Welcome to the Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) research blog. The blog’s aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners from disciplines relevant to ACI and serve as a discussion forum for those who are interested in this research topic. Please, do feel free to post your comments on the relevant pages and contribute to the discussion.

Although animals have been involved in machine interactions for a long time, their perspective has seldom driven the design of interactive technology intended for them and animal-computer interaction is yet to enter mainstream user-computer interaction research. ACI aims to fill this gap and, in so doing, expand the boundaries of user-computer interaction research.

An ACI Manifesto is published in ACM Interactions, 18(4), 2011. This blog presents extracts regarding the scientific aims, methodological approach, ethical principles and research agenda described in the Manifesto.

If you wish to show your support for the ACI agenda, please do so by posting your full name, discipline or specialism, and affiliation to the Signatures page.