Human Computer Interaction & UX

Understanding and improving social experiences

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX) researchers at Facebook seek to deeply understand and improve the experiences of the over 2 billion people around the world who use Facebook every month.

Our research spans everything from new gesture interfaces, to learning how developing countries use mobile phones for maternal health, what it’s like to play soccer against someone 3000 miles away, and even debating the future of online education. Using evaluative methods, from ethnography to usability, survey measurement to experimental design and log data analysis, as well as building new immersive experiences in virtual space, gives us a better understanding of how people interact and engage via and with technology. We apply our learnings help product teams at Facebook manage design for life’s interactions and social media engagements as well as push boundaries in new immersive technologies.

Latest Publications

All Publications

SPCE - December 21, 2020

Contact Burn Injuries Part I: The influence of object thermal mass

May Yen, Francesco Colella, Harri Kytomaa, Boyd Allin, Alex Ockfen

SPCE - December 21, 2020

Contact Burn Injuries Part II: The influence of object shape, size, contact resistance, and applied heat flux

May Yen, Francesco Colella, Harri Kytomaa, Boyd Allin, Alex Ockfen

ISMAR - November 9, 2020

Investigating Remote Tactile Feedback for Mid-Air Text-Entry in Virtual Reality

Aakar Gupta, Majed Samad, Kenrick Kin, Per Ola Kristensson, Hrvoje Benko

ACM UIST - October 19, 2020

Acustico: Surface Tap Detection and Localization using Wrist-based Acoustic TDOA Sensing

Jun Gong, Aakar Gupta, Hrvoje Benko

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