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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Kuvituskuva videopelien pelaajasta

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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Fabian Fagerholm

Fabian Fagerholm

Assistant Professor
T313 Dept. Computer Science
Jorma Laaksonen

Jorma Laaksonen

Senior University Lecturer
T313 Dept. Computer Science
Mika P. Nieminen

Mika P. Nieminen

Senior University Lecturer
T313 Dept. Computer Science
Nitin Sawhney

Nitin Sawhney

Professor of Practice
Johanna Viitanen

Johanna Viitanen

Assistant Professor
T313 Dept. Computer Science

Giulio Jacucci

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

Latest publications

From a National Meeting to an International Conference

Mikko Apiola, Sonsoles Lopez-Pernas, Mohammed Saqr, Arnold Pears, Mats Daniels, Lauri Malmi, Matti Tedre 2022 IEEE Access

Understanding videos with face recognition

Pasquale Lisena, Jorma Laaksonen, Raphaël Troncy 2022 MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

Transparency and Explainability of AI Systems: Ethical Guidelines in Practice

Nagadivya Balasubramaniam, Marjo Kauppinen, Kari Hiekkanen, Sari Kujala 2022 Requirements Engineering

Usability of information systems

Johanna Viitanen, Mari Tyllinen, Elina Tynkkynen, Tinja Lääveri 2022 International Journal of Medical Informatics

Co-creative Product Design with Interactive Evolutionary Algorithms: A Practice-Based Reflection

Severi Uusitalo, Anna Kantosalo, Antti Salovaara, Tapio Takala, Christian Guckelsberger 2022 Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design - 11th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2022, Held as Part of EvoStar 2022, Proceedings

The Interplay of Work, Digital Health Usage, and the Perceived Effects of Digitalization on Physicians' Work

Petra Saukkonen, Marko Elovainio, Lotta Virtanen, Anu Marja Kaihlanen, Janna Nadav, Tinja Laaveri, Jukka Vanska, Johanna Viitanen, Jarmo Reponen, Tarja Heponiemi 2022 JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH

Is Time on Smartphones Well Spent?

Maria Rasmussen, Julie Frydendahl, Elisa Mekler, Kasper Hornbæk 2022 Interacting with Computers

Vibing Together: Dance Experiences in Social Virtual Reality

Roosa Piitulainen, Perttu Hämäläinen, Elisa Mekler 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

An Approach to Computational Crisis Narrative Analysis

Henna Paakki, Nitin Sawhney, Faeze Ghorbanpour 2022
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Related units

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (external link)

Collaborative institute for research on information technology.

HIIT

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI (external link)

International research hub for artificial intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

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 areas

Research areas in the Department of Computer Science

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Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations and businesses

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