TU Wien Informatics

Katta Spiel

Projektass.in(FWF) Dr.in techn. / BSc B.A. MSc

Research Focus

Research Areas

  • Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Accessibility Expert, Technology Assessment, Participatory Design, Disability Studies, Textile Technologies
Katta Spiel


I research marginalised perspectives on technology to inform critical design and engineering. My work is situated at the intersection of Computer Science, Design and Cultural Studies Drawing on methods from (Critical) Participatory Design and Action Research, I collaborate with neurodivergent and/or nonbinary folks in conducting explorations of novel potentials for designs, methodological contributions to Human-Computer Interaction and innovative technological artefacts.


Note: Due to the rollout of TU Wien’s new publication database, the list below may be slightly outdated. Once APIs for the new database have been released, everything will be up to date again.


  • Desiging Social Play Things / Ch. Frauenberger, S.-K. Kender, L. Scheepmaker, K. Werner, K. Spiel / in: "NordiCHI '20: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society", 24; issued by: Association for Computing Machinery; ACM, New York, 2020, ISBN: 9781450375795, 1 - 12







  • Förderungspreis der Stadt Wien in der Sparte Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft, Technik
    2022 / Stadt Wien / Austria
  • Best Paper Honourable Mention Award
    2022 / Mensch und Computer 2022 / Germany
  • Best Paper Award
    2022 / Mensch und Computer 2022 / Germany
  • Best Paper 2020
    2021 / International Journal of Human-Computer Studies / USA
  • Best Paper Award & Diversity and Inclusion Award
    2021 / SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems / USA
  • Best Pictorial Award
    2021 / SIGCHI Creativity & Cognition / USA
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award
    2021 / SIGCHI Conference on Tangible Embodied and Embedded Interaction / USA
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
    2020 / Mensch und Computer / Germany
  • Exceptional Norms
    2020 / Firnberg-Programm / Austria
  • Evaluating the Experiences of Autistic Children with Technologies in Co-Design
    2020 / SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award / USA
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award
    2019 / Communities & Technologies / USA
  • Best Paper Honourable Mention Award
    2018 / Foundations of Digital Games Conference / USA

Soon, this page will include additional information such as reference projects, activities as journal reviewer and editor, memberships in councils and committees, and other research activities.

Until then, please visit Katta Spiel’s research profile in TISS .