HCI, Visualisation and User Experience

Using next generation technologies to advance major industries and deliver solutions for an innovative digital future

Technologies such as virtual reality, the large interactive worlds of video games and smartphone apps all contribute to the ever-expanding boundaries of our digital future.

Our team of experts, led by Professor Henry Duh, focus on technology driven projects in the areas of visualisation, interactive media and educational technology, human-computer interaction, virtual and augmented reality, image processing and computer vision systems.

Our team has expertise across a wide range of areas including the visualisation of complex data, virtual reality interaction, biomedical imaging and analysis, software application interface design and computer-based collaborative learning.

We work on exploring the boundaries of advanced deep learning machine models using different artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to introduce new ways for artists and designers to use digital technologies in their future creations. Our team has also supported physicians using similar methods with improving the precision of medical scans and analysing images to help determine health data.

Our collaborative projects can expand into the areas of investigating people’s behaviour across different media platforms, enhancing mobile gesture controls to improve accessibility and exploring how users behave in large virtual environments such as in role-playing games.


About - It is widely believed that virtual reality (VR) might become a 'silver bullet' for teaching and training, enabling learners to develop knowledge, skills and abilities in a safe and scalable environment that replicates the feeling of real-world practice. However, achieving this potential requires a deeper understanding of how people perceive, behave, and learn in VR.

Our team has developed a VR soft skills training program that enables learners to practice difficult social interactions in a safe VR space. The study of this program and others will enable us to derive principles that can be applied to VR training more broadly.

Partner - Liminal VR

About – Diagnostic images from biomedical imaging scanners, clinical data, and biomedical data from body sensors are collected during the daily activities, treatment, and rehabilitation process, resulting in extremely complex heterogeneous spatial-temporal diagnostic and monitoring data.

Our team develops innovative AI solutions using multi-modality health data for smarter healthcare applications, such as early diagnosis, prognosis, and prevention. The project provides significant benefits to finer data analytics, better knowledge discovery and patient-customized diagnosis and treatment planning.

Partners Taipei Medical University; Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital; Shandong Cancer HospitalRudder Technology PTY LTD

About – The development of autonomous vehicle technology provides benefits for people with disabilities. However, it is still unclear the barriers and opportunities that autonomous vehicles represent to them.

Our team assesses the requirements that people with disabilities have with the emerging technology and informs the framework of interaction design that covers the entire process of using autonomous vehicles. Our team also proposes interaction schemes for in-vehicle user interfaces that are tailored to the needs of people with disabilities to make autonomous vehicles more accessible to them.

Partners HMI Technologies; iMove Australia

Our researchers

Dr Richard Skarbez – Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Technology

Dr Alex Tomy – Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Technology

Dr Huawei Tu – Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Technology

Mr Erik van Vulpen – Deputy Director of the Centre for Technology Infusion

Dr Kiki Adhinugraha – Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Technology

Professor Phoebe Chen – Professor in Computer Science and Information Technology

Dr Lydia Cui – Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Technology

Professor Aniruddha Desai – Research Professor and Director of the Centre for Technology Infusion

Contact us

Our team is always exploring new avenues to use advanced technologies and help many industries implement efficient solutions.

If you would like to work with us, please contact Professor Henry Duh for more information.