Welcome to the Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization Lab at the University of Haifa. We do research on a wide variety of topics focusing on various areas in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization. Our research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of novel technologies, and well as on the study and understanding of how technologies affect human behavior. The lab is part of the Information Systems department at the University of Haifa, and resides and is affiliated with the Caesarea Rothschild Institute (CRI)



  • Context-aware computing
  • Museum technology
  • Augmented reality
  • Image search interfaces
  • Designing foot interaction
  • Evaluation of Information Visualization
  • Visualizing news items
  • Composite indicator visualization


24.07.2017 // The laboratory has received an ISF grant to examine children's collaborative learning at the museum

07.12.2017 // Our paper entitled: "a conceptual framework for visualizing composite indicators", based on the PhD work of Yael Albo, was accepted to the Social Indicators journal

11.12.17 // Our paper: The effects of aging on the use of handheld augmented reality in a route planning task was accepted to computers in human behavior journal



Lab director

Dr. Joel Lanir is the head of the HCI and Visualization lab at the University of Haifa.

If you are interested in doing research in HCI or InfoVis, collaborating, or simply talking about HCI, the weather or anything else, feel free to contact me using the contact details below.