Having the right information at the right time is key to autonomy, decision making, and modern democracy.
Increasingly, though, we get our information from technological sources—search, online news, even social media. Our group is interested in the nexus of humans, technology and information: how do people find, use and manage information, and how is this affected (positively or negatively) by technology? Our key interests are information seeking beyond search, information neutrality and mis- and disinformation, social information seeking, and the role of information in creative and innovative problem solving.
Changing views: the role of information experiences in changing viewpoints
An ongoing look at how people experience information and technology when changing their viewpoint on issues of importance to them.
Evaluation of natural user interfaces in query auto-completion
Investigating the underlying mechanisms of Query Auto-Completions systems in search engines, their cost and their efficiency, with the aim of obtaining deeper insights into their design and performance characteristics.
An ARC DP and two ARDC Grants Awarded to HCI Researchers
Our HCI researchers have been successful in this year’s round of ARC Discovery Projects (ARC DP), gaining one ARC DP grant, and also two Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) grants, for a total of three new funded projects.
IDL researchers contribute to successful OzCHI’19
Presenters and attendees of the 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI’19) met on Perth’s sandy shores between 3–5 December 2019.
IDL researchers to present at esteemed CHI 2020 conference
The 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020), is taking place between 25–30 April in Oahu, Hawai’i, USA.
Our researchers take home two awards at UbiComp 2019
PhD Candidate Zhanna Sarsenbayeva received the Gaetano Borriello Outstanding Student Award and a Distinguished Paper Award was received by a group of researchers.
HCI Lab Open House
To mark the completion of the new lab, we held an Open House.
CHI 2019: Strong participation by the University of Melbourne
The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, also known as CHI 2019, is the flagship annual conference.
Room for innovation: lab upgrades
Human-Computer Interaction has received a tech-powered update to our research workspace for graduate researchers.