Our research is concerned with identifying ICT barriers in order to remove them. We are at the forefront of fostering discussion and changes in existing ICT systems and ensuring both existing and new ICT systems are universally designed.
We are also at the forefront of research in the world on Universal Design of ICT.
This research group belongs to the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design.
Head of research group
More about the research group
Universal design advisers
The group members have acted as consultants and advisers for national and international businesses, government agencies and civil society organizations. Some examples include:
- United Nations International Telecommunications Union
- World Health Organization
- EU Projects
- Norwegian Government
- United States Government
Teaching universal design
We are responsible for the master’s program in Universal Design of ICT and the International Summer School in Universal Design of ICT.
We are also involved in supervising Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates and students within the realm of European Project Semester (EPS).
Furthermore, group members design and teach courses either directly concerning or related to universal design of ICT. All the courses and research projects make use of state-of-the-art technology available on-site at our Interaction Lab (iLab).
As a research group, there is a strong culture of publishing results in peer-reviewed outlets and regularly applying for funding.
- CHIP homeTec
- Democratic Urban Development in the Digital Age – DEMUDIG
- Making persons with disabilities full citizens (DISCIT)
- MAP - Mozambique/Norway Accessibility Partnership
- MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership (MOOCAP) (cristin.no)
- Public Media on Web for Everyone (cristin.no)
- RELINK – Relinking the weak link. Building resilient digital households through interdisciplinary and multilevel exploration and intervention
- SEMIAH. Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Aggregation of Households (cristin.no)
- Sino-Norway Welfare Policy Dialogue (SINOPO)
- UNSAID: a Universal System for Auto-Detecting Cognitive Impairments (cristin.no)
- YouCount: Empowering youth and co-creating social innovations and policymaking through youth-focused citizen social science