Technology × Social Interaction

Research on how information technology shapes and could enhance social interaction.

Technology × Social Interaction (TSI)

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

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

Our research interests include:
Social Matching: How could data science & AI help identify suitable collaborators, support recruitment, find experts, and form teams?
UI in mediated communication: How do user interfaces condition and structure interaction in social media? How to design sociality-enhancing UIs?
Critical and speculative design: Which ICT design conventions should be challenged?
ICT ethics and design responsibility: How to design for more ethically sustainable ICT?
Social Acceptance: How is social and societal acceptance of new ICT formed?
Human-AI collaboration: How can human intelligence and AI best work together?

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

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

Check out our Medium page and GitHub profile!

TSI is part of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, the New Social Research programme, the HTI Tampere community, and the Sustainable Digital Life Master’s programme.