Psychology of Human-Technology Interaction
The programme concerns psychological research regarding people's interaction with technology. It is interdisciplinary in its scope and focusses primarily on human-technology interaction with systems and services involving information/communication technology and sustainability-relevant technology.
The programme covers both experiential, as well as social aspects of the human-technology interaction from a cognitive psychological and social psychological perspective. Its mission is as follows:
- To perform fundamental interdisciplinary research on human-technology interaction, particularly with respect to communication and information technology and in regard to the promotion of more sustainable performance and wellbeing of individuals.
- Research to facilitate the implementation and to promote the use of novel technology (i.e., innovation);
- Research to evaluate and improve technology (such as computer interfaces) for human usage;
- Research to develop and improve virtual and augmented environments for novel forms of interaction, instruction, and entertainment;
- Research to evaluate the consequences of novel technology for humans and their everyday performance and wellbeing;
- To transform students into scientists capable of setting up their own research agenda in human-technology interaction;
- To enable students to contribute to all sorts of technology-based experiential, social, and organisational problems with critical insight and creative solutions;
- To disseminate our new insights and, thus, to enable fellow humans to exercise a desired and satisfying level of control over their technological environments.