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

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!

Back-to-back hack week!

01 April 2015

Plant Hack winners and organisers
Ready, set, HACK! The FIT Lab have organised and attended two hacks last week! Last Monday kicked off with a Plant hackathon held in Emmanuel College, Cambridge which was all about encouraging richer, physical interactions with social media to promote sustainability. Not only did we run this hack, but we also submitted a team who won a runner up prize for the best story.

After this great event, Patrick, Gerrit and Jen then accompanied 10 undergraduate students to the Chapter Art centre in Cardiff for a BBC run newsHACK. The two teams (Oxwich and Rhosilli) comprised of: Stuart Watson, Priya Patel, Cameron Steer, Matheus Fernandez-Torquato, Riza Gulsen, Kristoffer Page, Peter Jenkins, Mathew Lloyd, Kajal Grant-Hindocha and Jonathan Bailey. We are also pleased to announce that our two teams won 3 out of the 4 prizes available, including the prize for overall best hack! The lucky winners won a trip to London to visit the BBC connected studios! Well done teams!

Teams Rhosilli and Oxwich at the BBC news hack in Cardiff

Liam Appears on BBC Radio Wales

20 February 2015

Liam Betsworth competed in The Big Welsh Idea Innovation Challenge yesterday. The Dragons Den style contest was hosted by Jason Mohammed as part of BBC Radio Wales's "The Big Welsh Idea" day. Well done Liam! Check it out!

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