Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) pervades every aspect of life in the 21st century. From augmented reality to social media to autonomous vehicles to crowdsourcing, the study of HCI impacts all of us. The Center for HCI at Virginia Tech is a world leader in HCI research, both designing interactive experiences and studying human interaction with and through technology. Learn more about CHCI.

CHCI’s transdisciplinary community performs cutting-edge HCI research and educates the next generation of HCI scholars. We offer a variety of programs including funding, shared resources, and opportunities for intellectual exchange.

Research Thrusts


CHCI work addresses all aspects of the interplay between people and interactive technologies. We place special emphasis on two key research thrust areas: 3D Experiences and Social Informatics.

CHCI 3D Experiences

Designing novel and effective user experiences through immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

CHCI Social Informatics

Understanding and defining interaction with information and communication tools in interpersonal, cultural, or institutional contexts.

Upcoming Events

CHCI Social Informatics Group Meeting
May 10, 2019 10am - 11am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253


CHCI Hack 'n' Snack
May 10, 2019 2pm - 5pm
Moss Arts Center, Room 253


CHCI Potluck
May 11, 2019 5:30pm - 9pm

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2 days ago
Congratulations CHCI alumna, @JDBurge! https://t.co/0tHgrTMdow
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Congratulations to CS alumna, @JDBurge ('07), and her group @blackcomputeHER for winning the #TechDoneRight Challenge! Check out what blackcomputeHER is all about 👉 https://t.co/H4m0vPRYQo https://t.co/b1y8NKxgAm
2 days ago
Congratulations to Run Yu, CHCI graduate assistant, on his successful PhD defense! His dissertation, "Designing Coherent Interactions for Virtual Reality,” explored the design space of plausible techniques for walking and object manipulation in VR.
1 week ago
Looking to keep things interactive in the higher ed classroom? Doug Bowman, professor and director of @CHCI_VT, explains how hand gesture tech can create an interactive digital world for students. https://t.co/8NtOPX6D6m