user experience designer/engineer.

location iconVienna, Austria

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Armin Wagner
February 8, 2020
cover of a book with the title Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility, Health, and Enhanced Quality of Life

I wrote down some thoughts on designing and building open haptic interfaces for visually impaired students (see chapter 1, 4.2):

doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34230-2_1

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Armin Wagner
July 3, 2019
Liddy and me won a prize in the »20 Seconds for Art« contest of KÖR (Public Art Vienna). In the next two months you might spot us on public infoscreens in Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz, Innsbruck and Eisenstadt.
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Armin Wagner
May 5, 2019
I had the pleasure to migrate, design and implement the new »image« database of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. There will be a small #launchparty today at Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 2nd floor, Flux 2, starting at 16:00. See you there!
image website
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February 16, 2018
cross-country ski-tracks
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Armin Wagner
May 4, 2018

From time to time it's necessary to take a step back from the giant wall covered with screamingly colored post-its and ask yourself "Why am I doing this again?". Then your gaze wanders down to your hands, cramped around an ISO-certified Lumocolor permanent marker. When did this crude thing become your primary artistic tool? How did it come to this?

I will be giving a short, historical-critical presentation on Tuesday at the 161st UX Vienna Meetup. It will be hosted by A1 Telekom Austria. I hope to see you there!

post-its on a wall spelling out the title of the talk
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Armin Wagner
February 2, 2018

For privacy and security reasons (some of my clients do not allow the storage of bookmarks in 3rd-party clouds), I made a little “read it later”-like Firefox add-on. It provides a place where you can temporarily store links for later review, but it keeps everything offline – no hidden metrics, no profiling. Sometimes less is more.

It’s open source now and you can get it here.

pile firefox add-on
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Armin Wagner
November 15, 2017
Happy to announce that Liddy Scheffknecht and me won the design award of the Neue Wiener Werkstätte.
wooden trophies
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Armin Wagner
September 5, 2016
WireTouch is an open multi-touch tracker based on mutual capacitance sensing. We built it to support researchers and designers in the exploration of new application areas. Read the full article here.
software tracking a hand
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Armin Wagner
August 1, 2016
Research on active touch has a longer history than usually assumed. My article about it is now available as a “sample” of the APA History of Psychology Journal. Grab it while it’s free! [updated link to pdf for personal, non-commercial use]
drawing of hands touching objects