Viktoria Pammer-Schindler

Viktoria Pammer-Schindler



I'm an associate professor at Graz University of Technology and research area manager at the Know-Center.

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Working, Learning, and Technology

My research is on interactive systems design from a socio-technical and learning perspective, and sits at the intersection of human-computer interaction and educational technology.
Socio-technical design means that technologies don't work on their own. Rather, the whole socio-technical system in which they are placed needs to work in harmony. My perspective on learning is that humans learn through and are shaped by the activities they carry out. I study how technology can support (or hinder?) learning as interwoven and connected to all other human activities.
My technology focus is on data analytics and AI-enabled technologies. I use methods from user-centered and contextual design; and carry out experimental studies, design studies and field studies. Analysis methods are qualitative, quantiative, and data analytics based when log data are available and meaningful.

I have been, amongst other things, subcommittee and associate chair at the ACM CHI, president of the International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era, and member of the European Association for Technology-Enhanced Learning's managing committee.

Current Research Streams:

Selected Publications

  1. Leonie Disch, Angela Fessl, Simone Franza, Joachim Kimmerle & Viktoria Pammer-Schindler (2023). Using Knowledge Construction Theory to Evaluate Learning Processes: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Showing Gradually Built-up Concept Maps Alongside a Scientific Text. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction. IF=4.7/Q1 DOI:
  2. Michael Fruhwirth & Viktoria Pammer-Schindler (2023). Towards Principles for a Data-Driven Business Model Innovation Process - A Design Science Case Study. Proceedings of the 36th Bled eConference. Outstanding paper award.
  3. Irmtraud Wolfbauer, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Katharina Maitz & Carolyn Rosé (2022). A Script for Conversational Reflection Guidance: A Field Study on Developing Reflection Competence with Apprentices. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Vol. 15, No. 5, p. 554-566. IF=4.433 DOI:
  4. Leonie Disch, Angela Fessl & Viktoria Pammer-Schindler. Designing for Knowledge Construction to Facilitate the Uptake of Open Science: Laying out the Design Space. ACM Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction, 2022 (CHI 2022). A* Conference
  5. Behzad Mirzababaei & Viktoria Pammer-Schindler (2022). Learning to Give a Complete Argument with a Conversational Agent: An Experimental Study in Two Domains of Argumentation. Proceedings of the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, 2022. Best paper nomination DOI:
  6. Viktoria Pammer-Schindler & Michael Prilla (2021). The Reflection Object: An Activity-Theory Informed Concept for Designing for Reflection. Interacting with Computers. IF=1.174
  7. Viktoria Pammer-Schindler & Carolyn Rosé (2021). Data-Related Ethics Issues in Technologies for Informal Professional Learning. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Q1 / IF=4.08 DOI:
  8. Carla Barreiros, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler & Eduardo Veas. Planting the Seed of Positive Human-IoT Interaction. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Taylor & Francis, 2019, IF=1.354
  9. Veronica Rivera-Pelayo, Angela Fessl, Lars Müller, Viktoria Pammer. Introducing Mood Self-Tracking at Work: Empirical Insights from Call Centers. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact., ACM, 2017, 24, 3:1-3:28. IF=1.293 DOI:
  10. Angela Fessl, Gudrun Wesiak, Veronica Rivera-Pelayo, Sandra Feyertag, Viktoria Pammer. In-app Reflection Guidance: Lessons Learned across Four Field Trials at the Workplace. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Vol 10/4, pp 488-501, 2017. DOI:  IF=2,267

Full list of Publications

See also my research profiles at Google Scholar, at ResearchGate, and my OrcID.

List of Invited Talks


Short CV from November 2023.