Designing to provoke, motivate, and inspire

“Aspirational computing” refers to the creation and study of influential, motivational, and provocative technologies for achieving a virtuous cycle of personal betterment and social good in the face of radical uncertainty. Working from a solid foundation in ergonomics and psychology, we promote innovative research on attitude and behavior change methods realized through interactive agents, interfaces, and experiences that embrace human sociality and diversity. Specialties include gamification and serious games, mixed reality and physical computing, and “eldertech.” Working in the lab involves a combination of critical thinking and problem solving, engineering and design ability, and mixed methods research with human subjects.