How might technology
foster human qualities
that we value, such as
curiosity, creativity and
compassion?

"We encounter the deep questions of design when we recognize that in designing tools we are designing ways of being." -- Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores

Led by Prof. Edith Law, our lab focuses on research questions related to the design of social computing technology that enable groups or crowds of people to accomplish meaningful tasks. Our research is value-driven, technology-agnostic and heavily influenced by concepts and ideas from psychology. As such, our projects touch upon a wide variety of technology, including scientific and medical crowdsourcing systems, pedagogical agents, social robots, comic authoring tools and mixed-reality games.