The ISRC comprises of a number of human-centered computing (HCC) faculty and students that conduct research in numerous fields of interest. HCC research done within the ISRC addresses a diverse collection of interrelated research questions centered on the design, implementation, and evaluation of highly-usable interactive systems. The ISRC team also employs a variety of methodologies nested in both quantitative and qualitative approaches, lab and field based data collection, and usability engineering approaches including user-centered design, participatory design, and other related techniques.
The three core areas of focus by the HCC team are:
- Accessible Computing — broadly defined to include issues associated with disabilities, age, culture, as well as context-aware computing, among others.
- Human-Information Interaction — studies information behavior and the design of user interaction methods to support that behavior.
- Social Computing — studies social behavior as it relates to computational systems and evaluating the various environments therein.