Research, Development & Consulting
Dr. Oliver Hödl
About me

Portfolio

Selected scientific, technological, musical, artistic and design contributions

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EDDIE

Horizon Europe Innovation Action Project on Energy Data Spaces

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Sparkling Instruments

STEM education for school students using Digital Musical Instruments

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muco

A music computing learning application for everyone and everywhere

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NCE

A new STEAM course developed for cross-disciplinary university teaching

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Drum Set Smileys

Bass drum smiley visualisation for concerts with kids

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cosy:sonics

Educational mobile app for a technology-centred social event

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The Playel

The brick-built Lego Grand Piano made playable as a synthesizer

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Breaking the Wall

Art-based Research / Ars Electronica Festival 2017 Opening Performance

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Waves Music Hackday

Annual two-day hackathon for new ideas around music and technology

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TMAP Design Cards

Design of technology-mediated audience participation in live music

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Trombosonic

A new digital music instrument played with gestures and breath

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The Haptic Bracelets

Tactile, wireless rhythm training devices for music and stroke therapy

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Ballet Dancer Sensors

Wireless heartbeat sensor kits for a ballet performance

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iStress Test

Autonomous sound robot performance with audience participation

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Mappy

Mobile app to augment way-finding pillars for urban mobility

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Poème Numérique

Interactive sound performance using ultrasound-controlled smartphones

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TASK

The interactive Audience Sensor Kit for participatory media installations

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CoSCoS

Collaborative Stereo Control with Smartphones

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Lebensnetz

Tablet-based digital health application for older adults

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SecuRescue

User Experience (UX) design of a tablet app for disaster relief forces

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EatCoin

Gamification approach to raise energy awareness of bitcoin mining

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Interactive door

Energy consumption data sonification to raise citizens' awareness

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PRECIOUS

PREventive Care Infrastructure based On Ubiquitous Sensing

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symbIoTe

An interoperability framework for existing and future IoT platforms

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opera.guru

The Smart Subtitle Solution with mobile apps and a web-based backend

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UniCoMP

Universal Controller for Musical Performances

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The Sparkling Guitar

A capacitive and LED augmented acoustic guitar

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Studio C

Converting a former UX lab to a remote teaching studio during Covid-19

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Galvanic Sonification

Installation with electrochemistry, sonification and smartphones

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Salome Experience

Interactive experiences for opera live streaming

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Experimence

Song and performance for audience participation with a big balloon

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Academic Festival Overture

Brahms adapted for Trombosonic and symphonic orchestra

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A Shtick of Musik

Immersive and interactive 70-minute music performance

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Novemberlichter

Film music composition for Novemberlichter

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Record releases

Album and single releases as composer, singer or musician

Biography

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, Austria, working as lecturer, theses supervisor and principal investigator of interdisciplinary research projects at the Cooperative Systems Research Group of the Faculty of Computer Science and the Digital Education and Learning Group of the Centre for Teacher Education.

The projects of my research concern computer science and digitalisation in relation to areas such as music and art, education and didactics, smart city and energy as well as healthcare and therapy.

The research approaches I use are associated with Human Computer Interaction (HCI), design and engineering and include hard- and software prototyping, physical computing with mobile and sensor technologies, research through design, user research, user experience (UX) design, interaction design (IxD), art-based research and HCI-related qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.

Dr. Oliver Hödl

Besides, I am active as an entrepreneur since 2005 with the IT Systems Design and Development Lab in Vienna and the Sound and Physical Computing Studio in Mürzzuschlag, both in Austria, which are currently to be subsumed in the company and brand Dr. Hödl.

Before my academic career I worked as a software engineer, studied informatics, musicology and philosophy, and had a recording studio as a freelance musician.

Voluntarily and in my spare time I am the chairman of the organising committee of the Rudolfina-Redoute. This traditional Viennese ball has its origin in 1899 and is the oldest and last remaining masked ball of its kind. Every year about 4.000 people from all around the world attend the Rudolfina-Redoute on Carnival Monday in the Wiener Hofburg.

Contact

Ideas for collaboration are always welcome!

oliver.hoedl[at]drhoedl.com

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