The Human Computer Interaction Consortium is constituted of active participants from leading academic, governmental, and industrial organizations who have come together to develop and promote the discipline. An integral function of the consortium is to strengthen academic programs and provide industrial experience for students and faculty. The consortium will provide a focus for the discipline and promote technology transfer and information exchanges between academia and industry.


  • Construct a scientific foundation for Human-Computer Interaction
  • Promote research, education, and training
  • Promote technology transfer and information exchange
  • Participate in collaborative research


The Consortium will operate as a "global village." It will promote the concepts of the virtual institution and faculty by encouraging exchanges of personnel between the participating institutions and industrial partners. Practical relevance and contributions of the discipline will be measured by the application of the theories and methods to real problems and systems.