Research group’s website: http://hci.uwaterloo.ca
Human computer interaction (HCI) focuses on the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems. In a nutshell, we make systems easier-to-use, more efficient, and more compelling. In pursuit of these goals, HCI draws upon a wide range of fields, including the behavioural sciences, social sciences, visual arts, design and engineering.
Current research projects focus on crowdsourcing, citizen science, gesture-based interaction, touch input, novel applications of machine learning and information retrieval in end-user applications, and the intersection of art and HCI.
HCI lab members are part of the GRAND digital media research network and we have past and ongoing collaborations with companies like Google, Pinterest and Thalmic Labs; industrial research labs like Microsoft Research, Autodesk Research, the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Ricoh Innovations, and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL); institutions such as the Natural History Museum in London; and academic institutions like University of Toronto, the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA), Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, and University College London.