Since 2008 the Interactive and Trustworthy Technologies group has studied how people interact with technology, and the impacts that technology has on the population in terms of convenience, usability, performance and security. Primary areas of research focus include the following:
- Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
- Usable security (HCISec)
- Pervasive Health
- Mobile Computing
- Information retrieval
with applications to areas such as health and wellness, rehabilitation, online and mobile banking, and big data analysis.
Our work builds on user-centred design tradition where end-users are seen as active co-constructors of functionality, and we rely upon additional group skills in areas such as machine learning, sensors, and software and systems. In addition to critical evaluations of current systems, our research establishes new methodologies and new technology solutions, often involving novel interactions, e.g., thermal interfaces, and non-visual interactions in autonomous vehicles.
The group is part of the Department of Computer Sciences within the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot Watt University.