The Interactive Systems Research Group (ISRG) formed 20 years ago at Nottingham Trent University. The group develops and evaluates virtual environments, serious games and assistive technologies to promote the social inclusion of all EU citizens.

The group’s expertise is in:

  • Applying and deriving user sensitive inclusive design methods for working with excluded groups;
  • Developing accessibility and design guidelines for cognitive impairments;
  • The use of interactive technologies to combat impairments;
  • The design and evaluation of novel ICT for the work preparation of people with disabilities and those at risk of social exclusion;
  • Designing serious games to promote inclusion.
  • Designing user centred interfaces for robots and other technologies for use in education.

The ISRG has long been strongly involved with the Interactive Technologies and Games  for Education, Health and Disability (ITAG-EHD) conference, which brought together academics and practitioners working with interactive technologies to explore and innovate within the areas of Education, Health and Disability. The conference was this year joined up with ICDVRAT  (International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality, and Associated Technologies) which was held in September 2018 in Nottingham.