Human Behaviour explores how informatics can contribute to understanding, modelling, predicting and influencing human behaviour, including the study of artificial cognitive systems, and human factors
The Digital Revolution affects the lives of everybody, with implications for almost every aspect of society as we move through the century. The increasing ubiquity of computing will have a profound effect on the ways in which people work, travel, learn, socialise and access entertainment.
Digital technology is developing at an astounding rate. The rapid emergence of new digital infrastructures, including wireless networks, mobile devices and positioning technologies, even in the last decade, has transformed our understanding of, and our interactions with, the digital world.
Societies face major challenges as we move into the coming decades. Essentials such as healthcare and energy will need to transform in order to keep up with growing demand and changing demographics. Digital technology will play a key role in helping to address these challenges and embrace opportunities, from helping to understand people’s use of energy, to facilitating increasingly innovative provision of healthcare services.
The effects of these changes on both economy and society will be wide ranging, with implications for so many different diciplines. Manchester Informatics draws on this, by uniting a range of different disciplines.
Digital Society embraces a wide range of themesincluding Understanding and Modelling Human Behaviour; Development Informatics; Digital Humanities and Social Media