The University of Edinburgh Centre for Communication Interface Research
Dialogue Engineering
Internet Engineering
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The Centre for Communication Interface Research (CCIR) is part of the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

CCIR's research deals with people interacting with automated systems

CCIR undertakes research in usability engineering and dialogue engineering for speech recognition services (vCommerce), for Internet services (eCommerce) and for mobile services (mCommerce).

Usability engineering is the discipline of creating human-computer interfaces which are comfortable and satisfying for the user whilst being efficient in their operation.

Dialogue engineering is the application of scientific principles to the design, construction and maintenance of human-computer interfaces.

CCIR's commercial sponsors support research into the design and experimental evaluation of human-computer interfaces. CCIR also undertakes more general studies of human factor aspects of human-computer interface design.

PhD Studentship in Usability Engineering
CCIR welcomes applications from prospective PhD students interested in our fields of research. Contact us for further information.

Here are links to The University of Edinburgh and the School of Engineering.