The goal of AIR (Advanced Interface Research) is to investigate new ways of interaction with technological systems in their respective context of use. Three main contexts in which end-users interact with technology are investigated in detail, namely:

  1. Home and extended home
  2. Mobility
  3. Advanced service interactions

Automatic recognition of user behavior and emotion

In the AIR project, Noldus Information Technology contributed to the development and validation of novel methods and tools for the evaluation of human-system interaction and user experience. Noldus’ research tools such as The Observer XT, FaceReader, uLog, and uASQ were used in user studies, which will provided valuable feedback about the functionality, usability, and robustness of these tools. The results of AIR helped Noldus to improve the design and quality of its research tools. Furthermore, new measurement concepts and prototypes of novel research tools for automatic recognition of user behavior and emotion were field-tested in the AIR project.

Project partners

In this research project, industry and research partners will work closely on methodological innovations to prototype and evaluate products and services that are based on future interaction techniques. The consortium consists of 12 partners:

  • Center for Usability Research and Engineering (CURE)
  • University of Salzburg (ICT&S Center)
  • Fachhochschule Ober Österreich, Hagenberg (Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences)
  • Emporia
  • Graz Verkehrsbetriebe
  • A1 Telekom Austria
  • Musterhotel GmbH
  • Noldus Information Technology
  • Ovos Media Consulting
  • PLOT
  • Skidata

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