TAUCHI is a research center where of six research groups are working together to provide wide and interdisciplinary expertise in the field of human-technology interaction. TAUCHI is composed of the following research groups:
- Multimodal Interaction Research Group (MMIG)
leader: Prof. Roope Raisamo
- Pervasive Interaction Research Group (PIRG)
leader: Prof. Markku Turunen
- Research Group for Emotions, Sociality, and Computing (ESC)
leader: Prof. Veikko Surakka
- Visual Interaction Research Group (VIRG)
leader: Senior Research Fellow Päivi Majaranta
- Technology and Social Interaction Research group (TSI)
leader: Associate Prof. Thomas Olsson
- The Unit of Human-Centered Technology (IHTE)
leader: Prof. Kaisa Väänänen
In each project collaboration, we may recruit researchers from several research groups to best meet the needs of the specific project. In total, TAUCHI presently has about 60 research staff members. Research methods cover all phases of research in human-technology interaction, from UX design and constructive research on new multimodal interaction concepts to experimental basic research in laboratories, UX evaluation, field studies, and theory building. Our researchers co-create new technology with companies, leading to patentable novel solutions. Our research is published in high-quality venues to benefit the research community. TAUCHI’s societal impact has been evaluated as excellent in the Research Assessment Exercise of the University of Tampere in 2014. This is supported by our numerous collaborations with companies from different industrial sectors, other actors in the society and our global reach including collaborations with leading research partners in the USA, Canada, Europe and India.
Our recent research projects can be found here.