Welcome to the FIT Lab!
What is the FIT Lab?FIT means Future Interaction Technologies — it’s about the complex devices that change our lives, for better or worse — whether in our homes, cars, mobile phones or medical devices.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) can be a creative and exciting field of research, but in collaboration with companies like Microsoft Research, Nokia, and the NHS, the FIT Lab likes to focus on Grand Challenges
The FIT Lab was opened in 2006 by Professor Harold Thimbleby and has since grown to include a range of world-leading HCI experts.
As well as performing world-class HCI research, the FIT Lab runs PhD, MSc and MRes programs.
Where is the FIT Lab?The FIT Lab is part of the Computer Science Department of Swansea University in Wales, UK.
ConferencesThe FIT Lab team regularly submit, review and attend many world leading international conferences, including:
• Mobile HCI
• Pervasive Heath
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FIT Lab News
Congratulations to Gerrit and Margriet10 May 2013
Gerrit and Margriet
C’est la vie!10 May 2013
Now that we have all had time to recover from all the excitement of CHI in Paris, we can share with you some of the highlights of the trip including Matt’s handover ceremony at the closing plenary (right) and Harold’s interactive best paper talk (left). There’s no time to rest now though as most of us are already thinking about our next conference trips – including MobileHCI in Munich and Interact in Cape Town! It will be a busy and exciting summer – and don’t forget if you’re around the FIT Lab and fancy a snack – pop in to our charity tuck shop!
FIT Lab at CHI 201322 April 2013
It will be very quiet in the lab next week as most of the FIT Lab will be attending CHI 2013 in Paris. It’s our busiest CHI to date in fact – Karen and the CHI med team are hosting a workshop with accepted papers from Tom and Gerrit while we are also celebrating Harold winning a CHI best paper! Liam and Emma are student volunteers; Matt will be sitting on a panel; Emma and Yukang have accepted WIP papers and, last but not least, we will watch as Matt takes the baton to become CHI 2014’s general chair! Phew! Meanwhile, back at home, the undergraduate project fair will be taking place – good luck to all our FIT Lab students!
Com-me Launch21 March 2013
So we have been super busy over the last month organizing the launch of our com-me toolkit in Cape Town, South Africa. We are pleased to report that the workshop was well attended and spurred a lot of interesting discussion about community-generated media in low-resource rural settings. Go us! In fact, we have been so busy we almost forgot to report on our successful Beating Bowel Cancer donation – last month we raised a fantastic £150 for the charity! Thanks to everyone for their support. This month’s charity will be the Singleton Hospital ITU – watch this space for more information about upcoming charity events and don’t forget about the FIT Lab tuck shop!
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