The HCI Center is a new center at RWTH Aachen University that focuses on usability and the research, design, development and evaluation of new user interfaces.
- On Nov 10, 2011 the HCI Center held its founding ceremony during the 2011 World Usability Day. The day included a keynote by Bruce Tognazzini, founder of the Apple Human Interface Group and principal with the Nielsen Norman Group, and the announcement of a newly established usability award. See the full report here.
PeopleThe HCI Center was founded by four faculty members from RWTH Aachen University
- Jan Borchers, Professor of Computer Science and head of the Chair for Media Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction (founding director)
- Eva Jakobs, Professor of Language and Communication Studies and head of the Chair for Text Linguistics and Technical Communication
- Peter Russell, Professor of Architecture and head of the Chair for Computer-Aided Architectural Design
- Martina Ziefle, Professor of Language and Communication Studies and head of the Chair for Communication Science.
From left to right: Jan Borchers, Eva Jakobs, Martina Ziefle, Peter Russell, Michael Tobias (P3 Group)
- In early 2014, the HCI Center will move into its new spaces in the Logistics Cluster that is currently under construction in the RWTH Campus Melaten Area. These spaces will include offices by all four participating institutes, and will be located right next to the chairs of Eva Jakobs and Martina Ziefle. Meanwhile, the HCIC faculty members are coordinating HCIC activities form their current offices.