The HCI group at CSC, is an interdisciplinary research group in human-computer interaction which has its roots in the IPLab research group (1985-2005) and the CID competence centre (1995-2005). The group originally evolved from computer science, but now has members from fields as diverse as linguistics, psychology, anthropology, cinema studies, industrial design and communication.
Human-Computer Interaction, HCI, is a young research area which deals with the interaction between humans and computerized systems. The field is both multi- and interdisciplinary. Whereas early HCI was mainly influenced by cognitive psychology and computer science, the influences today are much more differentiated and include e.g. ethnology, sociology and design. The field is strongly related to information technology and its applications, but also more generally deals with the usability and usefulness of technology.