Founded in 2007, the Collaborative Systems Laboratory (CSL) is a research laboratory in the Systems Design Engineering department of the University of Waterloo.
Our research focuses on designing technology to enhance collaborative activities. This research aims to understand the human and social factors of face-to-face and distributed teamwork and to apply this knowledge to the creation of technologies to enhance group communication, coordination, and interaction. Current CSL research efforts are focused on the development of novel interface and interaction techniques for interactive, large-screen wall and tabletop systems and applying these interface technologies to complex team domain contexts such as military command and control settings, emergency response centres and hospitals. Other CSL research focuses on development of collaborative and decision support interfaces for complex, time-critical team environments.