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The MDA laboratory works with the next generation computer systems and human-computer interfaces, with particular emphasis of solutions for healthcare environments, mobile, and demanding work environments.

Research topics

The research activities include a number of project in several areas. The most projects are aimed at computer-based mobility, flexibility and efficiency in work. Our current research topics are:
  • Health Informatics
    Support for patient communities, support for psychiatric care, electronic health records, evaluation of eHealth applications, pandemic simulation
  • Design Research
    Interaction design, service design, requirements engineering
  • Ubiquitous Computing
    Liquid user interfaces, distributed user interfaces, ubiquitous computing for clinical applications, service discovery, RFID applications
  • Decision Support
    Ontologies, semantic web, knowledge-based systems, critiquing systems, semantic desktop, semantic documents, neural networks, emergency management, command & control systems


MDA is responsible for a number of undergraduate courses ranging from programing over web-programming techniques to interaction design. MDA gives courses within the Institute of Technology, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Faculty of Educational Sciences. See also IDA Undergraduate Education pages.

Latest News...

2009‑05‑21  Lab organization

The HCS division is being reorganized, which means that people from the IxS group and parts of CSELAB will be added to form a larger and stronger laboratory. This change will strengthen the research by combining the design research performed by IxS with other research directions, such as health informatics. The research in emergency management and command & control from CSELAB will be added to on-going activities in the decision-support area. Furthermore, research in neural networks, with applications in cyclone forcasting, from CSELAB will be added to the lab.

Page responsible: Henrik Eriksson
Last updated: 2010-03-23