Human-Centered Computing


Human-Centered Computing has had a long history at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), beginning with Professors Peter Polson, Tom Landauer, Gerhard Fischer, Clayton Lewis, Skip Ellis and Walter Kintsch, among others. Today’s faculty continue this legacy, and can be found in academic homes across the university. Four of CU’s faculty have been elected to the CHI Academy including one SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award and two have received the ACM CHI Social Impact Award.


Our department houses several active faculty in Human-Centered Computing, with multiple Labs and Centers. We conduct research in social computing, health informatics, computer supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction (HCI), computer supported cooperative learning, graphical programming, digital libraries, digital divide, broadening CS participation, computer animation, game programming, universal design, web engineering, hypermedia, crisis informatics and more.

Active Labs & Centers