Designing Systems for Cognitive Support

MIT Media Lab / Fluid Interfaces


While today's devices put the world’s information at our fingertips, they do not help us with some of the cognitive skills that are arguably more important to leading a successful life.  Building upon  insights from Psychology and Neuroscience, the Fluid Interfaces group creates systems and experiences for support of functions such as motivation,  attention, memory, learning, creativity, critical thinking, communication, empathy, and emotion regulation. Our work combines insights and methods from human computer interaction, sensor technologies, machine learning, brain computer interfaces, design,  psychology, and neuroscience to create new opportunities for studying and intervening in human psychology in-the-wild. Below you will find the main themes that we work on, each of which further links to various concrete projects.