Welcome to the Interactive Systems and User Experience Research Cluster of Excellence at the University of Central Florida. At the IS&UE Research Cluster of Excellence, our mission is to develop innovative techniques, tools, and applications that improve the overall experience between humans and machines. The vision of this cluster is to be a world class research leader in the innovative development and evaluation of interactive technology experiences that benefit humanity.

Research Cluster Goals:
  • explore and develop core technologies to improve beneficial interactive technology user experiences and study their effectiveness
  • foster multidisciplinary research in beneficial interactive user experiences
  • disseminate research findings in top conferences and journals
  • foster collaboration with industry
  • support entrepreneurship activities based on ISUE activities
  • provide a continual stream of skilled graduates to partake in high‐tech interactive technology jobs.

More specifically, we are interested in the creation and evaluation of advanced interfaces that support education, entertainment, and general work productivity.

We are always looking for undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students to come work in our lab. If you're interested in the things you see on this site, contact Dr. LaViola.

Latest News

  • May 5, 2016
    Congratulations to Dr. Jared Bott for successfully defending his PhD dissertation, "The WOZ Recognizer: A Tool For Understanding User Perceptions of Sketch-based Interfaces". Jared has started work at Meta.
  • February 10, 2016
    Congratulations to Arun Kulshreshth and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "Dynamic Stereoscopic 3D Parameter Adjustment For Enhanced Depth Discrimination", selected to receive a SIGCHI Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award (top 4% of all submissions to CHI 2016).
  • December 14, 2015
    Congratulations to Arun Kulshreshth and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "Dynamic Stereoscopic 3D Parameter Adjustment For Enhanced Depth Discrimination", accepted to ACM CHI 2016.
  • December 9, 2015
    Congratulations to Corey Pittman, Eugene Taranta, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "A $-Family Friendly Approach to Prototype Selection", accepted to the 2016 ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.
  • December 9, 2015
    Congratulations to Bo Kang, Arun Kulshreshth, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, "AnalyticalInk: An Interactive Learning Environment For Math Problem Solving", accepted to the 2016 ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.
  • October 22, 2015
    Jared Bott and Dr. LaViola's paper, The WOZ Recognizer: A Wizard of Oz Sketch Recognition System, has been published online in the ACM Digital Library in ACM Transactions of Interactive Intelligent Systems.
  • October 21, 2015
    Congratulations to Eugene Taranta, Andres Vargas, and Dr. LaViola for having their paper, Streamlined and Accurate Gesture Recognition with Penny Pincher, accepted to Computers and Graphics.
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