Feb 21 2010


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This is the home page and blog of the HotSoft research group at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.

We conduct research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and are an interdisciplinary group with connections to computer science, cognitive science, psychology, and the humanities. Our emphasis is on design and understanding of software as a new form of interactive media, where the software interacts with human behaviour in rich and subtle ways. We are particularly active in applying our research to computer security and computer games. We are also interested in the development practices that lead to such richly interactive software.

We collaborate closely with a number of research groups at the University, in particular work closely with both the Carleton Computer Security Lab (CCSL) and the Hypertext and Hypermedia Navigation Lab: the Hyperlab. Our work is funded principally through NSERC, the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, especially via NSERC ISSNet, NSERC SurfNet, and the GRAND NCE.