Florian Wirth

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BSc. Human-Computer-InteractionLudwig-Maximilians-Universität München



Florian is a research intern at the Urban Informatics Research Lab and CARRS-Q working on his master thesis. His research investigates how technology can improve the safety of cyclists in an urban environment by concentrating on human-centered design and interaction techniques. As part of the project Risky Gadgets to the Rescue, Florian is examining the human perception of hazards in typical cycling situations and developing an on-board user interface for notifications about dangerous encounters aiming to prevent accidents and fatalities. The ultimate goal of the research is to improve citizens’ sense of safety while riding a bicycle and integrating active transport as a vital part of their everyday life.


Before he joined the lab, Florian was a working student at Barmer GEK as well as Ray Sono AG, managing content, designing user interfaces, and assisting in the process of finding UX-related solutions for customers. During his studies he acquired fundamental knowledge about interaction design techniques, app design and development, and data science principles. He has great interests in improving the general safety and integrity of citizens as he has already shown in his final thesis for his bachelor’s degree, where he was investigating privacy preserving ways for indoor positioning methods.


Research Areas:

  • Human-Computer-Interaction
  • Interaction and UX Design
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Science


Contact Details:

Email: wirthf@qut.edu.au

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/wirthf