Department of Communications and Networking

Human Computer Interaction

The group studies computational methods for improving user interfaces, including modeling, optimization, and machine learning methods.
User Interfaces

The group develops algorithms, models, and interactive tools for computational design and adaptation of user interfaces. The models are informed by theories in behavioral and social sciences and acquired in rigorous experimental studies. We have demonstrated the results in a number of applications ranging from classic problems like keyboards to novel multimodal interfaces.

The group is funded by ERC, Academy of Finland, and Technology Industries Finland.

We are part of the Finnish Center for AI, as well as the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems.

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The group is led by Professor Antti Oulasvirta. 

Latest publications

Learning GUI Completions with User-defined Constraints

Lukas Brückner, Luis A. Leiva, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

Investigating Positive and Negative Qualities of Human-in-the-Loop Optimization for Designing Interaction Techniques

Liwei Chan, Yi Chi Liao, George B. Mo, John J. Dudley, Chun Lien Cheng, Per Ola Kristensson, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Toward AI Assistants That Let Designers Design

Sebastiaan De Peuter, Antti Oulasvirta, Samuel Kaski 2022 arXiv

Learning to type with mobile keyboards

Xinhui Jiang, Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta, Xiangshi Ren 2022 Computers in Human Behavior

Cognitive Modelling

Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta, Andrew Howes 2022

Robust and Deployable Gesture Recognition for Smartwatches

Utkarsh Kunwar, Sheetal Borar, Moritz Berghofer, Julia Kylmälä, Ilhan Aslan, Luis A. Leiva, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 27th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2022

Modeling how different user groups perceive webpage aesthetics

Luis A. Leiva, Morteza Shiripour, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 UNIVERSAL ACCESS IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY

Rediscovering Affordance

Yi Chi Liao, Kashyap Todi, Aditya Acharya, Antti Keurulainen, Andrew Howes, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Computational Rationality as a Theory of Interaction

Antti Oulasvirta, Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Andrew Howes 2022 ACM SIGCHI annual conference on human factors in computing systems

Counterfactual Thinking

Antti Oulasvirta, Kasper Hornbæk 2022 International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
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