Research Methods in HCI is a training school mainly targeting PhD students and practitioners. It will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 11th to 15th July, 2016. Participants will be awarded 4 ECTS upon full participation in the course.

The overarching aim of this course is to improve participants’ understanding of significant research methods commonly or increasingly used in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Such enhanced understanding will enable them to select and combine appropriate research methods for their specific HCI projects and to contextualise them without unintended impacts on validity.

The theme of this year’s training school is Ambient Assisted Living.

Previous Editions

This course started with the TwinTide training course TUTOREM that took in Bled, Slovenia in 2012 and 2013.

In 2014 a new edition of the course took place with big success at Tallinn University, Estonia on 25-31 July, and was attended by 36 PhD students and practitioners specialising in HCI from more than 20 different countries.

In 2015 the course moved to Cyprus and took place on 6-10 July. Again, it was a big success and was attended by 50 PhD students from 16 countries. Students had very positive comments and everyone had an enjoyable time learning a lot from a very packed and rewarding academic program.

This year with the same organisers and supported by COST Action IC1303 AAPELE the course is moving to Dubrovnik, Croatia to take place on 11-15 July.


The training school is organised by EstCHI, and Cyprus SIGCHI, and AAPELE.