HCI at the University of Waterloo

Welcome to the Human Computer Interaction lab at the University of Waterloo! Our group's research centers on improving the ways computers can help people lead more productive, happy, and healthy lives, at home, work, or play. A selection of areas of research that we work on include: motion kinematics in user interfaces, open source usability, sketch recognition, usable privacy and security, and pen-based interfaces.

Waterloo HCI at UIST 2012

PICL: Portable In-Circuit Learner  [PDF] [Video]
Proceedings of UIST '12
Adam Fourney and Michael Terry

Giving a Hand to the Eyes: Leveraging Input Accuracy for Subpixel Interaction
Proceedings of UIST'12
Nicolas Roussel, Géry Casiez, Jonathan Aceituno, and Daniel Vogel

Waterloo HCI at CHI 2012

“Then Click OK!” Extracting References to Interface Elements in Online Documentation  [PDF]
Proceedings of CHI'12
Adam Fourney, Ben Lafreniere, Richard Mann, and Michael Terry

Waterloo HCI at ITS 2011

ZoomPointing Revisited: Supporting Mixed Resolution Sketching on Interactive Surfaces [PDF]
Proceedings of ITS'11
Matei Negulescu, Jaime Ruiz, and Edward Lank

Waterloo HCI at UIST 2011

Query-Feature Graphs: Bridging User Vocabulary and System Functionality [PDF]
Proceedings of UIST'11
Adam Fourney, Richard Mann, and Michael Terry

Conté: Multimodal Input Inspired by an Artist’s Crayon
Proceedings of UIST'11
Daniel Vogel and Géry Casiez

AdaptableGIMP: Designing a Socially-Adaptable Interface [PDF] [Poster PNG]
Proceedings of UIST'11
Ben Lafreniere, Andrea Bunt, Matthew Lount, Filip Krynicki, and Michael Terry

Embedding Interface Sketches in Code [PDF] [Video]
Proceedings of UIST'11
James Simpson and Michael Terry

Waterloo HCI at CHI 2011

User-Defined Motion Gestures for Mobile Interaction [ACM Library] [PDF]
Jaime Ruiz, Edward Lank, and Yang Li

Characterizing the Usability of Interactive Applications Through Query Log Analysis [ACM Library] [PDF]
Adam Fourney, Richard Mann, and Michael Terry

DoubleFlip: A Motion Gesture Delimiter for Interaction [ACM Library] [PDF]
Jaime Ruiz and Yang Li

Waterloo HCI at UIST 2010

DoubleFlip: A Motion Gesture Delimiter for Interaction [PDF]
Jaime Ruiz and Yang Li

What Can Internet Search Engines “Suggest” About the
Usage and Usability of Popular Desktop Applications?
Adam Fourney, Richard Mann, and Michael Terry

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