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 Meaghan Dee — Visual Interface Design for the FutureHAUS
November 16, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253

CHCI Social Informatics Group Meeting
November 16, 2018 10am - 11am
Moss Arts Center, Room 253

CHCI Executive Committee meeting
November 16, 2018 1pm - 2pm
Observation Room

CHCI 3D Experiences meeting
November 16, 2018 1pm - 2pm

Follow us on Twitter! @CHCI_VT

4 days ago
We've got our own @OnlyAnExpert here @VT_CS. @snaglee2401 talked to @WVTFRADIOIQ's Robbie Harris abt making music with computers. Literally with the computers in a process called #livewriting. Listen to the story here:
5 days ago
Great work by CHCI 3D Experiences researchers on display! Salem Museum opens virtual reality exhibit