The WEL is elaborating a research manifesto, which currently comprises the following statetements:
- We see our work as ‘Core HCI Research, Applied Across Disciplines’.
- We are interested in how users interact with the Web and how the Web, through its design and technology, enables users to interact with it (including Emergence & Evolution).
- We believe that by understanding difficult technical interactions in the context of user experience and dis- ability we are better placed to understand, and solve, the associated problems in everyone’s interactive behaviour.
- We take disabled interaction as an uber use modality – if we address these hard problems universal solutions will follow.
- We are small, focused, determined, very scientific, very empirical, in pursuit of (and achieving) core cross-disciplinary research excellence, and actively contributing to Manchester’s 35th world-wide rating for HCI (as formulated by Microsoft). Support from our 3rd sector funders shows the Big Society in action.
This statements were originally published on Simon Harper's blog entry entitled HCI Capability in CompSci here at Manchester