Human-Centred Computing

HCC at the OU takes a bottom-up approach to designing and deploying computing technologies for real-world needs and activities – whether in homes, hospitals, museums, or cities. This allows us to empower end-users and encourages their engagement with such technologies. At the OU, we specialize in novel interfaces (e.g., haptics, wearables, embedded technologies), the integration of technology into activities (e.g., music making, healthcare, working with animals), and effective design practice. Our research also focuses on understanding technology in context in-the-wild, and co-designing with the beneficiaries of the technologies, often in challenging circumstances.