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Reshaping the future - Human interaction
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The Future Interaction Technology Laboratory (FIT Lab) is the College of Science’s Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group. Opened in 2006 by Professor Harold Thimbleby, the FIT Lab has since grown to become internationally recognised as a world-leading centre for HCI research forging collaborations with industry partners such as Microsoft Research, Google, the BBC, IBM, Nokia, and the NHS.

The goal of the FIT Lab is to put people at the heart of technological innovation – to create platforms, devices and services that are not just functional, but usable, efficient and enjoyable. Much of our research involves working directly with end-users to study, plan, design and create new interactions appropriate for their contexts. HCI is a multidisciplinary field that spans beyond computer science into areas including psychology, sociology, health, ethnography, design, human factors, engineering and linguistics and therefore, involves a significant of collaborations with other disciplines within the University and beyond.

Research councils and industry stakeholders have funded the work conducted in the FIT Lab – over the past decade, this has included over £15 million pounds of EPSRC funding. These projects have enabled the group to make significant, recognised, world-leading impacts on the research community ranging from theoretical frameworks to deep understandings of novel algorithms.