Our Mission

The HCI Engineering Group (HCIE) at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory works at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction and Personal Fabrication Tools. Our long-term vision is that in the future anybody will be able to create anything anywhere anytime. Working towards this goal, we build novel hardware and software systems that advance personal fabrication technologies. The group is led by assistant professor Stefanie Mueller.



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Resources & Events


HCI Seminar
HCI Seminar: Dynamic Drawings for Communication & Design (Rubaiat Habib, Autodesk Research)

posted on February 16, 2017

We are restarting the HCI seminar at MIT CSAIL and were fortunate to welcome Rubaiat Habib from Autodesk Research as our first speaker. Please stay tuned for the rest of the semester, we will have talks by Iyad Rahwan (MIT Media Lab), Bjoern Hartmann (UC Berkeley), Jeff Huang (Brown), and Nicola Dell (Cornell Tech).
| Rubaiat’s Talk on youtube | HCI Seminar Archive |

IAP 2017
IAP 2017 Workshop: Laser cutting, Basic Electronics, and OpenCV in Two Afternoons

posted on January 20, 2017

On Jan 19/20, we ran our first IAP workshop! This small scale hands-on workshop in which participants build their own multi-touch pad was widely popular with more than 160 students on the waitlist. More hands-on hacking to come with our new Fall 2017 course Engineering Interactive Technologies.