Human-Centered Computing (HCC)

The ISRC comprises of a  number of human-centered computing (HCC) faculty and students that conduct research in numerous fields of interest. HCC research done within the ISRC addresses a diverse collection of interrelated research questions centered on the design, implementation, and evaluation of highly-usable interactive systems. The ISRC team also employs a variety of methodologies nested in both quantitative and qualitative approaches, lab and field based data collection, and usability engineering approaches including user-centered design, participatory design, and other related techniques.

The three core areas of focus by the HCC team are:

  1. Accessible Computing — broadly defined to include issues associated with disabilities, age, culture, as well as context-aware computing, among others.
  2. Human-Information Interaction — studies information behavior and the design of user interaction methods to support that behavior.
  3. Social Computing — studies social behavior as it relates to computational systems and evaluating the various environments therein.


HCC Group Fika

HCC Group Fika is a coffee/tea time that occurs every Monday from 3-4 PM in ITE 430 except for the first Monday of the month, which is the ISRC Meet-up. This is a chance for graduate students in the HCC program or undergrads interested in HCC to chat with peers as well as HCC group faculty in a comfortable setting, and snacks/coffee are provided.
Please see link for the FIKA schedule:

Link to Fika Schedule