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


Playdate with Dr. Joe Gabbard - Beyond the Desktop and Tablet: AR User Experiences
February 15, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253


CHCI all-hands meeting
February 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253


CHCI Social Informatics Group Meeting
February 15, 2018 10:30m - 11:30am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253

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4 days ago
Joe Gabbard gives the ⁦ @CHCI_VT⁩ ⁦ @ICATatVT⁩ Play date talk on AR User Experience https://t.co/xWDwDejqQ2 CHCI_VT photo
3 weeks ago
CHCI welcomes Abiola Akanmu of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction as our newest CHCI faculty affiliate. Please join us in welcoming Abiola! We look forward to working with her and forging more connections between CHCI and MLSoC. https://t.co/sgfYqIK1uw CHCI_VT photo