HCI/d Research

The research in the Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCI/d) group at the School of Informatics and Computing covers most aspects of both traditional HCI as well as new and emerging topics. What characterizes the research in the group is that it is design oriented while being firmly theoretically grounded.

The primary research areas of the group include aesthetic interactions, creativity and everyday design, design theory, design pedagogy, digital imagery, domestic interaction design, feminist HCI, interaction criticism, and sustainable interaction design. Additionally, we also engage in research on ambient technology, CSCW, tangible interaction, virtual worlds, and prototyping and evaluation.

For more information about ongoing research, please visit individual faculty and Ph.D. student websites.

The HCI/d group is internationally known and recognized as one of the premier HCI design research groups in the country. Faculty and students collaborate closely with other outstanding research groups in the field, including the HCI Institute at CMU, Cornell University, Georgia Tech, UC Irvine, KAIST (Korea), University of Washington, Northumbria University (United Kingdom), and Queensland University of Technology (Australia). We also work closely with industry, most notably with IBM TJ Watson Research, Intel Research, SAP Labs, and Yahoo! Research.

Resources for the HCI/d group include a design studio, a physical prototyping lab, the User Engagement Lab, the Tabletop Design studio, and the ETHOS Living Lab. All these facilities are open for students to use for course work and projects.