Designing to provoke, motivate, and inspire

“Aspirational computing” refers to the creation and study of Interactive technologies that can influence our frames of mind, motivate us to take action, and provoke us to think differently. The Lab for Aspirational Computing at Tokyo Tech (ACTT) focuses on the design of interactive agents, interfaces, and experiences that harness attitude and behaviour change methods for personal betterment and the social good. We are an international group of students and researchers aiming to promote innovative research in the fields of human factors engineering, interaction design, and human-computer interaction. Specialties include gamification and serious games, mixed reality and physical computing, voice assistants and social robots, and inclusive design with older adults. We combine critical thinking and problem solving, engineering and design ability, and mixed methods research with human participants.