The Interaction Research Group


The Interaction research group focuses on interaction between information systems and users, technology-mediated interaction in distributed and collocated settings, and interaction in technology-rich settings. The topics we investigate are situated in the fields interaction design, computer supported cooperative work, computer supported collaborative learning, technology-enhanced learning, learning analytics and new media. In our studies we are inspired by socio-cultural perspectives, especially activity theory and situated action. The methodologies applied are mainly based on interpretive, qualitative approaches and interaction analysis, and on research through design.

We study how technologies, tools and artifacts appear as an integral part of concrete contexts of use and how technologies mediate work, learning and leisure practices. We are interested in how technologies and mediating tools feature in interaction, cooperation and learning, but also how our empirical studies can inform the design and use of information and communication technologies. We study the design and use of ICT in many contexts, such as e-Health, education, gameworlds, and journalism.

Ongoing projects:


We are also partner in SLATE



UiB to participate in world-leading media innovation project

With support from the Research Council of Norway, the graphics company Vizrt and the University of Bergen are developing a world-leading tool for online video editing.


Chapter in Encyclopedia of interaction design

Professor Victor Kaptelinin has published a chapter on Activity Theory in the Encyclopedia of interaction design