Human-IST Institute

IHM16 in Fribourg

The University of Fribourg and its local partners will host the 28th edition of the International French Conference on Human-Machine Interaction (IHM 2016). More details can be found here.

After two years of activity, Human-IST officially became an Institute in August 2017. It 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 to develop and evaluate 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 Institute conducts cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in the design, implementation and evaluation of novel paradigms regarding Interaction Science and Technology.

The Human-IST (Human-Centered Interaction Science and Technology) Institute of the University of Fribourg is an interfaculty institute affiliated with the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, and is dedicated to research and teaching in Human-Computer Interaction, combining expertise in computer science, psychology and sociology.

The objectives and tasks of the institute are described in detail in the Statutes of the Human-IST Institute. The Institute has the following three administrative bodies:


LSE (2010-2015)

The EmotiBoard (2011-2014)

Visual Analytics for All (2012)