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25 years of technical reports
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Catherine Plaisant featured in Greenbelt News Review

Catherine Plaisant was featured in the Greenbelt News Review's Women's History Month edition for her significant accomplishments in Human-Computer Interaction. [newspaper clipping]

Kidsteam Featured in UNICEF Blog

Kidteam's work and process were featured in UNICEF's blog, Stories of Innovation, "Partnering with Children in Design (Part 1 of 2)."

June Ahn and Co-Authors' Paper Nominated for ICLS Best Paper

June Ahn, Mega Subramaniam, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Anthony Pellicone, Amanda Waugh, and Jason Yip's paper, "'I want to be a Game Designer or Scientist': Connected Learning and Developing Identities with Urban, African-American Youth," was nominated for ICLS 2014 best paper.

Jason Yip and Co-Authors' Paper Nominated for ICLS Best Student Paper

Jason Yip, Tamara Clegg, June Ahn, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Michael Gubbels, Emily Rhodes, and Charley Lewittes' paper, "The Role of Identity Development within Tensions in Ownership of Science Learning," was nominated for ICLS 2014 best student paper.

Ben Bederson appointed Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives

Ben Bederson was appointed Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives and founding Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC).

Jen Golbeck Featured on TEDxMidAtlantic talks

Jen Golbeck spoke at TEDxMidAtlantic about "The Curly Fry Conundrum: Why social media 'likes' say more than you might think."

Ben Shneiderman featured in ACM

Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, and the HCIL were featured in "People of ACM: Ben Shneiderman" on ACM Digital Library for which Ben was interviewed about his research.

Senator Mikulski Congratulates the HCIL on 30th Anniversary

Senator Barbara Mikulski congradulates the HCIL on 30 years of "ingenuity and innovation" in a letter sent on May 22, 2013.

HCIL featured in ACM Interactions Magazine

To celebrate the HCIL's 30th anniversary, Interactions Magazine featured the HCIL in an article entitled, "30 Years at the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)."

Catherine Plaisant's Prior Art Mentioned in Slashdot Article

Slashdot article, "Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art," mentions Catherine Plaisant's work on toggle widgets and features a video demo of her work, which is being considered as potential prior art in the Apple patent infringement case.

Who We Are

The HCIL 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. read more about the HCIL and it’s mission>

Celebrating 30 Years of Contributions to HCI

To celebrate the HCIL's 30 years of contributions to the field of HCI, the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) made a video, and ACM Interactions published a series of articles about the HCIL's history and work.

Wanted: New HCI Colleague

The University of Maryland iSchool and HCIL have an open rank faculty position available in HCI! We are looking for a new creative and forward-thinking colleague with an outstanding record of research and teaching in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).


Industrial Visitors

Interested in an extended stay at the HCIL? Industrial visitors can spend six months or more learning about HCI working with us on active projects - such as recent visitors from Toyota, Toshiba and Hitachi.
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