Welcome to the Wellesley College Human-Computer
Here at the HCI Lab we are dedicated to innovation and investigation of next-generation technology. Over the past two decades, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research has generated a broad range of interaction styles that move beyond the desktop into new physical and social contexts. Key areas of innovation in this respect are tangible, tabletop, and embodied user interfaces. These interaction styles share important commonality: leveraging users' existing knowledge and skills of interaction with the real non-digital world usch as naive physics, spatial, social and motor skills. Such interfaces offer a more natural, intuitive, and accessible form of interaction that reduces the mental effort required to learn and operate a computational system and supports high-level cognition.
Currently we are investigating how next-generation interaction techniques can enhance collaborative problem solving and discovery in data-intense areas.
June 2014: Curious as to what we're working on? We're now blogging our projects! Come check us out!
May 2014: The Wellesley Human-Computer Interaction Lab is featured in Interactions: A day in the Lab - WHCI.
February 2014: Our CHI 2014 paper on Exploring the Design Space of Gestural Interaction with Active Tokens through User-Defined Gestures has received Best Paper Award Honorable Mention (awarded to top 5% of papers).
October 24, 2013: The Wellesley HCI lab celebrated the recent renovation of our lab space, with donor and trustee Amy Batchelor, Wellesley College ’88. The renovation was made possible by generous support from Amy Batchelor and her husband, Brad Feld.
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