HCII Calendar

  • HCII Seminar - Ryan Brotman
    NSH 1305
    April 16, 2014 at 4:00pm
  • HCII Seminar - Laura Granka
    NSH 1305
    April 23, 2014 at 4:00pm
  • Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: Eliane Stampfer Wiese
    NSH 3305
    April 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

HCII in the Media

NYT Highlights Myers’ Role in Popularizing Progress Bars

March 10, 2014

A recent Innovation column in the New York Times’ “Magazine” section posed the question “Who made that progress bar?” Part of the answer includes HCII Professor Brad Myers.

Harrison Profiled in Pittsburgh Magazine

February 24, 2014

The March 2014 issue of Pittsburgh Magazine featured a Q&A with HCII Assistant Professor Chris Harrison. In the article, Harrison discusses why he chose to study human-computer interaction, what factors determine the direction of his research, and even his predictions for the next big thing in personal technology. Read all about it on the Pittsburgh Magazine website.

MHCI Alumni Develop the Trance App, The Social Dancefloor

September 9, 2013

MHCI alumni Julien Altieri, Harper LaFave, Marwa Muhammad and Youna Yang designed and created the Trance App as a way for “letting dancers show off their unique styles, and enabling dance fans to see the latest work from their favorite artists — and discover new artists to love.”

PhD Student Will Odom’s Work on Digital Legacy Highlighted in ScienceNews

July 1, 2013

PhD student Will Odom’s work on digital legacy, and in particular digital legacy as it relates to bereavement in this technological age, is highlighted in the most recent issue of ScienceNews. Odom, along with colleagues and his advisors John Zimmerman and Jodi Forlizzi, are leading the way in exploring these and related questions regarding how we handle digital legacy in the future.

Kinect plus projector makes anything a remote control

April 25, 2013

New Scientist featured WorldKit, a combination of depth cameras and projectors that enables computer interfaces to be created on almost any surface using hand gestures. HCII Ph.D. students Robert Xiao and Chris Harrison and Scott Hudson, professor of HCII, developed the technology.

Qeexo aims to make smartphone touchscreens even smarter

April 15, 2013

The Pittsburgh Business Times reported on Qeexo, a Carnegie Mellon spin-out co-founded by Human-Computer Interaction Institute graduate students Julia Schwarz and Chris Harrison, along with entrepreneur Sang Won Lee.

PayTango Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus Blog

March 29, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog recently featured PayTango, the fingerprint-payment system created by four Carnegie Mellon students, including three human-computer interaction majors.

Close Facebook Friends Are Effective in Finding New Jobs

March 14, 2013

Many users regard Facebook as a place to waste time and socialize with people to whom they have tenuous connections. But a new study suggests that spending time on the social network interacting with your closest friends may increase your chances of landing a new job.