The Cooperative Media Laboratory (CML) does research on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp). Its research paradigm is Human-Centred Computing—that is, to develop technological concepts, prototypes, and systems based on an understanding of how people interact with and communicate through computing technology. It departs from an understanding of human, social, and cultural issues in order to make technology useful and usable.
The CML is the lab of the Human-Computer Interaction Group of the University of Bamberg, Germany, headed by Tom Gross. It was relaunched in March 2011, after its first period from December 2003 to February 2011 at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany.
The faculty and students of the CML work on a conceptual and technological foundation as well as methods for the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive systems. Platforms and toolkits as well as prototypes and systems are designed, developed, and evaluated.