internationally recognised centre
of excellence with accumulated
experience in user interface software
technologies, design methodologies
& software tools
Established in

The HCI Laboratory carries out leading research activities focused on creating innovative frameworks, methods, tools and techniques that support the design and development of user interfaces for interactive applications and services that are accessible, usable and friendly to all users in the Information Society, while, at the same time, aiming to expedite development time, thus reducing cost.


The R&D activities of the HCI Laboratory are Human Centered and are rooted in the principles of Universal Access and Design for All, and are currently focusing on Ambient Intelligence technologies and their application in Smart Environments.

e-Accessibility, Design for All
& Universal Access

Adaptive and Personalized UIs

Usability/User Experience Design
and Evaluation Methods & Support Tools

Interaction in Ambient Intelligence
& Smart Environments

Human Robot Interaction

X-Reality: Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality

HCI for Application domains of societal
and industrial impact: Cultural Heritage,
Education, eGovernment, Automotive

Big Data Visualization

Interactive Media

Mobile HCI

Serious Games & Gamification

Programming Languages and Integrated Development
Environments for User Interfaces


User experience design and evaluation studies

Full-body avatar for edutainment and educational purposes

Novel design and evaluation methods, techniques and tools

3D visualization of big data

Accessible portals, documents and educational material

3D reconstructions of cultural heritage sites

Innovative e-Government services

Interactive (augmented) smart objects through
pervasive sensor integration

Tools to facilitate the development of multimodal
natural interaction systems and environments

Serious games and gamified environments

Visual detection of fingertip touch upon multiple surfaces

Methods and tools for interactive media

Interactive surfaces for multiple users

Methods and tools for the development of
multimodal Human-Robot Interfaces

Interaction with printed matter e.g. books, cards, maps, leaflets, etc.

Robot-based applications

Virtual /Augmented/ Mixed reality systems

Methods and tools for the development of
adaptive automotive user interfaces

Gestured-based interaction with 3D object models

Programming Languages and Integrated Development
Environments for User Interfaces


Big Data Visualization

Serious Games & Gamification

HCI for Cultural Heritage

Interactive Media

Mobile HCI

User Experience Evaluation Methods