The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research includes a wide range of research objects, perspectives and methods. We carry out various types of design research and analytical studies of empirical conditions.
We do this work by designing, building and studying technology in use. In order to carry out the research, we sometimes need to develop new tools in order to get close and capture the everyday situation. This is a way of studying existing practices, what use looks like today. To study alternative ways in which technology can be present in everyday life, we sometimes also need to design and build these alternatives to be able to test them.
This work is done through multidisciplinary perspectives and involves people with backgrounds in computer science, applied IT, and interaction design.