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25 years of technical reports
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20 years of video reports
20 years of video reports online


New Interim Director of HCIL

Mona Leigh Guha will be the Interim Director for the Human-Computer Interaction Lab during the 2014-2015 academic year while Jennifer Golbeck is on sabbatical. Mona Leigh has been with the lab for 12 years as a graduate student and later faculty member. We are excited for the leadership, enthusiasm and energy she brings to the lab.

Meethu Malu and Hitesh Maidasani win Grand Prize in "Maker Family Contest"

HCIL grad student Meethu Malu and her partner Hitesh Maidasani, from Jon Froehlich's CMSC838F 'Maker' course, won the Instructables Grand Prize in the "Maker Family Contest" for their StarryNight project.

Bluknowledge Blogged about the Hack Education! Workshop at the HCIL Symposium

June Ahn, Tamara Clegg, Michael Gubbels, and Elizabeth Bonsignore's workshop on "Hack Education!: Designing learning futures" was blogged about in Bluknowledge: Desginged to Empower.

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).

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.

HCIL 31st Symposium May 29th, 2014

Slides from the 31st Annual Symposium are now available.

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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