Human-Centered Computing is one of three research units at the Department of Computer Science. The unit covers in particular the development and application of computerised systems in organisations.
About Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
The Human-Centered Computing Group conducts research on the development and use of information technology. The research field is development and use of computerised systems at two levels: humans and organisations. This is reflected in the following two research groups:
Human-computer interaction (HCI)
Design and evaluation of the interaction between a user and a computerised system.
Systems development (SD)
Development and use of computerised systems in organisations.
The two groups share the focus on the development and use of information technology. They also share the basic research approach and several research methods. The difference relates to the group of analysis, which is either a human or an organisation. The shared research approach is empirical and experimental as well as theoretical.
- Theoretical frameworks to understand the field.
- Methodologies and techniques to guide action in practice.
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.