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Open Lab

Open Lab

Open Lab is an interaction design research group, specialising in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and ubiquitous computing.

Interdisciplinary approach

With over 80 researchers and staff, we are one of the biggest research groups in the School of Computing. Our Open Lab partnerships work on a number of human-centred design projects both locally and globally.

We are truly interdisciplinary — our highly skilled researchers come from a huge range of backgrounds including:

  • computer science
  • design
  • engineering
  • health and social sciences
  • architecture and planning
  • education
  • the arts

Through this radical interdisciplinary approach, our Open Lab partnerships and research connect with many of Newcastle University’s core research strengths, from ageing and health to data and cities.