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    Yildirim Selected as AI Rising Star


    HCI Institute doctoral candidate Nur Yildirim was invited to present a lightning talk at the 2023 AI Symposium at the University of Michigan, which had a theme of “Responsible AI.”...

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    Studying and designing for human-AI collaborative work in real-world contexts


    Across a range of real-world contexts, we are studying how AI is currently being designed and used to augment or transform worker practices. Moving beyond...

  • CMU is launching the Responsible AI Initiative to bring research in this field under the umbrella of fairness, accountability, transparency and ethics, and to apply these principles to real-world applications affecting society.

    CMU Launches Responsible AI Initiative To Direct Technology Toward Social Responsibility


    Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve our daily lives, whether it's by helping doctors better diagnose and treat disease, reducing jail recidivism, or connecting people in n...

  • scatterplot graph of the landscape of HCI literature using machine learning

    Increasing Design Innovation


    Design innovation often follows technical advances. For example, when Philips invented the cassette recorder in 1962, designers innovated this technology ...

  • closeup of IoT coffee table

    IoT Coffee Table


    Communicates what the environment is sensing Today people increasingly find themselves in spaces that invisibly sense them. The increasing use of cameras...

  • teacher's view of 3 wide rows students and desks from the front of the classroom with the Class In Sight technology overlay



    While much of education research is focused on student performance, this research turns the focus to the development of the teacher....

  • Virtual Possessions


    The Project on Virtual Possessions investigates how people make sense of and construct value with their ever-increasing collections of virtual things. The...

  • Online Feedback for Design


    This project explores novel opportunities for how innovators can obtain and make sense of diverse feedback from potential stakeholders or customers. We ha...

  • Pediluma


    Pediluma is a shoe accessory designed to encourage opportunistic physical activity. It features a light that brightens the more the wearer walks and slowl...

  • Designing for the Self


    This project investigates the value of product attachment theory, which describes how people develop relationships with and learn to love their possession...

  • Design Research in HCI


    This project investigates the role of Design and Design Thinking in HCI research and practice. On the research side, the work investigates how research th...

  • Conversation With the Immaterial Material of Software


    Designers creatively investigate many possible solution by engaging in reflective conversations with materials. For example, industrial designers sketch w...