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Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ)

Research Group Summary

The Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) is a human-computer interface research centre hosted at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The lab is a partner of the world-leading HIT Lab US based at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The HIT Lab NZ integrates research & education, providing students with a project-based learning environment. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from existing departments within the University carry out research projects in the Lab.

Staff and students can work on their own initiatives or on industry and faculty-driven projects, all of which have the potential to result in real commercial products. Students can undertake projects in the Lab as part of their studies or alternatively work in the Lab as an extracurricular activity. The end goal is to improve the user experience with technology.

The HIT Lab NZ conducts research with new emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Human-Robot Interaction, Immersive Visualization, and Applied Gaming Design. Interaction Design techniques are used to adapt these technologies to the needs of end users and solve real world problems.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Tahfiz Ahmad Zamri: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Jacquie Annand: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Huidong Bai: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Sathya Barathan: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Amit Barde: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Juergen Brandstetter: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Hao Chen: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Alex Chernoglazov: Visitor; MARS Group
  • Rory Clifford: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Helen Figg: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Tom Furness: International Director; HIT Lab US, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Lei Gao: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Humayun Khan: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Hyungon Kim: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Seungwon Kim: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Julian Looser: Visitor; Quiver
  • Harish Mandalika: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Alaeddin Nassani: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Michael Nelson: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Om Rudhru: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Eduardo Sandoval: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Bhuvan Sarupuri: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Qi Min Ser: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Wenjing Tang: MHIT Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Nikita Tuanquin: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Utku Yalcin: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab
  • Grace Zhou: PhD Student; Human Interface Technology Lab

Subject Area: Disciplines