Welcome to the FIT Lab!

  • What is the FIT Lab?

    FIT means Future Interaction Technologies — it’s about the complex devices that change our lives, for better or worse — whether in our homes, cars, mobile phones or medical devices.

    Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) can be a creative and exciting field of research, but in collaboration with companies like Microsoft Research, Nokia, and the NHS, the FIT Lab likes to focus on Grand Challenges

    The FIT Lab was opened in 2006 by Professor Harold Thimbleby and has since grown to include a range of world-leading HCI experts.

    As well as performing world-class HCI research, the FIT Lab runs PhD, MSc and MRes programs.
  • Where is the FIT Lab?

    The FIT Lab is part of the Computer Science Department of Swansea University in Wales, UK.
  • Conferences

    The FIT Lab team regularly submit, review and attend many world leading international conferences, including:
    • CHI
    • MobileHCI
    • Ubicomp
    • Pervasive Heath
    • JCDL
    • TPDL
    • ECIS
    • CSCW
    • DIS
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FIT Lab News

Merry Christmas!

16 December 2015

Merry Christmas from the FIT Lab! As we are getting ready to take some time off for the festive season, we are quietly reflecting on our achievements over the last few months. While some of us have been jetting off to far away places to conduct field research, others have been here getting stuck in to the new teaching year. November saw the 33rd annual Gregynog Colloquium with a record number of third year students in attendance and we were pleased to run the Maker competition again - this year opening it to the whole of the College of Science. Well done to all the winners. And last, but not least, no end of year post would be complete without a report on our CHI success: we are pleased to announce the acceptance of two full papers and a course on interaction design for life at CHI 2016 - see you in San Jose!

Busy busy!

30 September 2015

We’ve had another very busy few months here - with most of the lab attending CHI in Seoul, South Korea to present 3 papers, 2 work-in-progress, 1 course and 1 workshop. Since then we’ve been working hard writing papers for next year’s CHI in San Jose, as well as heading out to Copenhagen for MobileHCI and being awarded £1million from EPSRC for a new project on deformable displays. We’ve also, sadly, said goodbye to several FIT Lab members over the past few months, as we’ve seen Liam and Tom graduate, and the CHI Med project come to an end, waving off Patrick, Karen, Huawei and Gerrit to brighter shores elsewhere. Good luck to all!

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