M-ITI generates a unique combination of strong research and innovation potential enabling interdisciplinary work among scientists and engineers in examining and communicating the impact of emerging technologies in key areas of contemporary life. Leveraging on design innovation, M-ITI is well positioned to generate novel products, systems and services these emerging technologies might support. Prototypes and research demos function as tangible and accessible demonstrations that can be used to examine how contemporary scientific research could transform our lives in the near as well as distant futures. The potential of HCI to reshape the current interdisciplinary research landscape lies in a novel relationship between science and design used to support interdisciplinary work and foster dialogue with the population of users.
Currently M-ITI's research focus on the following areas: