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Sparks of Innovation Blog

Sparks of Innovation is our new Medium publication. Our faculty and students write short (800 words or so) popular science blog posts on their scientific articles. We also write short posts about events, news items, trip reports, and reviews of books written by HCIL members. The goal is for the content here to be approachable…

Understanding Data by Having Computers and Humans Work Together

By Zhe Cui, Karthik Badam, Adil Yalcin, and Niklas Elmqvist Understanding data using computer data science tools can be seen as a collaboration between the analyst and the computer. Most data tools put the analyst in the driver’s seat to guide the analysis. For example, in Excel, you need to select rows and columns and…

Advanced Transportation Lab is a long term partner of HCIL

At the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT LAB), more than 100 engineers, developers, researchers and students work to provide officials with actionable insight that can help keep transportation systems running smoothly. Housed in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, The CATT Lab is interested in providing planners, operators and researchers with computer…

Science Everywhere

Engaging entire neighborhoods in science learning with technology   Science Everywhere is an NSF funded research study aimed at understanding how technology can engage entire communities in science learning. We utilize a design-based research approach in which we co-design innovative science learning technology with families, teachers, and leaders in a community, implement that technology in the…

KidsTeam: Children & Adults Working as Design Partners

KidsTeam: Children & Adults Working as Design Partners Making technology for kids without working directly with them is “like making clothes for someone you don’t know the size of.” – Thomas, KidsTeam Child Design Partner Alumni Introduction The child and adult members of KidsTeam work together at the University of Maryland’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) to…