Building on its long CSCW experience and social computing concepts the Cooperation Systems department develops and evaluates novel groupware, community and knowledge management systems for distributed organizations and teams. We also provide personalized and collaborative learning environments and investigate methods to infer the goals, tasks and preferences of their users, based on precise observations of teachers and learners.
The department enriches work environments with novel forms of interaction that use mixed reality technology. Multi-touch panels, gesture control and Augmented Reality are among the technologies in our idea of the workplace of the future. We investigate pervasive games, exciting new computer-based games that use the players' real vicinity as their playing field. Our scientific and technological expertise in these fields enables us to build custom-tailored systems for the needs of real organizations.