Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the study of how people use computers throughout their lives. HCI research seeks to develop user interfaces that are useful, usable, and enjoyable. It focuses on activities ranging from design to development to evaluation of computer systems, with a goal of understanding how computers and technology affect people and society.


Ubicomp Group and Aware Home | Gregory Abowd

Applications of ubiquitous computing technologies in everyday life, including formative evaluation, design, development, deployment and summative studies.   Back to the list

Electronic Learning Communities Group | Amy Bruckman

The Electronic Learning Communities (ELC) group studies online communities, especially for educational purposes. Much of our work is inspired by the educational philosophy of constructionism, which suggests by that people learning particularly well while making things and sharing them with others.   Back to the list

Problem Solving & Educational Technology Lab (PSET) | Richard Catrambone

We study how to create teaching and training environments that help learners to acquire information quickly and to transfer it to novel situations effectively. We employ task analysis techniques to identify the to-be-learned or to-be-used information and test theories about how to convey this information.   Back to the list

ACME Creativity Machine Environment - ACME Lab | Ellen Yi-Luen Do

The ACME Lab strives to foster and advance curiosity-based reesarch on design computing and cognition by making interesting, innovative, and informative analysis, artifacts, applications and toolkits through seeing, knowing and doing.   Back to the list

Pixi Lab | Keith Edwards

The Pixi lab is focused on exploring the boundaries between interaction and infrastructure. Our current projects are examining human-centered approaches to networking, usable security, and ubicomp middleware.   Back to the list

Computational Perception Laboratory (CPL) | Irfan Essa

The Computational Perception Laboratory (CPL) was developed to explore and develop the next generation of intelligent machines, interfaces, and environments for modeling, perceiving, recognizing, and interacting with humans.   Back to the list

Technology for Learning and Teaching | Jim Foley

We seek to understand the needs of students and teachers, next develop theoretically-grounded technologies to meet those needs, and experimentally study how well the technologies actually meet those needs.   Back to the list

Work2Play | Beki Grinter

Exploring Computing as it Affects Our Lives from Work to Play.   Back to the list

Contextualized Support for Learning | Mark Guzdial

The Contextualized Support for Learning (CSL) lab has as its aim the creation of "collaborative Dynabooks." We are a team of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students who design and implement innovative technology for the goal of improving learning, then empirically explore the benefits and usefulness of the technology with real users.   Back to the list

The mission of Center for Interactive Systems Engineering (CISE) is to investigate the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive, next-generation computing solutions in complex domains including, but not limited to, healthcare and healthcare delivery, with the purpose of supporting the development of systems that are both usable and accessible.   Back to the list

Augmented Environments Lab | Blair MacIntyre

Our research focuses on the design and implementation of interactive mixed-reality and augmented-reality environments. The focus of our work ranges from military and industrial applications of AR/MR through educational, entertainment and gaming applications. We are particularly interested in understanding the use of personal displays (ie. ranging from see-through head-worn displays to video-mixed handheld displays) to directly augment a user's perception of their environment, but use a broader range of technology as appropriate for the experience, including projection displays and auditory displays.   Back to the list

Information Interfaces | John Stasko

The Information Interfaces group uncovers ways to help people benefit from the flood of information now available to us all via research in information visualization, user interface design, peripheral awareness, and software agency. The group explores how computing technologies can help people make sense, make better judgments, and learn from all the information available to them.   Back to the list

Sonification Lab | Bruce Walker

Part of both the School of Psychology and College of Computing, the Georgia Tech Sonification Lab studies the psychological and technical/computing aspects of auditory displays, paying particular attention to sonification and auditory graphs. Special consideration is paid to Human Factors in the display of information in mobile contexts, as well as in "complex task environments," such as cockpits, control rooms, and space.   Back to the list