HCI Research Group:
HCI is a multidisciplinary area at the intersection of computer science and engineering, anthropology, psychology and more recently neurophysiology. The problem HCI research address is the widening gap between digital technologies, which have been evolving rapidly in terms of storage space and processing power, and human abilities, which evolve with a much slower pace. Thus, the goal of HCI researchers is to find better ways for humans to interact with and utilize digital technology. This is achieved by enhancing existing communication means between the two sides, and by inventing new interaction techniques. Empirical evaluation, through formal experiments, of new systems and interaction techniques is at the core of HCI research. This is the main method used to be able to claim about the effectiveness and efficiency of an interface. The current research themes are:
Designing and evaluating new hardware and software interfaces to support novel interaction techniques.