PROFCOM is a three year research project focusing on online communities and their success factors. The project is carried out in co-operation with Unit of Human-Centered Technology (IHTE) at Tampere University of Technology and Technology Business Research Center (TBRC) at Lappeenranta University of Technology. Duration of PROFCOM is 1.3.2008-28.2.2011.

IHTE research group focuses on user needs and motivations concerning participation and content creation in online communities. Social factors and user interface design solutions that affect usability, user experience and attraction of online communities are in the scope of our study.

The research project has established an online community for partners and colleagues of Profcom to share information of online community research and development, and discuss the topic with others.

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