Human-Centered Computing

About Human-Centered Computing (HCC)

Human-Centered Computing is one of three research units at the Department of Computer Science. 

The research field is design, development and use of interactive computer systems. The research approach is empirical and experimental. The types of results include:

  1. Theoretical frameworks as contributions to understanding the field.
  2. Methodologies and techniques as contributions to guiding practical action.
  3. Changes as contributions to understanding and improving practice within the field.

The perspective is human-centered and it includes software development, digitalisation, human-computer interaction, interaction design, user experience, and innovation

Intellectual support is sought in adjacent disciplines: engineering, systems theory, organisation theory, sociology, media science, theory of research, and philosophy. The research approaches applied by the unit encompass action research, case research, laboratory experiments, and field studies and experiments.

Centre for Socio-Interactive Design

The Research Centre for Socio-Interactive Design sees its primary goal as conducting and promoting research that integrates both the social and the interactive aspects of IT artefacts and services. S+I is between design and use and at the same time between processes and artefacts & services.

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Full professors


Peter Axel Nielsen, Professor

Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300, room 5-2-12
9220 Aalborg East, Denmark

Phone: 45 2128 4155
 pan@cs.aau.dk


Jesper Kjeldskov, Professor

Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300, room 5-2-10
9220 Aalborg East, Denmark

Phone: 45 9940 8921
 jesper@cs.aau.dk

Group coordinator

 
Ivan Aaen, Associate Professor

Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300, room 5-2-14
9220 Aalborg East, Denmark

Phone: 45 9940 8852
 ivan@cs.aau.dk