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Open Lab

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

Interdisciplinary approach

With over 80 researchers and staff, we are one of the biggest research groups in the School of Computing. Open Lab works 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, Open Lab's research connects with many of Newcastle University’s core research strengths, from ageing and health to data and cities.