Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Haifa

Welcome to the Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization Lab at the University of Haifa. We do research on a wide variety of topics focusing on various areas in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization. Our research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of novel technologies, and well as on the study and understanding of how technologies affect human behavior. The lab is part of the Information Systems department at the University of Haifa, and resides and is affiliated with the Caesarea Rothschild Institute (CRI)



  • Context-aware computing
  • Museum technology
  • Augmented reality
  • Image search interfaces
  • Designing foot interaction
  • Evaluation of Information Visualization
  • Visualizing news items
  • Composite indicator visualization


1-10-20 // We are happy to announce that the Haifa HCI lab has received a grant and is participating in a large Israeli consortium on the topic of remote control of autonomous vehicles. Alice Cohen and Felix Tener will be working on this project

1-10-20 // The paper: “Sharing emotions: determining films’ evoked emotional experience from their online reviews” was recently published in the Information Retrieval Journal. Written together with Osnat Mokryn, David Bodoff, Nadim Bader and Yael Albo


Lab director

Dr. Joel Lanir is the head of the HCI and Visualization lab at the University of Haifa.

If you are interested in doing research in HCI or InfoVis, collaborating, or simply talking about HCI, the weather or anything else, feel free to contact me using the contact details below.

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