The Information Systems Research Group focuses on the meaning and interpretation of information, particularly the exchange of information between a human user and a computer. This theme manifests itself in many different research topics: the development of programming languages and environments, the ergonomics of human-computer interfaces, cognitive issues in information systems and management, notations for specifying parallel object oriented systems, design patterns and system development methods.
The core on which all the work focuses is the notion of design: design
as a human cognitive activity, design processes and notations, design as
an activity supported by a computer-based system. More information on the
research activity of the ISRG can be found in the ISRG
section of the annual
research report. The ISRG section begins with a useful summary.