Department of Computer Science

Human-Computer Interaction and Design

Intersection of computing, interaction technologies and human-centred design research.
Human computer interaction illustration Matti Ahlgren Aalto University

Human-Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) is a crucial research area examining the intersection of computing, interaction technologies and human-centred design research. HCID engages transdisciplinary approaches to conducting critical research, design, development and evaluation of current and novel technologies, behaviors, processes, models, practices and experiences among human, artificial and non-human entities, while examining the impacts on people, society and ecology. It draws from emerging research, scholarship and practice across disciplines including computer science (computation, software engineering, machine learning, AI, interaction design), cognitive science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, media, arts, design, learning/education, ethics, and public policy, among others.

Johanna Ylipulli standing on a bridge

Designing sustainable societies through trust

A broad understanding of digital technologies is of utmost importance in the information era. How do we make sure that humans stay in the loop in a socially sustainable way as societies become ever more digitalised?

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A collection of textiles and electronics to be used in a digital batch for student overalls.

Could wearable memes be the new fashion statement?

Digital fashion practices can amplify our artists - or trolls - within.

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A young girl in mid-jump on a trampoline. She is facing away from the camera with her knees up and her arms extended. Facing the trampoline is a television showing a video game in which the young girl is in mid-jump above another character.

Augmented reality turns climbing walls and trampolines into games

By enhancing ordinary activities, augmented reality can help motivate kids to move

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Two white-face sakis sitting on a tree branch and grooming in Korkeasaari Zoo

Saki monkeys get screen time for more control over their lives in captivity

Computer scientists have designed a video player that the small primates can activate on demand

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Video games evoke emotions that even music and cinema fail to reach

A recent doctoral dissertation shows players appreciate evoked emotional experiences, even when some are far from positive

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Johanna Kaipio seisoo ulkona, taustalla ruskan värittämä pihlajapuu ja pensaita.

A 'lifelong interest in coding' is not a requirement for seeking a career in technology

Johanna Kaipio, Professor of Practice, ventured onto the path of technology as a result of an interest in psychology, mathematical subjects and medicine in upper secondary school. Now, as a researcher of health and social care information systems, Kaipio brings these elements together.

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Giulio Jacucci

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

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Department of Computer Science is part of School of Science in Aalto University.

PML research gropu at department of computer science, photo Matti Ahlgren

Research in Computer Science

Research in the Department of Computer Science

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School of Science

Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations and businesses

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