The Human-IST research center has been officially launched in February 2015 and is dedicated to research and training in Human-Computer Interaction combining expertise in computer science, psychology and sociology. Human-IST (Human Centered Interaction Science and Technology) aims at developing and evaluating new interface technologies that are usable, useful, and appealing to a broad section of people, and compatible with sustainability criteria. We believe it is critical to understand how the needs of people can be reflected in our future technologies. To this end, the Human-IST research center develops advanced user interfaces and design methodology, and systematizes cross-disciplinary approaches, which involves computer scientists, psychologists, sociologists, and designers.
The objectives of the Human-IST competence center are to conduct cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in the design, implementation and evaluation of novel paradigms regarding Interaction Science and Technology and at the same time to propose a multidisciplinary curriculum in this field.