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Human-Centred Computing

Human-centred computing is an emerging interdisciplinary field that focuses on the human aspects of technology, including HCI, interaction design, software design and the sociology, anthropology and psychology of computer use. At the Open University, we are a group of researchers who are concerned with the development of theory, practice and systems that move beyond the ‘old’ HCI paradigm. We embrace new frameworks, methods and approaches for studying and supporting people using mobile, ubiquitous and web-based computing technologies. Contact: Dr. Janet van der Linden, Centre for Research in Computing The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK Web: For more details, see the HCC website. HCC encompasses a range of research areas: