Human-Computer Interaction Research Group

The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Group at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand carries out research on AR/VR, natural user interfaces, information visualization, games, user experience techniques, mobile education systems, usable security, and human aspects of software engineering. The People consists of academics and students from a variety of disciplines including Research Projects in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Games, Media Design, and Software Engineering. The research group has a specifically designed HCI Lab with state of the art equipment. Summary of VUW HCI Research (PDF).


Upcoming Meetings

The HCI Research Group meeting (all 400-level, Masters, and PhD students are welcome to attend) happens every two weeks 1400 on Thursdays in CO140:

  • Next Meeting:
    • 2pm on Thursday 18 April 2024

Research Interests

We are currently engaged in projects in various areas, see summary of VUW HCI Research (PDF), notably:
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR)
  • Serious Games
  • Digital Mental Health
  • Digital Money
  • Digital Health
  • User experience practice
  • Mobile education
  • Data Visualisation
    • Visualization of education metrics
    • Network visualization
    • Visual Analytics
    • Collaborative visualization
    • Software visualization
  • Human aspects of software engineering and programming
  • Security information and event management
  • Usable security

Prospective Students

We are always looking for excellent PhD, Masters, and Honours students. We have funding available via our university and some other university funded research grants which are typically for summer research students.

Apply for a Postgraduate PhD/Master Scholarship ( Next deadlines in 2024: 1 March, 1 July, 1 November ), contact one of the HCI staff members depending on your research interests.

Summer Scholarships. We offer summer scholarships for VUW students only, some of which are related to HCI, Visualization, AR/VR, and Games. Applications for 2023/2024 will open in September 2023.

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