Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research investigates how humans engage with computing, addressing concerns such as usability, accessibility, user experience, and much more. As computing has reached out into virtually every domain of human life, our interactions with computers increasingly mediate our relationships with the world, our work, each other, and ourselves. Luddy boasts a large and interdisciplinary collection of HCI researchers, who are internationally recognized for their contributions to the field.See faculty in HCI at Luddy
How humans engage with computing
HCI/d investigates stakeholders and emerging technologies to envision, propose, and prototype systems and services that reframe possibilities and intervene upon societal concerns.
Critical and humanistic HCI
Critical and humanistic HCI uses literary theory, feminism, philosophical ethics, aesthetics and more to challenge and extend HCI's agendas concerning experience, empowerment, and democracy.
Health HCI researchers design, develop, and evaluate intelligent, learning systems to empower lay people to better understand, manage, and improve their health.
Science, technology and society
STS research investigates information technology in social and organizational change, the use of IT in social contexts, and the way that IT development is influenced by social forces.
Privacy and security HCI
Security HCI researchers investigate matters of security and privacy in real world contexts and apply HCI principles and methods to design usable tools that help protect us.
Social computing research seeks to understand and support sociability and collaboration mediated by technology in application areas such as distance collaboration, collective intelligence, and social identity.
Intelligent systems engineers are pushing the limits of artificial intelligence and machine learning performance to develop cutting-edge systems in which this intelligence is efficiently embedded.
Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
Ubicomp researchers use emergent technologies such as loT, context-aware systems, and sensors to shape diverse domains, including agriculture, scientific discovery, smart and connected cities, and more.
Associated centers, groups, and labs
- Authentic User Experience Lab
- Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
- Center for Computer-Mediated Communication
- Center for Critical and Humanistic Computing
- Center for Excellence for Women in Technology
- Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior
- Center for Security and Privacy in Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
- Cultural Research in Technology Lab
- Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities
- Proactive Health Lab
- Rhouse Human-Robot Interaction Lab
- Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics
- Societal Computing Lab