Human-Computer Interaction Group

The Human-Computer Interaction Group (HCI) carries out research on information visualisation techniques and systems, natural user interfaces, user experience techniques, and mobile education systems.

The group consists of academics and students from a variety of disciplines including human computer interaction, media design and network engineering.

Latest News

Introductory Meeting for 2017

The HCI Group will be meeting on ???

All prospective 400-level students are welcome to attend.

Research Interests

We are currently engaged in projects on:
  • network visualisation
  • security information and event management
  • exoplanets visualisation
  • sports visualisation
  • user experience practice
  • mobile education
  • visualisation of education metrics
  • collaborative visualisation


There are currently three academic staff attached to the group from the School of Engineering and Computer Science:
  • Stuart Marshall - Senior Lecturer and group leader, interested in visualisation, natural user interaction and digital preservation
  • Ian Welch - Associate Professor, interested in networks and computer security
  • Craig Anslow - Lecturer, interested in visualization, interactive surfaces, CSCW, Collaboration
  • Roman Klapaukh - (Alumni) Fomer Teaching Fellow, interested in visualisation and gesture controls.


The group consists of staff, PhD students, Masters thesis students and students completing final year or honours projects

Being Involved

The HCI group meets weekly at 10:30am - 11:30am on Thursdays in AM411 on Victoria University's Kelburn campus.

The group also maintains a mailing list for general announcements:

For more information about joining or collaborating with the group, please contact Stuart Marshall

Resources and Experimentation

The group maintains a collection of interaction devices for use in projects and experiments. These include multi-touch tables, iPads, visualisation walls, Leap Motions, and both Kinect and Playstation Move systems.

In order to conduct experiments with you humans we need to get human ethics approval.