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Ph.D. in Informatics with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction

Is the future your comfort zone?

Put your focus on tomorrow when you earn our Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction.

Understanding how to study and create optimal user experiences is crucial to developing and advancing tools for the digital age. By taking part in innovative research at the forefront of HCI you’ll shape how the world uses technology, from can openers to computers.

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Contributors to the HCI body of knowledge

In our applied, research-based program, Ph.D. students identify new problems in HCI and generate new knowledge to solve them. You’ll collaborate in research labs and be mentored by faculty with real-world expertise in UX research, social computing, accessibility, interaction design for health, android science, and other emerging HCI areas.

Students conduct HCI and usability research that spans disciplines including computing, communication, robotics/android science, biomedical devices, and human and social sciences. Working at Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus, with its strong health care focus, offers unique opportunities and facilities.

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Expect an interdisciplinary UX

Our Ph.D. in Informatics with a Human-Computer Interaction specialization is a 90-credit-hour program that integrates computing, usability, interface design, the social sciences and other disciplines in the design and development of user-friendly technologies, software and information systems. The program includes core courses, research rotations, your choice of minor, qualifying examinations, and a dissertation.

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