Eyes-Free Yoga demoThe Allen School's Human Computer Interaction group pursues innovative research attacking high-impact problems. We are motivated by both the fundamental challenges of creating interactive systems and the tremendous opportunities for new interactive technologies to improve our everyday lives.

We pursue an inherently interdisciplinary approach, collaborating within UW CSE and across the larger UW community. Many of these collaborations are organized around the dub group, the University of Washington's cross-campus initiative for research and education in Human-Computer Interaction and Design. The dub group pursues research in accessibility, ubiquitous and context-aware computing, intelligent user interfaces, education, health, sustainability, and many other topics.

In 2020, UW CSE along with the iSchool; ME; HCDE; Rehabilitation Technology; and Disability Studies launched the Center for Research and Education in Accessible Technologies and Experiences (CREATE) to make technology accessible, and to make the world accessible through technology. The CREATE center is a multidisciplinary, Accessibility focused effort. Any UW student or faculty researcher working on accessibility of or through technology can join UW CREATE, email us at create-contact@uw.edu

In 2014, UW CSE launched the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies that empower people living with severe motor and speech impairments. The Taskar Center engages faculty and students from CSE, electrical engineering, human-centered design and engineering, and rehabilitation medicine in research projects and outreach activities that seek to improve quality of life for this underserved population.

Our multi-disciplinary approach and solid record of success place us among the best human-computer interaction research groups in the world.