The HIT Lab NZ strives to be a place where free thinkers can come together and engage to tackle real-world problems using ideas from multiple viewpoints. The Human Interface Technology Lab puts people before technology, both in our name and in our practice. This concept is deeply rooted in classic principles such as user-centered design, human-computer interaction, and, more recently, user-experience (UX) design.
The idea is to start by understanding how people sense, work, think, create, learn, etc., in the real world, look at the tasks for which they need support, and then apply the appropriate technologies that address shortcomings in their processes or procedures. At the HIT Lab, we apply this procedure at all levels of our work, whether it be faculty members, Master’s or Doctoral students, students doing their honor’s year projects with us, or visitors to the lab, such as interns or visiting researchers.
By combining these notions of multidisciplinary viewpoints and user-centered design, the people of the HIT Lab NZ develop the necessary skills to produce work that is focused around maximum impact on the world. If you seek this kind of environment, please consider joining us!