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


12-2-22// The paper: “Driving from a distance: challenges and guidelines for autonomous vehicle teleoperation interfaces” written by Felix Tener and Joel Lanir was accepted to be published at CHI 2022.

12-2-22 // The paper: “Physicality as an anchor for coordination: examining collocated collaboration in physical and mobile augmented reality setting” written by Lev Poretsky, Joel Lanir, Ram Margalit and Ofer Arazy was accepted and published at CSCW 


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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