The Human-Centred Computing research theme is focused on understanding and improving the relationship between humans and technology. Our goal is to investigate the design and impact of a variety of technologies on individuals, communities, and societies. We are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and risks in the innovation of interactive and intelligent systems and tools. We use a diversity of research methods to explore how to design ethical, inclusive, and responsible computing systems that support human needs, activities, and wellbeing. Our research interests are addressed in various domains, including health, education, arts, and culture. Members of the Human-Centred Computing group are also experts in specialist fields such as persuasive technologies, behaviour change interventions and support systems, theoretical and practical aspects of argumentation, gamification and game-based learning, assistive technologies, and educational technologies.
Research areas include:
- Human-computer interaction
- Adaptive computing, user modeling, and personalisation
- Ethical computing
- Affective and empathic computing
- Mobile and wearable computing
- Digital wellbeing