The Interaction Design research area at The University of Queensland conducts research into interaction design, social, mobile and ubiquitous computing.
Human beings are capable of rich, sensory and skilful interaction with the physical world, but little of our natural capacity for interaction is utilised in how we typically interact with computers. We are focused on reimagining the ways that people physically and socially interact with the digital world. Our approach to design begins by understanding how people live, work and play, and designing interactive technologies that naturally fit with their existing skills and practices.
The technologies we encounter every day in schools, homes, workplaces and public spaces can be designed to create new possibilities for how we access, understand, and interact with digital information. Each of our research projects are concerned with the contextual, people-centered design of interactive technology for use in various settings.