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Department of Computer Science

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Human centred computing

As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous, our relationship with it is changing.

Our facilities

We boast an incredible array of facilities, making our innovative human centred computing research possible.

We are treating technology less as a tool, and more as a collaborator. In the move towards more sophisticated automation it is increasingly important that everything we design - from cars to personal assistants to algorithms - has human understanding, behaviour and ethics at its centre.

In the Department of Computer Science, human centred computing researchers are working in diverse fields including healthcare, robotics, virtual reality, media and beyond, to pioneer new forms of technology that will transform our lives, in exactly the ways we want them to.

Areas of expertise

Our researchers focus their work in the following specialist areas:

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    Psychological aspects of UX design

    By understanding human perception, we can build more effective software and hardware. We use eye tracking, analysis of facial expressions and gesture, and interaction analysis (extracting behaviour from mouse movements and key strokes) alongside qualitative methods such as usability evaluation to understand the user experience.

    Contact: Caroline Jay

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    UX design

    Better interfaces mean happier, more productive users. Our UX design work leads the world in accessibility for visually impaired users.

    Contact: Simon Harper

Postgraduate research projects


Ke Chen projects

Sarah Clinch projects

Angelo Cangelosi projects

Suzanne Embury projects

Aphrodite Galata projects

Simon Harper projects

Markel Vigo projects

Ning Zhang projects