Introduction

ECIS 

Introduction

The program concerns psychological research regarding people's interaction with technology. It is interdisciplinary in its scope and focuses primarily on human-technology interaction with systems and services involving information/communication technology and sustainability-relevant technology. The program covers both experiential as well as social aspects of the human-technology interaction from a cognitive psychological and social psychological perspective. Its mission is to perform fundamental research on human-technology interaction, particularly with respect to communication and information technology and in regard to the promotion of more sustainable performance of individuals. The focus of the program is on:

  • 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 performances.

This is a continuous research program that has been formally acknowledged by the KNAW in July 2002 as part of the J. F. Schouten Graduate School of User-System Interaction. The program is currently led by prof.dr. Cees Midden and dr. W.A. IJsselsteijn.