Human Centred Computing
Human Centred Computing covers the School's socio-technical expertise in the design, implementation, deployment and evaluation of technology in specific user groups. This includes the socially disadvantaged, older users, those in long-term or intensive care, and those with disabilities. One of this research group's recent signal successes has been partnering with the University of Newcastle to win one of only three £12m Digital Economy research hubs established by the UK government to explore practical challenges to the establishment of a digital economy.
HCC at the School of Computing comprises the following areas of research:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
The School of Computing is the world leader in developing intelligent and multimodal technologies within the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), working with the foremost companies in the field support and enhance interaction for individuals with a variety of communication impairments across the lifespan.
The SiDE project is about including older adults in the process of new technological developments. We are building a Research Pool of older people across Scotland and North-East England. We are particularly interested in older adults because they are more likely to have missed out on technology at school or work. Older people also make up the biggest percentage of the population now and it is vital we learn from their experiences.
The National Health Service (NHS) is the largest employer in Western Europe and its activities directly impact on every member of the UK population throughout their lives. Healthcare Computing Research in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee seeks to apply its expertise, in collaboration with colleagues within NHS, to improve the quality of care.
John Arnott, Rolf Black, Michael Crabb, Marianne Dee, Paul Gault, Lorna Gibson, Peter Gregor, Vicki Hanson, Daniel Herron, Nick Hine, Janet Hughes, Claire Jones, Chris Martin, Lesley McIntyre, Rachel Menzies, Kyle Montague, Iain Murray, Chris Norval, John Richards, Lesley Scott, Ha Trinh, Annalu Waller, Katie Went, Mark Zarb.