Design of information systems (DESIGN)
The DESIGN group studies the design and use of information systems
Our research focuses on the design of information systems that will support users in their daily work and other practices, such as travel, play, Internet use, health care or taxes. We have a multidisciplinary approach, combining technological and socio-cultural knowledge about design, use, and users. This forms the basis for the design of information into visual and physical representations.
Our research focuses on how we can identify users' needs grounded in the activities into which the future information system will become a part. This requires a deep understanding of the use practices -- i.e. the practices and activities constituting the context for the information system. At the same time, we need a solid understanding of the technological possibilities that can be involved. The translation between use and design -- between understanding existing practice and suggesting technical solutions -- is the core of our research.