The “Domesticating Search” project is a joint effort between the Aalto University and the Microsoft Research Cambridge. The project started on the beginning of September 2010 and will last until the end of August 2012. The project pilots a new form of research collaboration with the Aalto University and Microsoft in an attempt to merge the strong Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research of the Socio-Digital Systems unit of Microsoft and the design research competence of the School of Art and Design of Aalto University.

The key people in the project are:

At Microsoft Research Cambridge

Richard Harper, co-manager of the SDS unit

Abigail Sellen, co-manager of the SDS unit

At Aalto University

Giulio Jacucci, responsible manager

Salu Ylirisku, project manager, design researcher