4TU.H&T Research Topics

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4TU.H&T Research Topics

Human-centred computing                     

4TU.H&T aims to advance the scientific research on human-centred computing (HCC). An important aspect is to develop methods for applying HCC-techniques so as to advance the humanities and social sciences (collecting, analysing, and validating data), especially in non-lab situations (mobile behaviour tracking, embedded sensors, internet-based data streams, and big data).

Human-agent partnerships                     

One of the aims of the 4TU.H&T research centre is to develop personal interactive (virtual or physical) agents that enhance people’s self-management capabilities by providing support for behavioural change to progressively improve the social, cognitive and affective processes associated with effective self-management.  Fundamental research questions focus on bonding, persuasion, trust, personalization, and reciprocal human-agent learning & teaching.

Natural interfaces                                       

The 4TU.H&T research centre investigates ways to leverage human perception and action abilities, while ameliorating and overcoming limitations and constraints, thus providing a powerful, rich, multimodal, intuitive way of interacting with digital content.

Social and affective intelligence            

How to create social digital entities (e.g., social robots, digital assistants) that are able to perceive and accurately interpret human social signals, and will respond in a socially acceptable and affectively appealing way.

Design research methods for HTI         

Understanding and addressing transformative effects of extended digital media use on human attentional processes, perception, cognition, stress and wellbeing, and social relationships.

4TU.H&T Research Topics

Human-centred computing                     

4TU.H&T aims to advance the scientific research on human-centred computing (HCC). An important aspect is to develop methods for applying HCC-techniques so as to advance the humanities and social sciences (collecting, analysing, and validating data), especially in non-lab situations (mobile behaviour tracking, embedded sensors, internet-based data streams, and big data).

Human-agent partnerships                     

One of the aims of the 4TU.H&T research centre is to develop personal interactive (virtual or physical) agents that enhance people’s self-management capabilities by providing support for behavioural change to progressively improve the social, cognitive and affective processes associated with effective self-management.  Fundamental research questions focus on bonding, persuasion, trust, personalization, and reciprocal human-agent learning & teaching.

Natural interfaces                                       

The 4TU.H&T research centre investigates ways to leverage human perception and action abilities, while ameliorating and overcoming limitations and constraints, thus providing a powerful, rich, multimodal, intuitive way of interacting with digital content.

Social and affective intelligence            

How to create social digital entities (e.g., social robots, digital assistants) that are able to perceive and accurately interpret human social signals, and will respond in a socially acceptable and affectively appealing way.

Design research methods for HTI         

Understanding and addressing transformative effects of extended digital media use on human attentional processes, perception, cognition, stress and wellbeing, and social relationships.

4TU.H&T Research Topics

4TU.H&T Research Topics

Human-centred computing                     

4TU.H&T aims to advance the scientific research on human-centred computing (HCC). An important aspect is to develop methods for applying HCC-techniques so as to advance the humanities and social sciences (collecting, analysing, and validating data), especially in non-lab situations (mobile behaviour tracking, embedded sensors, internet-based data streams, and big data).

Human-agent partnerships                     

One of the aims of the 4TU.H&T research centre is to develop personal interactive (virtual or physical) agents that enhance people’s self-management capabilities by providing support for behavioural change to progressively improve the social, cognitive and affective processes associated with effective self-management.  Fundamental research questions focus on bonding, persuasion, trust, personalization, and reciprocal human-agent learning & teaching.

Natural interfaces                                       

The 4TU.H&T research centre investigates ways to leverage human perception and action abilities, while ameliorating and overcoming limitations and constraints, thus providing a powerful, rich, multimodal, intuitive way of interacting with digital content.

Social and affective intelligence            

How to create social digital entities (e.g., social robots, digital assistants) that are able to perceive and accurately interpret human social signals, and will respond in a socially acceptable and affectively appealing way.

Design research methods for HTI         

Understanding and addressing transformative effects of extended digital media use on human attentional processes, perception, cognition, stress and wellbeing, and social relationships.

4TU.H&T Research Topics

Human-centred computing                     

4TU.H&T aims to advance the scientific research on human-centred computing (HCC). An important aspect is to develop methods for applying HCC-techniques so as to advance the humanities and social sciences (collecting, analysing, and validating data), especially in non-lab situations (mobile behaviour tracking, embedded sensors, internet-based data streams, and big data).

Human-agent partnerships                     

One of the aims of the 4TU.H&T research centre is to develop personal interactive (virtual or physical) agents that enhance people’s self-management capabilities by providing support for behavioural change to progressively improve the social, cognitive and affective processes associated with effective self-management.  Fundamental research questions focus on bonding, persuasion, trust, personalization, and reciprocal human-agent learning & teaching.

Natural interfaces                                       

The 4TU.H&T research centre investigates ways to leverage human perception and action abilities, while ameliorating and overcoming limitations and constraints, thus providing a powerful, rich, multimodal, intuitive way of interacting with digital content.

Social and affective intelligence            

How to create social digital entities (e.g., social robots, digital assistants) that are able to perceive and accurately interpret human social signals, and will respond in a socially acceptable and affectively appealing way.

Design research methods for HTI         

Understanding and addressing transformative effects of extended digital media use on human attentional processes, perception, cognition, stress and wellbeing, and social relationships.