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 Hack+Snack
August 10, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KnowledgeWorks II, 2202 Kraft Dr.

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6 days ago
Why we hate using email but love sending texts - featuring our own @jivory https://t.co/3Zn8MYei5A via @BBC_Capital
1 month ago
New journal paper from our 3D Experiences Group!
Move the Object or Move Myself? Walking vs. Manipulation for the Examination of 3D Scientific Data https://t.co/eicRwUMlwo
1 month ago
Congratulations to Kurt Luther and students Vikram Mohanty and David Thames on receiving the Best Poster/Demo Award at the 2018 Human Computation (HCOMP) conference in Zurich, Switzerland for their poster and demo. https://t.co/VNIbIItx4M https://t.co/8dMkB4cSoL CHCI_VT photo