Human Computer Interaction Research at IBM has a vibrant global community, and a long history.
Some of our larger research groups and centers are:
The Center works closely with corporate residents, university students and faculty, creating the industry's premier incubator for the research, development and testing of social software that is "fit for business".
The USER group focuses on understanding and improving how people interact with technology. Its goal is to improve the ease-of-use of existing products and explore new paradigms in using computers.
Social Computing has to do with designing computational systems that accommodate the social practices that are a fundamental part of the ways humans work, live and play.
The Social Technologies group develops and studies Web 2.0 and social media technologies, in which people play a key role. We focus on all system levels, from the data model and backend, through the algorithms, to the user interface.
The Accessibility Research group focuses on users who cannot access computers and information by using standard interfaces, such as people with visual impairment.
The Spoken Web group aims to bring technology closer to users in developing regions by enabling information access through low-cost mobile devices.
- CHI 2012 Best Paper award: Pavel Gurevich - IBM Research, Haifa, Joel Lanir - University of Haifa, Benjamin Cohen - IBM Research, Haifa, Ran Stone - IBM Research, Haifa TeleAdvisor: A Versatile Augmented Reality Tool for Remote Assistance.
- CHI 2012 Best Paper award: Bonnie E. John - IBM Research, Sonal M Starr - IBM Software Group, Brian S Utesch - IBM Software Group Experiences with Collaborative, Distributed Predictive Human Performance Modeling - Long Case Study.
- CSCW 2012 Honorable Mention Paper: Michael Muller, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (United States) Lurking as Personal Trait or Situational Disposition? Lurking and Contributing in Enterprise Social Media.