The Interaction Design group studies the impact that design can have as a means to create meaningful engagements and to influence behaviour of individuals, society and culture as a whole.
Our group generates knowledge on how to design for the interaction between people and the technology they surround themselves with. We focus on ways to design products and systems that people can understand and appreciate in a context where technological advancements fade the boundaries between hardware and software, device and users. In this context, we see it as the role of designers to integrate form, function, and to enrich human experience (i.e., meaning, emotion and (social) behaviour). With our research we aim to contribute to solving societal challenges of our time in domains such as sustainability, health, social connectedness and education. These are challenges that are by definition a combination of interdependent complex problems, where there is no single solution. The Interaction Design group has a close connection to the Designlab and is represented in the Personalized eHealth Technology research program of the University of Twente.