On the 22nd of April 2016, the ‘Lange Nacht der Forschung’ (long night of research) took place in Austria and the Center for HCI presented its research to visitors during the event. Our main topic for this years ‘Lange Nacht der Forschung’ dealt with possible futures of HCI research. At our station in the Sala Terrena at the University of Salzburg, we showed contemporary research related to active ageing, human-robot interaction, production, and driving of the future, all representing and tackling highly relevant issues for todays societies, to be deeply explored for desirable futures.
In regard to possibilities to facilitate active ageing, Christiane Moser and Alina Krischkowsky presented the GeTVivid project to the visitors of the event. Thereby, visitors passing by the GeTVivid booth had the opportunity to try out the system on a TV, complemented with the second screen on the tablet. Many visitors got curious about the project idea and goals and were having intense conversations about possible application scenarios of the GeTVivid platform. Overall, the idea of the project as well as the specific implementation on a TV and second screen, was highly valued by the visitors and given potential to seriously support older adults in self-organizing support-exchange in the future.