Computer-Mediated Living
Computer-Mediated Living

Computer-Mediated Living encompasses four groups, each of which takes a cross-disciplinary approach to research which emphasises the role of the user in the design, development and evaluation of technology for everyday life.

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
Richard Banks
Richard Banks

Alex Butler
Alex Butler

Nicholas Chen
Nicholas Chen

Tushar Chugh
Tushar Chugh

Richard Harper
Richard Harper

Steve Hodges
Steve Hodges

David Kim
David Kim

Siân Lindley
Siân Lindley

Michael Massimi
Michael Massimi

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  Kenton O'Hara
     
 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 Things We've Learnt Issue 2

New issue of Socio-Digital Systems 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 2 is all about MEMORY. Download your copy today!

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