The Visual Media Research Group at the Department of Media Technology has evolved from the Laboratory of Graphic Arts Technology which was established at the end of the 1960s. The group has the mission of advancing visual technologies and raising the quality of visual information to create enhanced user experiences in different usage (professional and end-use) contexts. The research approach is constructive and exploratory and crosses disciplinary boundaries. In its activities the group combines scientific research with application of the results in real world settings in collaboration with companies.