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Introductie / missie

The Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) group analyzes people’s interaction with technology with the aim to better understand and improve the match between technology and its users.


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Exploring the connection between humans and technology

Over de organisatie

Research of the Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) focuses on social and cognitive psychology and persuasion, analyzing how humans interact with technology in ways that work best for them and for society at at large.

Behavioral sciences can deliver value to a society suffused with technology, based on solid theory and a methodological approach. By studying technology and how it relates to humans and human well-being, the group develops and contributes to new scientific niches at the crossroads between humans and technology, whilst contributing to its core disciplinary domains. In this way, HTI and TU/e help new technologies deliver the greatest possible benefits without losing sight of the human factor.

Technological development can contribute significantly to making people's daily lives healthier, safer, more independent, enjoyable, and comfortable. New technologies may also provide us with new means of communication and entertainment and contribute to solving a wide range of challenges, such as saving energy or promoting health and well-being. For such technologies to be successful, people need to trust, accept, and adopt them and use them correctly in a natural way.

HTI combines expertise from areas of social sciences (mainly cognitive and social psychology and perception) with engineering. The group’s lab facilities offer opportunities to study virtual reality, auditory perception, gaming, lighting, and general psychological lab resources. HTI hosts its own panel of participants and a dedicated system (‘ARCHIE’) that facilitates experiments to be run with HTI’s experiment committee and can safely store experimental results.

The group’s research centers around five main areas:

  • Human-computer interaction and affective computing
  • Decision-making and human-data interaction
  • Social psychology and persuasion
  • Contextual environmental psychology
  • Human perception and cognition

The HTI group takes part in multiple collaborations. These collaborations form an important part of our multidisciplinary field of research. These include:

  • Center for Humans and Technology:The research Center for Humans & Technology (Center H&T) at TU/e focusses on the relationship between people and technology, and how one transforms the other.
  • Eindhoven School of Innovation Studies (ECIS): A good part of our research is focussed on the acceptance of innovative technologies. Placing the human in the middle our research encompasses many different aspects that can make or break the acceptance of a novel technology. These include, but are not limited to research focussing on human factors, public acceptance, and ambient intelligence for instance. HTI is one of the 3 research groups that together shape the ECIS school of innovation studies.
  • Intelligent Lighting Institute: The Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) clusters the strengths of six TU/e departments in the field of intelligent lighting. ILI develops new applications and provides the scientific proof that these applications will do what they promise to do. This encompasses fundamental research on lighting systems, interaction with those systems, and psychological effects of such systems. ILI's counterpart association (ILIA) is an organisation and network where long-term strategic cooperation enables companies and knowledge institutions to facilitate innovations in intelligent lighting through an open innovation network and physical testbeds. HTI forms one of the core research competencies within ILI, and participates in several of its program lines.
  • The 4TU research centre Humans & Technology (H&T): This center brings together the social sciences and technical sciences. Its goal is excellent research on innovative forms of human-technology interaction for smart social systems and spaces. The centre organises events such as symposia on Machine Smarts and Human Values and Empathic Technologies, as well as thematic workshops geared towards collaborative research. Current collaborations include multi-modal research on moral conflicts in virtual reality and speech processing of affect and stress, among other projects.

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Robots Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Recommender systems Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Feedback Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Lighting Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Experiments Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Light Medicijnen en Levenswetenschappen
Research Medicijnen en Levenswetenschappen
User interfaces Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Projecten 2010 2022

Onderzoeksoutput 1962 2020

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Beyond “one-size-fits-all” platforms: Applying Campbell's paradigm to test personalized energy advice in the Netherlands

Starke, A. D., Willemsen, M. C. & Snijders, C. C. P., 1 jan 2020, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 59, 12 blz., 101311.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

energy saving
Energy conservation

Creating 'local publics': responsibility and involvement in decision-making on technologies with local impacts

Pesch, U., Huijts, N. M. A., Bombaerts, G., Doorn, N. & Hunka, A., 17 feb 2020, In : Science and Engineering Ethics.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
local public
Decision Making
Decision making
decision making

Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: making transparent how design choices shape research results

Tiokhin, L. & Landy, J. F., 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) In : Psychological Bulletin.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access


Human-Technology Interaction (HTI Labs)

M.C. Boschman (Manager)

Human Technology Interaction

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium

Telepresence System

Martin C. Boschman (Manager)

Human Technology Interaction

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Uitrusting

Adaptive systems
Image processing


ASPO Dissertatieprijs 2004

Jaap R.C. Ham (Ontvanger), 2004

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Beste Paper Award Persuasive conference 2014

Jaap R.C. Ham (Ontvanger), 2014

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Best Paper at the 10th Annual Persuasive Technology Conference

Shengnan Lu (Ontvanger), jun 2015

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Activiteiten 1995 2020

Interaction Design and Children 2020

Wolmet Barendregt (Organisator)
21 jun 202024 jun 2020

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk

Light, architecture, and our experience of space - Subjective and physiological responses to façade and light composition

K. Chamilothori (Bijdrager), Azadeh Omidfar Sawyer (Organisator)
22 jan 2020

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

Meta-Research Day 2019

Peder Isager (Spreker)
22 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk


L'X students will participate in EuroTech High Level Event 2019

Yvonne A.W. de Kort


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Alzheimer Europe holds its most successful Annual Conference yet

Wijnand A. IJsselsteijn


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


(I)ADL assistive robot for older adults with dementia

Auteur: de Jong, E., 30 nov 2017

Begeleider: Ruijten, P. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Cuijpers, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


A brief encounter with Vincent: the effect on self-compassion from a single interaction with a chatbot that gives or asks for help

Auteur: van As, N., 31 jul 2019

Begeleider: IJsselsteijn, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Frank, L. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Lee, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Active coping behaviour & the physical work environment: can the physical work environment support active coping?

Auteur: Winkelmolen, E., 25 jun 2019

Begeleider: Appel - Meulenbroek, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1), de Kort, Y. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Haans, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Kemperman, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master