Lab Facilities

Located in DC3540 of University of Waterloo’s Davis Centre, the HCI Lab serves as an office space for our graduate students, and a hub for collaboration. The lab was specifically designed with the needs of HCI research in mind. The new FIPS Facility (Fully Interactive Physio-digital Spaces) Staging Areas (DC3544 and DC2308) provide additional space for work on projects involving spatial augmented reality.

The student office space was also designed to support collaboration between lab members. The space is open, with no internal walls, nearly all furniture is movable, and each student has a personal workspace.

Prospective Students

We encourage students interested in HCI to apply to the University of Waterloo’s graduate program. HCI is an interdisciplinary field, and we welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Tips for Applying

The CS graduate application form includes a page on which you specify your research interests. Currently, this form lists “graphics and user interfaces” as a single item, making it difficult to identify students specifically interested in HCI research. Until this can be changed, your application will find us more quickly if you write in “HCI” as your area of interest.

Applications should be submitted via the University of Waterloo’s standard application process. General information for prospective students can be found here, while graduate-specific information is available from this page.