The Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCI Center, or HCIC for short) is a central institute of RWTH Aachen University. It integrates an interdisciplinary group of researchers that look at Human-Computer Interaction, Usability, Risk Communication and Technology Acceptance from different perspectives. We conduct academic and industry-funded research and development. It was founded in 2011 by four faculty members of RWTH Aachen University:


From left to right: Jan Borchers, Eva Jakobs, Martina Ziefle, Peter Russell

The founding ceremony took place on Nov 10, 2011 on World Usability Day, with a keynote by Bruce Tognazzini, founder of the Apple Human Interface Group and principal with the Nielsen Norman Group. On Apr 11, 2014, the HCI Center celebrated its official move into its new offices in the CAMPUS Logistics cluster.