The research of the Interactive Systems group aims at understanding and improving the myriad ways that computing now serves humanity. The group operates across traditional discipline boundaries, but crucially sees interactive systems from the point of view of their users. So one major aim is to understand how to make the experience of using computing systems both productive and pleasant.
The work spans a number of traditional academic disciplines, including computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, psychology, music, sociology and anthropology.
The group is organised into three labs: