Research in the Collaborative Systems Laboratory (CSL) focuses on the investigation and development of technological systems that support collaborative human activity, using theoretical perspectives and research methodologies from the human factors engineering (HFE), human-computer interaction (HCI), and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) research communities.
A central focus of our research is the design of systems that support collaboration in co-located (or face-to-face) environments. The large, physically shared nature of interactive surface computing systems, such as interactive tabletops and wall computers, offer significant potential to support a wide variety of co-located collaborative activities. Thus, a significant portion of CSL research is focused on the design and evaluation of large-format surface computing systems, with a particular focus on interactive tabletop systems.
Please visit the "Current Research" and "Past Projects" menus to your left for an overview of CSL research activities, and the Publications pages to learn more about recent and past project outcomes.