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The Unit of Human-Centered Technology (IHTE) is part of Department of Pervasive Computing at Tampere University of Technology. IHTE's research investigates user needs and user experience of interactive technology. The focus is on mobile and ubiquitous technologies and novel interaction techniques. The research aims also at developing methods for designing, evaluating and implementing novel technical systems with pleasurable user experience. The research is multidisciplinary and combines engineering and technology development with psychological and sociological understanding of human values and requirements.
IHTE offers education for students on BSc, MSc and doctoral levels. The emphases in education are in user-centered design methods and their integration in software development, usability engineering, as well as studying and evaluating user experience.