Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Dr. Asterios Leonidis
RTD Personnel at HCI, ICS-FORTH
The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Laboratory of ICS-FORTH, established in 1989, is an
internationally recognised centre of excellence, with accumulated experience in user interface
software technologies, design methodologies, and software tools. The Laboratory carries out
leading research activities focused on developing user interfaces for interactive applications
and services that are accessible, usable, and friendly to all users in the Information Society, while,
at the same time, providing an appropriate framework and tools for reducing development time and cost.
The research activities of the Laboratory, rooted in the principles of
Universal Access and Design for All, address the development of interactive
applications and services for various platforms, such as personal computers,
handheld computers, mobile phones, smart appliances, and other computational
devices distributed in the environment. The Laboratory is actively engaged in
technology and applications development in a variety of domains, including
access to the World Wide Web, text processing, electronic books, interpersonal
communications, education and vocational training, Telecommunications, Health
Telematics and wearable computing.
Most recent research activities of the Laboratory refer to Ambient Intelligence
technologies and their applications in Smart Environments, following a
User-Centred Design and Universal Access approach..