FH-Prof. DI Dr.

Elmar Krainz



born 1976 in Bruck/Mur, Studies of computer Sciences at the Graz University of Technology (MSc 2003), doctoral program at Johannes Kepler University Linz in Computer Science Informatik (PhD, 2018)

Software developer and project manager in private and public sector, experience in research and teaching, since 2007 FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences

Focus on research and teaching in the areas of software development, usability, accessibility and mobile solutions

external Teaching
2015 and 2017 Lecturer for Android security at Hochschule Bremen
2012 and 2013 Visiting lecturer für software development und usability at Jönköping University, Sweden
2010 TU Graz Lecturer Computer Science 1
2009 and 2010 Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, visiting lecturer für usability Engineering
Selected Projects

MoDe - Mobile Development für KMUs, FFG Qualifizierungsseminar, Projektleitung, 10/2017-03/2018
Accessibility fuer Moxis4all, Xitrust, Projektleitung, 10/2016 – 03/2017
iBeacon Infrastruktur und Service Aufbau für mobile Anwendungen, MU Leoben, Projektleitung, 07/2017- 02/2018
NASCA - FFG Forschungsprojekt (Talente Reg., 3.Call), 04/2013-07/2014
Kooperation - Mobile Development Land Steiermark, Projektleitung, 01/2014 - 01/2016
PONS - NUTZERFUEHRUNG IM STRASSENVERKEHR- FFG Forschungsprojekt (Personenmobilität, MdZ 2. Call), Projektleitung, 02/2014-1/2016
KMU goes Mobile, Consulting und Entwicklung für spezielle IT-Lösungen
Ways4me, Projektmitarbeit im Bereich mobile Softwareentwicklung
Way2All Complete – FFG Forschungsprojekt, Einreichung und Projektleitung, 01/2011-12/2013,
NAVCOM – FFG Forschungsprojekt, Hauptverantwortlicher für Softwareentwicklung, 5/2010 – 10/2011
Ways4All – FFG Forschungsprojekt, Hauptverantwortlicher für Softwareentwicklung und Usability, 12/2009 - 3/ 2011
Selected Publicationen

Elmar Krainz, Klaus Miesenberger, and Johannes Feiner, Can We Improve App Accessibility with Advanced Development Methods?, accepted Paper ICCHP2018, 2018.

Johannes Feiner, Elmar Krainz, and Keith Andrews. A new approach to visualize accessibility problems of mobile apps in source code. In Proc. 20. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems , volume 2 of ICEIS 2018 , pages 519- 526. SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, Lda, 2018.

Elmar Krainz and Klaus Miesenberger. Accapto, a generic design and development toolkit for accessible mobile apps. Studies in health technology and informatics , 242:660-664, 2017.

Elmar Krainz, Werner Bischof, Markus Dornhofer, and Johannes Feiner. Catching the Right Bus - Improvement of Vehicle Communication with Bluetooth Low Energy for Visually Impaired and Blind People, pages 9-15. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.

Elmar Krainz, Johannes Feiner, and Martin Fruhmann. Accelerated development for accessible apps - model driven development of transportation apps for visually impaired people. In Human-Centered and Error-Resilient Systems Development - IFIP WG 13.2/13.5 Joint Working Conference 6th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering, HCSE 2016, and 8th International Conference on Human Error, Safety, and System Development, HESSD 2016 Stockholm, Sweden, August 29-31, 2016, Proceedings, pages 374- 381, 2016.

Elmar Krainz, Viktoria Lind,Werner Moser, and Markus Dornhofer. Accessible wayfinding on mobile devices for different user groups. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct, MobileHCI '16, pages 799-806, New York, NY, USA, 2016. ACM.

Franz Niederl, Elmar Krainz, Kerstin Kotal, Mira Nausner, Walter Baumgartner, and Martin Cremsner. Nasca - gps drawing as an interdisciplinary approach for education. In ICERI2015 Proceedings , 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, pages 1272-1277. IATED, 18-20, 2015.

Markus Dornhofer, Werner Bischof, and Elmar Krajnc. Comparison of open source routing services with Openstreetmap data for blind pedestrians. In FOSS4G-Europe 2014, 2014.

Elmar Krajnc, Wilhelm Zugaj, Mathias Knoll, and Johannes Feiner. Generic mobile applications for small and medium enterprises. In International Scientific Conference UNITECH'2014, volume II, pages 363-367, Gabrovo Bulgaria, 11 2014. Technical University of Gabrovo.

Elke Mattheiss and Elmar Krajnc. Route Descriptions in Advance and Turn-by-Turn Instructions - Usability Evaluation of a Navigational System for Visually Impaired and Blind People in Public Transport , pages 284-295. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013.

Werner Bischof, Elmar Krajnc, Markus Dornhofer, and Michael Ulm. NAVCOM - WLAN Communication between Public Transport Vehicles and Smart Phones to Support Visually Impaired and Blind People , pages 91-98. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012.

Martijn Kiers, W Bischof, E Krajnc, and M Dornhofer. Evaluation and improvements of an rfid based indoor navigation system for visually impaired and blind people. In 2011 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation; Paper, Guimaraes, Portugal (September 2011), 2011.

Elmar Krajnc, Mathias Knoll, Johannes Feiner, and Mario Traar. A Touch Sensitive User Interface Approach on Smartphones for Visually Impaired and Blind Persons , pages 585{594. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.

Johannes Feiner, Keith Andrews, and Elmar Krajnc. UsabML - the usability report markup language: Formalising the exchange of usability findings. In Proc. 2nd ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2010), pages 297-302, New York, NY, USA, May 2010. ACM.

Elmar Krajnc, Johannes Feiner, and Stefan Schmidt. User Centered Interaction Design for Mobile Applications Focused on Visually Impaired and Blind People , pages 195{202. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010.



IT & Mobile Security (Master, BB)
Sommersemester | Coursecode: m18.0419401 Master Thesis 0 SWS 14 ECTS
Mobile Software Development (Bachelor, Dual)
Sommersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832406 Seminar Mobile SW Development 3 SWS 4 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832307 Software Design 2 SWS 4 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832304 Seminar Internship 1 2 SWS 5 ECTS Sommersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832602 Bachelor Examination 0 SWS 1 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832507 Projectwork 2 SWS 5 ECTS Sommersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832607 Bachelor Thesis Seminar 2 SWS 3 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832506 Seminar Internship 3 2 SWS 5 ECTS Sommersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832601 Bachelor thesis 4 SWS 9 ECTS Sommersemester | Coursecode: B18.0832604 Mobile Software Solutions 3 SWS 6 ECTS
Software Design & Cloud Computing (BB) (Bachelor, BB)
Wintersemester | Coursecode: b18.0418501 Bachelor Thesis 2 SWS 10 ECTS Sommersemester | Coursecode: b22.0418208 Bootcamp 2 SWS 3 ECTS Sommersemester | Coursecode: b22.0418401 Startup Project 2 SWS 5 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: b22.0418115 Barcamp 2 SWS 2 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: b22.0418318 Hackaton 2 SWS 4 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: b18.0418504 Bachelor Thesis Seminar 1 SWS 5 ECTS
Software Design & Cloud Computing (VZ) (Bachelor, VZ)
Sommersemester | Coursecode: B22.0418207 Bootcamp 2 SWS 3 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: B22.0418116 Barcamp 2 SWS 2 ECTS Sommersemester | Coursecode: B22.0418402 Startup Project 3 SWS 5 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: B22.0418317 Hackathon 4 SWS 4 ECTS Wintersemester | Coursecode: B22.0418302 Software Design 2 SWS 3 ECTS