The lab offers unique grounds for exploring the affective and emotional aspects of living with digital and interactive technologies, and how such affective interactions can change our relations to the world, each other, ourselves and technologies. An affective approach to designing digital and interactive environments, products or services directly focuses on experience, values and ethics in design. AIRLab provides an experimental space for changing how we might feel and live with digital and interactive technologies as they have become an integral part of the everyday physical, social and mental spaces we inhabit.

The primary areas of research include (but are not limited to)

  • VR and AR (immersive interactive experiences)
  • Biometric and Environmental Data Sensing (including Machine Learning, AI and Mood Detection)
  • Adaptive Environments and Interactive Spaces
  • Interactive Sound Design/Sonic Interaction Design
  • Affective and Emotional Robots

If you are interested in hearing more, or collaborating with us as researcher, student, or industry partner, please get in touch.