Digital technologies are transforming the world, blurring the boundaries between virtual and physical and profoundly changing the way we interact with information. Our Department of Human-Centred Computing (HCC) is at the forefront of these revolutions, ensuring that people are central as we refigure our societal, organisational and environmental relationships.
We are a large multidisciplinary collective of researchers, practitioners and scholars. Our expertise ranges from computer creativity, immersive data analytics and visualisation to inclusive technologies, human-centred AI, and the social, cultural and experiential dimensions of emerging information and communication systems. We design and create engaging technologies that enhance people’s capabilities, understanding, and experiences, and we study their impact on individuals, communities, organisations and societies.
With our diverse range of capabilities, we aim to improve our relationship with digital technologies and to harness their power for a fairer, more equitable and just world.
Our research expertise
We have capabilities built around multiple areas of expertise. Read more about our research.
Conducting research into the application of innovative technologies for inclusion and access.
Data Visualisation and Immersive Analytics Lab
Innovating in information visualisation, accessibility and responsive document layout.
Human Centred AI
Developing new human-centered systems for more personalised, adaptive interfaces.
Digital Equity and Digital Transformation
Investigating the impact of information and communication technologies to ensure they play a positive role in society.
Uncovering the creative applications and untapped opportunities of technology.
Emerging Technologies Research Lab
Researching the dimensions of the design, use and futures of new and emerging technologies.