Human Computer Interaction Initiative

The study of the relationship between humans and computers has quickly become one of the most dynamic and significant fields of technical investigation. Iowa State University’s graduate program in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is an established leader in this rapidly changing field, making strategic investments to accelerate research, attract talented students and faculty, and expand the program of study.

Interdisciplinary by definition, HCI impacts nearly every area of our lives. The HCI graduate major reflects a broad recognition in academia and industry of the need to train researchers to meet the challenges faced by this rapidly evolving area of technological progress. HCI graduate students at ISU interact with faculty from departments representing every college in the University as well as researchers at the Virtual Reality Applications Center.

Students in the program engage in the interdisciplinary research and study of the interaction between people and technology and how that technology impacts society.