Computer-Mediated Living
Computer-Mediated Living

We design and build innovative technologies that support a diverse range of human values. To do this, we draw on many perspectives across the sciences, engineering, arts and humanities. Because of our multi-disciplinary nature, we are unique in being able to create and explore new experiences end-to-end, rooted in technology, user understanding and design.

Research Areas

i3d Interactive 3D Technologies
Interactive 3D technologies combines research on 3D graphics, computer vision, machine learning, novel hardware, augmented reality and NUI.  
Socio-Digital Systems
The Socio-Digital Systems group combines social science, technology, and design to investigate ways in which new technologies can support and enrich human values in everyday life.
Sensors and Devices
The Sensors and Devices group combines its expertise in electronics with an understanding of the broader systems and human issues to produce innovative hardware solutions.

Integrated Systems
Integrated Systems combines complementary disciplines to develop new algorithms and technologies and design systems that demonstrate the advantage of the integrated approach. 

 

People
Muddasser Alam
Muddasser Alam

Richard Banks
Richard Banks

Nicholas Chen
Nicholas Chen

Richard Harper
Richard Harper

Steve Hodges
Steve Hodges

Siân Lindley
Siân Lindley

Cecily Morrison
Cecily Morrison

Kenton O'Hara
Kenton O'Hara

Sören Preibusch
Sören Preibusch

Tim Regan
Tim Regan

James Scott
James Scott

Abigail Sellen
Abigail Sellen

Gavin Smyth
Gavin Smyth

Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor

Stuart Taylor
Stuart Taylor

Nicolas Villar
Nicolas Villar

Ken Woodberry
Ken Woodberry

Consultants, Support Staff and Visitors

     
 Jamie Costello  Phil Gosset  Rachel Jones
     
 Gabriella Kazai  Mike Molloy Nick Trim
     
   

“The network connections I made, the research I conducted and the overall internship experience were invaluable for moving forward in my career trajectory”

— Marshini Chetty, Intern 2009, Computer-Mediated Living Group

Download Issue 4 of our Magazine!

"Things We've Learnt About..." is a regular publication from the Socio-Digital Systems team that summarises our work around a specific theme in a way that we hope is interesting, insightful and inspirational. And most importantly, succinct. Issue 4 is all about DIGITAL POSSESSIONS.

Download Things Magazine

Careers
  • The Computer-Mediated Living group is always looking for Interns and Post-docs. We are also interested to hear from outstanding researchers and especially recent PhDs. For further information please contact Ken Wood.
Press Coverage
  • A great review of Richard Harper's new book Texture, just out from MIT Press.
  • Richard Banks and Abigail Sellen on Digital Heirlooms, broadcast on All in the Mind, BBC Radio 4, Nov. 2010.
Contact Us
  • Computer-Mediated Living
    Microsoft Research
    7 J J Thomson Ave
    Cambridge CB3 0FB, UK
    +44 1223 479700