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  • a full image of a parrot above 8 small squares, each containing a small portion of image. Text reads "Select 4 of the most representative visualizations of the parrot for hints"

    Eye into AI

    Recent developments in explainable AI (XAI) aim to improve the transparency of black-box models. How...

  • We built a visualization dashboard called Rx RiskMap that communicates and explains the results of a model to predict overdose risk across the state of Pennsylvania. The data shown is outdated and depicted for demonstration purposes only.

    Predicting and Visualizing Overdose Risk for Public Health

    Overdose due to opioid misuse and abuse is currently a critical public health issue in the United States and worldwide. Machine learning (ML) ...

  • Scenario of a user working with the RealityReplay system with side by side views of the environment with and without RealityReplay

    RealityReplay

    Humans easily miss events in their surroundings due to limited short-term memory and field of view. This happens, for example, while watching ...

  • Data Navigator provides visualization toolkits with rich, accessible navigation structures, robust input handling, and flexible, semantic rendering.

    Data Navigator

    Data Navigator is a JavaScript library that allows for navigation of data structures. Data Navigator makes png, svg, canvas, and even webgl gr...

  • screenshot of the Android Network Traces website with a table of tracing info about Meta apps

    Android Network Traces

    Smartphone apps collect and send a great deal of data about us to third-party websites, but what are they collecting and where are they sendin...

  • A before and after that shows a data visualization's screen reader semantics have been improved.

    Chartability

    Chartability is a set of heuristics (testable questions) for ensuring that data visualizations, systems, and interfaces are accessible. Charta...

  • A grid of six images showing different VR environments (street, museum, supermarket) and different types of navigation instructions (arrows on ground, avatar, call outs).

    User Preference for Navigation Instructions in Mixed Reality

    Current solutions for providing navigation instructions to users who are walking are mostly limited to 2D maps on smartphones and voice-based ...

  • close up of the ReCompFig kinematic display

    ReCompFig

    From creating input devices to rendering tangible information, the field of HCI is interested in using kinematic mechanisms to create human-co...

  • UML-style workflow diagram of system. A Mixed Reality layout is generated by users, and an automatic system the adapts its positioning.

    SemanticAdapt

    We present an optimization-based approach that automatically adapts Mixed Reality (MR) interfaces to different physical environments. Current ...

  • screenshot of the choose sound categories, checkbox lists of different sound options

    Polyphonic

    The Polyphonic project explores collecting real-world data by piggybacking on game streaming communities such as Twitch, which capture over a ...

  • HCII logo, grey watermark

    Games and Climate

    How can games help address the challenge of climate change? Through research and design, we are exploring ways that games can motivate collect...

  • splash screen for Bloomwood Stories: Block Party

    Bloomwood Stories

    Bloomwood Stories: Block Party is a visual novel that aims to increase players' health self-efficacy and connect them to health resources at t...

  • Social Cybersecurity

    Our research into the human factors of cybersecurity focuses on people as social actors whose security behaviors are influenced by their relat...

  • sensing relationships icon: a continuous loop between a person and their friends with a mobile phone in the middle

    Understanding Mental Health with Mobile Sensing

    Understanding how our family and friends affect our mental health People are social beings in nature and our friends and family play a crucia...

  • 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...

  • 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 us...

  • 2 side by side photos of an HCII PostDoc and PhD student with the SpokeSense prototype at the NWBA basketball tournament

    SpokeSense

    A Wearable Fitness Tracker for Wheelchair Athletes Information provided by traditional fitness trackers is not always relevant to athletes of...

  • this flat, white 3D printed item self-folded into the shape of a rose when exposed to heat

    Thermorph: Flat, 3D Printed Materials that Self-Fold When Heated

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used an inexpensive 3-D printer to produce flat plastic items that, when heated, fold themselve...

  • smartwatch on right wrist projecting the interface onto the wearer's forearm

    LumiWatch

    While smartwatches are convenient, there is a limit to their functionality due to their small interfaces. Enter LumiWatch. ...

  • a person touches a wall in 2 places which is recognized by the wall's sensors and displayed on a nearby laptop screen

    Wall++

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Disney Research found that they could make walls "smart" ...