Positive computing applications - human-computer interaction to change the world

Summary

Develop software applications that help people live healthier, happier, empowering lives.

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Rafael A. Calvo

Research Location

Electrical and Information Engineering

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

21st century ambitions should rest, not only in seeking the most usable, effective and satisfying user experiences, but also in seeking to design an experience that contributes to human potential by supporting wellbeing. This notion can be framed within a new domain called “Positive Computing. Positive Computing, a term taken from 'positive psychology', could be described as the study and development of technologies that are designed to support wellbeing and human potential.

There are many applications to be developed, for the web or for mobile phones. They aim to help people develop focus, engagement, empathy and more.
We seek students with excellent technical skills and with a strong interest in psychology.

Additional Information

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Keywords

positive psychology, natural language processing, pattern recognition, affective computing, Emotion

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1545

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