The research group was established in 2017 based on the departments ongoing research activities in the related fields of Interaction Design (IxD), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Participatory Design (PD). In many respects, the group is a continuation of Mobile Application Group active from 2005 which focused on the design of mobile technologies for work, for collaboration and for fun, focusing on how location matters in this.

Interaction Design is to design “interactive products to support the way people communicate and interact in their everyday and working lives” (Preece, Rogers and Sharp 2015) or to design digital artifacts “to design people’s lives” (Löwgren and Stolterman 2004). The members of the research group for interaction design aim to work from these definitions and to combine deep mastery of emerging technologies with an acute sensibility towards people’s needs.

This focus is supported by the groups long experience with user oriented design, and methods that ensure ongoing participation from users in all phases of a design project.