Human Technology

De Casiopea
Nombre Human Technology
Editorial Open Science Center
Filiación University of Jyväskylä
País Finlandia
ISSN: 1795-6889
Palabras Clave ICT, human technology
Carreras Relacionadas Diseño, Interacción y Servicios
Indexación Scopus
Suscripción Escuela papel, electrónica
Números al Año
Profesores que han Publicado

Mission Statement of Human Technology

Human Technology is an interdisciplinary, multiscientific journal focusing on the human aspects of our modern technological world. The journal provides a forum for innovative and original research on timely and relevant topics with the goal of exploring current issues regarding the human dimension of evolving technologies and, then, providing new ideas and effective solutions for addressing the challenges.

Focusing on both everyday and professional life, the journal is equally interested in, for example, the social, psychological, educational, cultural, philosophical, cognitive scientific, and communication aspects of human-centered technology. Special attention shall be paid to information and communication technology themes that facilitate and support the holistic human dimension in the future information society.

Human Technology publishes reports of empirical work, theoretical analyses, and reviews. It features guest editors and thematic issues and publishes peer-reviewed research reports as well as commentaries. There are no restrictions on the background of authors and published papers will reflect high scientific standards. Human Technology is valuable to scientists as well as commercial entities working to create a human-centered technological world. The journal is available online without a subscription fee.

The video below was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the journal's former publisher, the Agora Center, in 2012.

Investigating the human role in existing and emerging technologies

Continually evolving information and communication technologies (ICTs) touch nearly every aspect of contemporary life. Development of these modern technologies is closely intertwined with human practices and social innovations. The human–technology interaction and the human role in various technologies require constant investigation—investigation that is, by nature, highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary and human focussed. Human Technology is a scholarly online journal that provides an outlet for this kind of essential research and scientific discussion.

Human Technology presents innovative, peer-reviewed articles that explore the issues and challenges surrounding the human role in all areas of contemporary ICT-infused societies. The journal seeks to draw research from multiple scientific disciplines with an eye toward how applied technology can affect human existence or how it can, for instance, foster personal development or enhance the research and development industry, education, communication and other fields. Human Technology's dynamic and forward-looking articles are intended for use in both the scientific community and industry and the journal does not set limits regarding the specialization of its authors. Human Technology welcomes also difficult or controversial topics, and is interested in publishing nonparadigmatic and nontraditional ideas that meet the criteria for good scientific work.

This semiannual online journal is offered without charge, underscoring the philosophy that good research must be available to all. Through Human Technology, researchers are encouraged to collaborate on and to explore the interdisciplinary nature of the human-technology interaction from multiple and equally valid perspectives. This distinctive journal intends to serve as the meeting place for interdisciplinary dialogue about how humans and societies both affect and are affected by the diversity of ICTs.

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