Human-computer interaction

This field of research focuses on the design of computer technology and the interaction between humans (the users) and computers.

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Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) combines methods from computer science, mathematical-technical sciences, behavioural sciences and design to study and develop new interactions and experiences.

Advances in HCI have dramatically shaped computing, from the invention of the mouse to interactivity in nearly every facet of our modern existence. Smartphones and watches, voice assistants, social media, and computers in everything from cars to thermostats to refrigerators are just some of the examples of HCI in modern life.

Our research covers topics such as multitasking, affective interaction, gesture interaction, brain interfaces, eye-gaze interaction, games, and augmented and virtual reality applications for immersive, embodied experiences and wellbeing.

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