Becoming a Sponsor or a Partner of the Human-IST Institute

Producing Cutting-Edge Interaction Designers and Scientists

The rapidly changing and expanding technology landscape, particularly as it relates to humans interacting with technology, is putting new demands on those who want to work in the field. Given the increasingly important and dominant role that technology plays in the lives of an extremely diverse user population, there is also an increasingly strong expectation regarding the usability and appropriateness of the technologies, and their abilities to fit into people’s lives. Consequently, those working in the field must not only be familiar with technological aspects, but also with how people function, both individually and in groups, and how they view and define their relationships with technology. At the same time, both industry and academia are realizing the growing importance and benefit of close collaborations, with both parties leveraging the expertise of the other to create better technologies that are more likely to stand the test of time.