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]
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, 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, 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 was appointed Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives and founding Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC).
Jen Golbeck spoke at TEDxMidAtlantic about "The Curly Fry Conundrum: Why social media 'likes' say more than you might think."
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 Barbara Mikulski congradulates the HCIL on 30 years of "ingenuity and innovation" in a letter sent on May 22, 2013.
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)."
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
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).
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.