Technology × Social Interaction

Research on how technology affects and could enhance human-human interaction.

Technology × Social Interaction (TSI)

(× = by / of / in / for / against / beyond ...)

TSI research group is interested in the role of technology in social interaction.
We aim to enhance social interaction and collaboration with novel forms of ICT.

Our research interests include:
Social Matching: How could data science & AI help identify suitable collaborators?
Mediated communication: How does UI design shape interaction in social media?
Critical design: Which design conventions in ICTs need to be challenged?
Social Acceptance: How is social and societal acceptance of new ICT formed?
Techno-ethics: How to design for more ethically sustainable ICT?
Human-AI collaboration: How can human intelligence and artificial intelligence best work together?

We argue to be a truly cross-disciplinary group, building on human-technology interaction, user experience, computer-supported cooperative work, social computing, data science, internet research, and social psychology.

Contact and group lead: thomas.olsson@tuni.fi

TSI is part of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, the New Social Research programme and the HTI Tampere community.