Welcome

HICHI rhymes with "Mai Tai."

HICHI rhymes with “Mai Tai.”


We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers interested in understanding how people use information systems and dedicated to informing design based on human performance data.

We use a variety of empirical methods including formal experiments, ethnographic analysis, and participatory design.


We conduct studies in a number of domains including:

  • Social Computing and Civic Engagement
  • E-Participation and E-Democracy
  • E-Learning
  • Cultural Issues in Computing
  • Collaboration

Join Us

Anyone and everyone interested in human-computer interaction is welcome to attend lab seminars and meetings. Students who want to work on HCI-related projects are especially encouraged to contact the lab.