The current human-computer interaction research interests include interfaces for collaborative activities, interaction techniques, information visualisation, interaction design and usability evaluation.
A major project in collaborative information gathering involves the development of tools and techniques for collaboration in the extraction of data from a variety of sources, including the WWW and corporate databases, to satisfy some predefined goal. The current target application focuses on the client-consultant collaboration in the travel industry.
Another project involves the application of large interactive display surfaces. The aim is to exploit recent technological developments which have made large whiteboard-like interactive displays far more widely accessible, and to
explore the applications in which they might be most effectively used. The goal is to retain the natural and informal atmosphere of the conventional whiteboard, while significantly augmenting its effectiveness and utility.
The web site for the HCI Group (predominant users of this research laboratory) can be found at http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/research/hci/.