Human-Computer Interaction

My research group addresses a wide range of challenge areas in which people collectively and individually use information technology to solve problems, to learn, to be healthier and more active, and even to be better citizens. Our work involves investigating innovative activities and projects that are or can be transformed with information technology, developing new systems and applications to support human activity, and directly studying the appropriation and use of technology by people in lab and field studies. We are especially interested in how people use technology to share and collaborate, to stay aware of news and activity, and to make sense and make decisions in complex and dynamic circumstances. Current focus areas include designs to support community activity and projects, collaborative tools for learning, and smart camera prosthetics for visually impaired people.

Campus(es): 
University Park
Work Setting(s): 
Community-based, On campus, Remote
Area(s): 
Communications and Journalism, Education, Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Description of responsibilities: 

Often students first attend planning ans brainstorm meetings, then successively focus on particular projects roles in observation and interviewing, data coding and analysis, software development, and report writing.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Field or laboratory research skills are useful. Programming or other technology skills are useful.

Opportunity Timeframe(s): 
Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year
Position Type(s): 
Credit, Volunteer
Number of positions available: 
2-4
Application Procedure: 

Send inquiries via email to Prof. Carroll - jmcarroll@psu.edu

Posting Date: 
Monday, September 20, 2021
Last Updated: 
September 18, 2021