Human Computer Interaction Lab

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About the Human-Computer Interaction Lab


The Human-Computer Interaction lab has a long, rich history of transforming the experience people have with new technologies. From understanding user needs, to developing and evaluating those technologies, the lab’s faculty, staff, and students have been leading the way in HCI research and teaching.

We believe it is critical to understand how the needs and dreams of people can be reflected in our future technologies. To this end, the HCIL develops advanced user interfaces and design methodology. Our primary activities include collaborative research, publication and the sponsorship of open houses, workshops and symposiums.

A division of the University of Maryland.

Access the Software

The main website for the Human-Computer Interaction Lab:

Specific software packages:

  • Piccolo - A new way to create robust, full-featured graphical applications in Java and C#, with striking visual effects such as zooming, animation and multiple representations.