The HIVE (Human Computer Interaction for Virtual Experiences) Lab focuses on creating novel designs, understanding user behaviour and experiences, and conducting evaluations of interactive and collaborative creative technologies. Our research provides user-centred solutions in multidisciplinary domains such as education, health, entertainment and arts.

The HIVE Lab contributes primarily to the theme of creating future digital technologies through the design, implementation and evaluation of emerging technology including extended reality and associated immersive technologies, motion capture, game design, persuasive technologies, haptics and emerging smart technologies.

HIVE Lab researchers actively engage in the design of technology platforms that support, explore, and develop physical or virtual collaborative environments (connecting multiple users in different locations), use of heterogeneous hardware infrastructure with different modes of interactions, and enable cross-disciplinary integration with fields including AI, creative visual design, engineering and cyber-physical systems, towards enabling a smart data driven world.

HIVE also generates empirical data through conducting pilots, informal and formal user evaluations by applying mixed methods approaches including qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques to ascertain the impact, usability and efficiency of system design and implementations.

Our research makes an impact by:

  1. Applying the fundamentals of behavioural and interaction design by first understanding user behaviour with select emerging technologies;
  2. Applying principles of behavioural sciences and design guidelines to create interactive, engaging, and effective system designs using emerging technologies in multiple application domains, and;
  3. Validating the effectiveness of the designed experiences through their application. Applying ethnographic techniques including field observations, biometric data collection, workshops, and interviews
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